Alex Beard is a painter, author, filmmaker, and conservationist.
He is probably best known for his elaborate wildlife compositions created in his signature style of gestural painting, which he has coined “Abstract Naturalism.”
Alex has spent much of his life traveling to some of the world’s most remote wildlife outposts, observing and painting, continually honing his style while exploring themes of the cultural and environmental interconnectivity of all things.
He is also a passionate conservationist and philanthropist. In 2012 Alex established The Watering Hole Foundation – a public charity engaged in saving endangered wildlife and preserving their environments.
In this episode we talk about his early start as an artist, what it means to be an engaged artist in the world today, his artist practice, the correlation between his art and conservation, his children's book series, Tales From the Wateringhole, and he shares a few great stories from when he was a boy visiting his uncle Peter in Kenya.
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