BEND, Ore. (March 30, 2022) — Sheila Dunn is pleased to announce that a large collection of her art is now available as prints and stickers and will benefit the Wild Salmon Center.
Inspired by concern for the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska and its native trout and salmon, Dunn began painting trout, salmon, steelhead, and other species in 2017. Since then, she has created numerous pieces that are now available as prints and stickers. To support the species that inspired her, a portion of these sales will benefit the Wild Salmon Center.
The Wild Salmon Center is a global nonprofit conservation organization that works to protect ecosystems that are home to trout, salmon, steelhead, and char. Much of their work focuses on fish habitats in the Pacific Northwest and the Russian Far East. With the Wild Salmon Center designating significant focus on the threat of Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, this organization was a natural fit for Dunn.
“My artwork is very much informed by the people, wild places and things I love,” states Dunn. “Over the years I’ve become increasingly concerned for the future of these places and the creatures that call them home. For a time I felt very helpless, but then I realized there is something I can do to help through my artwork. I can capture the beauty I find in wilderness and wild things, and then donate a portion of my sales to various conservation organizations that help to protect both in very direct, tangible ways.”
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About Sheila Dunn:
Born and raised in the foothills of northern Colorado, Sheila Dunn currently lives and works in the beautiful town of Bend, Oregon. In 2006, she received a BFA in painting and a minor in art history from Colorado State University. Her love for creating – and belief in its absolute cultural significance – was solidified while studying abroad in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy, in 2005.
Best known for her large-scale, vibrant oil paintings, Sheila paints the people and wild places that inspire her with a focus on using her artwork as a vehicle for activism and conservation. When she is not in the painting studio, Sheila can be found teaching yoga, searching for her lost keys and exploring the wonders of the Northwest.
For more information about Sheila Dunn, please visit her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.