John Banovich is known internationally for his large, dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife and his deep passion, knowledge and unwavering commitment to conservation. Banovich's work is in important museum, corporate and private collections across the globe and has appeared in numerous prestigious venues. Banovich’s work has been showcased on CBS Entertainment Tonight, The Outdoor Channel, The Great American Country Channel, Orion Entertainment, PBS and NBC has written about his dedication to his conservation work and named him an NBC Cause Celebrity.
In 2007 John Banovich founded the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation. It is the culmination of tireless conservation efforts over the past two decades. Through his career as an artist, Banovich has inspired a deeper understanding of the world and its wildlife, encouraging successful conservation efforts and awareness of endangered species and their habitats. Currently BWF supports twelve projects in seven countries.
“I started the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation as a way to give something back to the world that has given so much to me. The name WILDSCAPES refers to large abundant landscapes…wild, balanced and intact ecosystems. There is nothing more important to future generations than wildlife and wild lands. Special places that lift our minds, replenish our spirits and renew our passion for living."
- John Banovich, Artist/Conservationist
Click on the images below to view John Banovich's artwork available for sale at this year's show.
In a harsh, gray part of the Kalahari Desert lies an ancient river that flows into the Okavango Delta. Because of shifting plates of this tail end of African Great Rift Valley the river dried up for nearly 20 years. Flowing once again this river brings some of the the world’s cleanest water to the parched landscape. I love the way massive dazzles of zebras come down in a parade to drink. As their hooves prance on the parched earth, a cloud of dusts cloaks the air.