Artist's Statement

My creative mission is “Conveying the beautiful essence of animals in art.”  Animals are such amazing personalities. I’ve loved animals my whole life and they have been a contributing factor to making me the person and artist that I am. As someone who loves to put a lot of detail in their art, I strive to portray all the little details that really can make a drawing come to life. However, I wish to take this further to really convey that animals have their own personality and soul.

If I can convey the beautiful essence of animals through my art, then I’ve succeeded in my task. Animals are such an integral part of many of our lives and even more so part of nature and our environment. Their voice needs heard just like ours. It is my hope that my artwork brings you a sense of this and that the art speaks to you like it does to me.

~ Gunilla Wachtel