Astrid Harrisson (http://www.astridharrisson.com/) is an award-winning horse photographer best known for her striking yet intimate ability to capture the essence of her equine subjects. The compassion Astrid holds for her subjects is evident in every image and her ability to focus on the unusual whilst capturing the spirit of her subject is the hallmark of her work. Her fine art photographs sell to a global audience and private commissions take her around the world to photograph some of the world’s finest and rarest animals. In 2012 Harper Collins (UK) & Barrons (USA) published international coffee book The Majesty of the Horse, featuring Astrid’s sensitive portrayals of the world’s most wonderful breeds of horse.
Astrid is currently working on a series of exotic breeds of animals as well as a series of Photogravure Etchings under the kind Patronage of Her Highness Shaikha Hissa bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.
Astrid has provided Wild Welfare with financial donations from the sale of of some of her pieces
Stephen Rew (http://www.stephenrewfineart.com/) Stephen Rew is a British artist based in London. In 2007 Stephen began to focus his artistic career by undertaking a BA (hons) degree in Illustration at Swansea Metropolitan University. He continued to paint for various clients including the NHS and private commissions whilst honing his illustrative talents, and since graduating in 2011 has exhibited in group shows in London, Switzerland, Africa and Dubai. During an extended trip to Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal, where Stephen stalked and studied animals in the remotest of regions, his long term objectives to combine work with a love and respect for wildlife manifested themselves.
Utilising a versatile style and deep understanding of his subjects, Stephen is continuing to apply his creativity to the portrayal of wildlife and the natural world. Stephen enjoys using a diverse range of materials and employs different methods and mediums to paint or draw different animals and express different situations and energies, in a bid to capture the unique spirit of his subjects.
Stephen has kindly donated pieces of his work to Wild Welfare which we have used in raffles to raise funds for Wild Welfare