On Alert (cheetah) by Alison Clark



DIMENSIONS (Height - 66.00 cm X Width - 76.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Pastel on Paper
GENRE Animals
REGISTERED NRN # 000-2785-0161-01
COPYRIGHT © Alison Clark
PRIZES AND AWARDS The Knox Art Exhibition 2022 - Best Painting - All Mediums - Value $501 to $1000 Prize - $500
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Artist: Alison Clark



Website: www.alisonclarkwildart.com

Located Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Africa’s animals and wild places have held a fascination for Alison since childhood, especially the big cats – the grace and speed of the cheetah, the charisma of lions and the stealth and beauty of leopards.

Like many wildlife artists, she hopes the beauty of the animals in her paintings will not only be appreciated for their own sake, but also to foster a desire in people to conserve the wildlife.

After her first amazing trip to East Africa, she decided to paint African wildlife and prefers to use references she obtains herself from observations in the wild. She regularly returns to Africa to gather reference material and perform volunteer work with wild animals, assisting researchers and observing the animals in their natural habitats. As a result, she has had some amazing experiences. Passion for these animals has grown more with each trip as her understanding of them deepens.  “I feel this immersion in their environment is essential to bring authenticity to the images I paint, to get the right feeling on canvas that reflects the experience of being there with them and elicit an emotional response from viewers,” she says.

Alison also paints horses, another life-long passion as she has owned and ridden horses for over 30 years.

She studied pastel with Regina Hona and oil with Stephen Powell and has won awards for her animal paintings. Her work has been featured in Australian Artist and Sabona magazines, the US collectors’ magazine Wildlife Art and is featured in the book An African Legend: White Lions and Leopards.

In 2013 Alison completed a wildlife photography internship in South Africa and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor Of Science (Zoology).


Old Post Office Gallery, Seymour. Victoria, Australia  Tel: 61 03 5792 3179

Regularly exhibits at WASA and Pastel Society of Victoria exhibitions


Commissions accepted in oil, acrylic or pastel for wildlife and pet/equine portraits.

Teaching:  Animal painting classes in pastel or oil on Saturdays from 10.30am-12.30pm, private lessons by appointment.


2016: Best Painting $500-$1000 Knox Art Show

2015: Runner up Fauna, Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia


Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia. Annual Exhibition

Highly commended for "Border Patrol - Cheetahs"

Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, Wild Awards

Bronze Award for "Beware the Long Grass"


Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia. Annual Exhibition

Runner Up, Fauna, for "I Can Hunt, Too"


Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia. Annual Exhibition

Winner Best Animal Kingdom "Big Daddy and Me"

AGRA Seasonal Exhibition

Highly Commended "What's Under that Rock?"


Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia. Annual Exhibition

Winner Best Animal Kingdom "Watching"


Pastel Society of Victoria

Wildlife Art Society of Australasia 

Australian Guild of Realist Artists