Artist Dr Pete Marshall Lion Painting, Titled : Basking


Dr Pete Marshall, Titled : Basking




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Pete is an artist whose work encompasses many subjects especially wildlife, seascapes, portraiture, and animals.  Her Major New Works  are now signed under her  married Name “Pete Marshall”.
Her work, though mainly paintings in pastel, also includes graphite, coloured pencil, ink, charcoal, acrylic and oil. She has fulfilled many commissions including stamp design for Australia Post, poster  design for Australian  Platypus Conservancy, book jackets, work for the RSPCA Wildlife Calendar, and a mural at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds.

A Signatory Member of Artists For Conservation , The Australian Guild of Realist Artists and The Society of Animal Artists USA, Pete has served as Exhibition Director for the Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia, and is currently Senior Art Advisor of the Art Advisory Council to the Board of the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia (WAMA) Foundation.

Travelling the world to research material for her work, Pete has  donated images to various conservation issues for their promotion and fund raising, including the Jane Goodall Institute in Uganda, “Africat” in Namibia, Loro Parque Foundation ( Parrots ) in Tenerife, Wildlife SOS in India, Dingo Discovery and Westpac Bank in support of the CFA.




Dr Pete Marshall BVSc AGRA AFC CPX

Often quoting two inspirational and meaningful writings –
“I have learned to look on nature … and I have felt a presence that disturbs
me with joy of elevated thoughts … of something far more deeply
interfused ….” William Wordsworth
“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.
It expands through successive states of the beautiful to values as yet
uncaptured in language – as yet beyond the reach of words. “ Aldo
Leopold (ecologist)
Pete is a retired veterinarian who has had a lifelong passion for wildlife, wild
places and wildlife art. She is always very generous with her willingness to give
her time and energy to volunteering for a multitude of tasks involving people and
wildlife, and to assist others in achieving their goals, often by using her special
artistic talents. This has been and still is frequently in the form of donation of
paintings and or their copyright.
Pete researches her own material for her subjects and this has taken
her to destinations around the world – all the continents of Africa, North South
and Central America, Europe, Asia, Antarctica and of course Australia – visiting
wild places and rescue, research and rehabilitation establishments along the
Her aims are to interpret and celebrate the beauty of the wildlife, the people
and the environment in her artwork, and share this beauty while bringing
environmental and conservation issues to the public view.
Her subjects are as varied as her travels – from albatross to zebra, from
market traders in Uzbekistan to children in Ethiopia, mountains in the Himalayas
and wild seas in Antarctica, and of course the timeless land, seas and wildlife
which is uniquely Australian.
I am confident that many would acknowledge Pete’s selfless efforts in the
area of volunteering, wildlife rescue and conservation ( which she does with
compassion and yet judgement ) , and now as one of Australia’s leading wildlife
artists with involvement in Australia and around the world, who has given of
herself to help others, and who is raising the profile and is extending and
encouraging the scope of the wildlife art movement as a whole.

