Bruce K. Lawes, is an internationally collected artist with a passion for animal art and conservation. He is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation (AFC), The Society of Animal Artists (SAA) and The Oil Painters of America (OPA). He was born in 1962 in Toronto, Canada. Lawes has studied part time at the Ontario College of Art and Design but attributes most of his success to the first hand encounters he fostered with the modern masters of the day. Lawes has shown his work in museums like the Eiteljorg Museum, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and The Hiram Blauvelt Museum, National Mississippi River Museum, Bookgreen Gardens, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and George A. Spiva Center for the Arts and in September 2021, the National Museum of Wildlfe Art. Lawes has had his work auctioned at the presitgious Coeur d’Alene Art Auction and the Jackson Hole Art Auction.
SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE (2020) Wrote: "The 58-year-old artist has forged an admirable career as one of the top painters working today in the genres of wildlife, equine, historical, and figurative art through a singular combination of innate talent, meticulous research, and old-fashioned hard work."
International Artist Magazine wrote, “One of the first things you notice about the art of Bruce Lawes is the artist’s versatility; whether it be a figurative painting, a landscape or an equine his work always upholds a strong level of quality, craftsmanship and technical skill.”
Art of the West Magazine recently praised Lawes as “one of the most versatile among today’s field of highly skilled representational artists, Lawes moves with seamless articulation between the genres of wildlife and equine portraiture, landscapes, and figurative renditions of historic events.”
Lawes’s passion to paint can only be surpassed by his reason for painting. The ‘why’ will always bring him the most satisfaction and purpose.
"Through my art I try to evoke your emotion for wildlife and our natural world creating opportunities for conservation and awareness with your help". I seek out worthy programs to use my abilities to raise awareness and much needed funds. I use my story telling to attract people to the love of our natural world, where they too may protect it, and keep it safe, for the generations that follow. As my friend Dr. Jane Goodall said to me, “…Only if we care, will we help.”