Linda Besse’s Artist of the Year Painting Unveiled for 2014 SCI Hunters’ Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6th , 2013 Washington, DC –Safari Club International’s (SCI) annual Hunters’ Convention is touted as the Ultimate Hunters’ Market; if you plan on attending, you will find hunting trips and tons of the latest gear. But did you know it hosts one of the largest displays of wildlife art in the …

Adventures for Art and Conservation

This week Linda Besse, SCI Foundation's 2014 Conservation Artist of the Year, began painting the caribou in the piece.  As you can see below she started with the groups of caribou on either side of the two bulls. Most of the individuals in these groups are caribou that Linda saw one day on her WREAF …

Caribou on the Landscape

Linda has completed the composition of the piece. She talks about the process of reworking her drawing  in her blog post from Sunday, April 14th. It is a complex process with such a large artwork, and it is important that she gets all the proportions correct. Nevertheless, the caribou look stunning and there is an …

A Modified Easel and Herds of Caribou

SCI Foundation's 2014 Conservation Artist of the Year, Linda Besse, has been hard at work on her caribou painting. And, we are excited to follow the progress of this impressive artwork. As you can see in the image above, she has sketched and started to seal her work. Linda works exclusively in oil, and likes …

A Huge Painting for a Huge Audience

At the end of February SCI Foundation had the pleasure of introducing Linda Besse as the 2014 Conservation Artist of the Year. She is an accomplished artist and conservationist based in Mead, Washington. Linda has traveled all over the world and exhibits her paintings at the Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention. SCI Foundation is excited to …

SCI Foundation and Acclaimed Wildlife Artist Linda Besse Join Forces for Conservation Funding

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2013 Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) has awarded Linda Besse as the 2014 Conservation Artist of the Year, the most prestigious award in big game wildlife artistry. Ms. Besse will create an original oil painting of caribou that will be auctioned at the 42nd Annual SCI …