Dr Pete Marshall BVSc AGRA AFC CPX
Born 21.04.1943 Evesham U.K.
Pates Grammar School for Girls, Cheltenham to 1961. Head Girl 1960-61.
Veterinary Faculty. Liverpool University UK 1961-66
Veterinary Practice U.K 1967-1979, Dunstable UK. Practice co owner
Veterinary Practice AUS 1979-1998, East Ivanhoe, Victoria. Practice Co owner
Art Career:
Early private lessons in Tonal Realism, moving to self development and a full
time art career in 1998 when retired from Veterinary Practice
Produced many Domestic Animal Portraits for her clients from about 1989
◊ Wildlife Rescue-Rehabilitating injured wildlife. Wildlife Shelter Licence
–1979-2015 [Private Wildlife Advanced Licence]
–1983 Fires – Helping farmers in the Otway Ranges
–Black Saturday Fires – Victoria 2009 -Worked for 6 weeks rescuing injured
wildlife -treating- rehabilitating and releasing where possible
–Help For Wildlife- As a supporter in Locality Rescues. 99-09 Donations of
Artwork for Fund Raising Activities.
◊ Volunteered to run a pro bono art workshop for residents in Kinglake Ranges
after the Black Saturday fires in 2009
◊ President – E.Ivanhoe Junior Basketball Club – 3yrs. Eastern District Junior
Association. Overseeing and involvement in :
600+ Members 8 – 18 yo in 60+teams with coaches, team managers and
referees @ 4 stadiums. Organisation of trainings and matches with all logistics.
◊ Victorian State Junior Triathalon Committee. 1992
◊ ANZSES Expeditions. (Australian and New Zealand Scientific Exploration
Society) Volunteer projects in support of Museum of South Australia
1996 Peery Lakes – logistics,vehicle manager and catering coordinator.
Assistant leader ornithological team. Approx 30 participants in 3 week outback
1995 Arkaringa – assistant leader ornithological team.
◊ Archeological Faculty Uni NSW 1998. Excavation Site of Zoroastrian Fort near
Urgench, Uzbekistan. Art recording.
◊ Wildlife Art Museum of Australia Development Project 2012- current. Art
Advisory Council Coordinator, overseeing all art content – see further
below.Notable Milestones in Pete’s Career.
Australia Day Award 1996. For contributions to art.
Federal Electorate of Jaga Jaga.
Signatory Membership—-
• Australian Guild Of Realist Artists -awarded In recognition of her artwork.
• Artists For Conservation [Canada] Invited S.M. International society of artists
using their art to raise awareness, promote and raise funds for
conservation projects at all levels and all areas around the world.
• Society of Animal Artists . International juried invitation to Signatory
Membership. USA
• Coloured Pencil Society of America – by virtue of exhibited works.
Voluntary Positions Held
Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia:
–Financial Officer . 2 years
–Exhibition Director 5yrs
–Exhibition Director Wildlife Art Show at Queens Hall Victorian State Parliament
Wildlife Art Museum Of Australia Foundation Development Project
–Co-ordinator Arts Advisory Council, 2012 – 2016- by their invitation.
–Currently Senior Art Advisor.
–Launch Curator @ Sofitel Hotel 2014 with prestigious art exhibition and
outstanding keynote speakers – Rob Purvis AM, Emeritus professor Sasha
Grishin AM FAHA.
— Instigator and Supervisor Publication of Inaugural Art Books
Inspiration Wild : an Artistic Celebration of Nature and Environment. Involved
co-ordinating 56 Australian artists of international standing with their works and
Inspiration Wild: a Narrative. Author Dr Anita Pisch, foreword Prof. Sasha Grishin
–Tutor Heidelberg School Art Foundation.
–Conducted numerous Workshops and Demonstrations both in Australia and
overseas ( Shanghai, Guangzhou,Namibia and India)
–Escorted Artist tour- International Workshop @Africat &Okanjima Lodge
with tour members and Namibian Scholarship Students
–Certificates of Appreciation
From Several Local CollegesPublications
–The Collectors Edition Gallery USA -Wildlife&Pastel Edition 2013
–Best of Wildlife Artists USA -Vol.1 2013
–Strokes of Genius USA -2013,2015,2017,2018,2019,2020 (international
selection by jury)
–Artists Magazine USA -Wildlife 2012
–Australian Artists Magazine–Featured Artist
–Australian Palette Magazine–Featured Artist
–Australian Veterinary Journal–Many Front Covers
–Inspiration Wild: An artistic Celebration of Nature&Environment [This book
inspired by Pete involved 56 eminent practising Australian artists for The
Wildlife Art Museum of Australia.
— Australian Geographic Art Calendar – 2016, 2017
— RSPCA Calendar –
–Birds of Boxhill – cover design
–Platypus Conservancy – poster design
—The Richeson 75 International Animals, Birds and Wildlife USA 2017-20
—Art Journey Animals USA – A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary
—The Magic of Mission. Publication by Mission Beach Art Society 2019
— Feather and Brush: Three Centuries of Australian Bird Art Vol 2 Dr Penny
Olsen pub CSIRO 2021
— Media articles of Pete and her art work have been published from time to time.
–She has talked on radio interviews, local , National and International.
–The press and both national and international television crews in India recorded
several interviews with Pete as the international guest artist and presenter to the
Chief Minister at the Inaugural Bird Fair in Uttar Pradesh, India Dec 2015 and in
China as Global Ambassador for Artists for Conservation at their International
Exhibition in Qingdao 2019
–Commissioned to produce Stamps for Australia Post -Design of Leopard Seals
for WWF series
–Commissioned to produce Murals @ The Melbourne Showgrounds for the
Melbourne Show[RASV]
— National Weimaraner Society – National Show Awards -paintings
–National Dalmatian Society – National Show Awards – paintings
–National Highland Cattle Society – National Show Awards – paintings
—12 pieces of Artwork used to produce “Aussie Crystal Collectables” of Australia
Fauna for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games,
–Commissions for private collectors . Art works of animals , birds , cattle, horses
& family portraits
Invitation to design stamps featuring Leopard Seals for WWF Stamp Series
Australia Post. 2009Artwork Donated for Fund Raising to–
— In support of CFA [This work was purchased by Westpac Bank for their
— Africat Namibia-Big Cat Foundation
— Hoedspruit Endangered Wildlife Research Centre S.Africa
— Loro Park Foundation {Parrots] Tenerife
— Jane Goodall Chimp Foundation Nagambi Island Uganda
— Polar Bear International Canada
— Twycross Zoo Bonobo Project UK
— David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Kenya ( in process )
— Dingo Discovery Australia
— Help for Wildlife Australia
–Wildlife SOS, India ( Bears )
— Held 4 Solo Exhibitions in 2011/12 to raise Funds for “Eyes For Africa”
Surgery in Ethiopia –Raising approx $10K for Portable Slit Lamps, Major
equipment, equipment, together with Many Surgical Eye Units. EFA have
performed over 3000 surgical procedures.
Three of these Shows were Kindly Opened By —
Cr, Rex Griffin JP Mayor Of Whittlesea Council
Rob Mitchell MP Federal Member for McEwen
Danielle Green MP State Member for Yan Yean
–Invitation to Singinawa [Kanha] Tiger Sanctuary with 11 other artists from
the world to raise awareness & funds for the plight of this iconic species
through India’s campaign “Project Tiger’ 2011
— Guest Artist of the Uttar Pradesh Govt. @ Uttar Pradesh Bird Festival 2015
India & to present an artwork to The Honourable Chief Minister of UP.
Conducting Demonstrations & Holding An Exhibition.
— Tasmanian Land Conservancy via Wildlife and Botanical Artists Art Auction,
— Orangutan Project International ( Australian Branch )
— Korrorook wildlife and Rehabilitation and Conservation Centre of Northern
— Cancer Council Stem Cell Project.
Notable Awards and achievements .
Guest Speaker and Demonstrator
— Invited artist guest speaker and demonstrator at the symposium Discover
Wildlife: Art and Science at CSIRO Canberra 2014
—Invited as Global Ambassador, Chair of AFC Advisory Committee for
International Strategic Cooperation and guest speaker at the Artists For
Conservation International Exhibition @ Lanwan Art Museum, Qingdao, China
2019International Juried exhibitions – selections:
— Birds in Art USA –2008/09/10/11/13/15/17/20 Also selected for the 12 month
traveling exhibition in USA post exhibitions.
–Artists for Conservation Canada –2011/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20 traveling to
Fort Lauderdale . Finalist Guy Coombes Award as artist of the month
–Int. Ass. of Pastel Socs. USA -Finalist
–Int. Convention of Pastel Socs. USA–3 works representing PSVA
–Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize Australia- Finalist twice
–Dominique Segan Award[ Australia (now defunct)bi-annual-finalist 2003/05/07.
–Mortimore Int Fine Arts Award, Australia -Finalist
–Pencil Art Soc. Canada Int. Juried Exhibition-Finalist 2014
—Colored Pencil Society of America – finalist 2017,2019,2020
—Society of Animal Artists USAFinalist 2019 2020
— Richeson 75 International Wildlife Animals and Birds 2018, 2019, 2020
National Exhibitions
–Holmes Juried Art Award For Excellence in Realist Australian Bird Art Finalist
2015,2016, 2017,2019. Award of Excellence 2019
–Cairns Art Society Annual Exhibition : BinS 2018, 2019, Best Flora Fauna 2020
—Innisfail Art Society Biannual : Best in Show Best Drawing 2018
—Mission Beach Art Society Annual : Best in Show 2018
—Tyto Arts : Best drawing, Peoples Choice 2018
–Dromana Rotary-Invitation exhibition ”A Salute to Buvelot”
–Wildlife Art Soc.of Australasia-
Best in Show x2
Best Pastel x2
Best drawing
–Camberwell Art show-Best Fauna
–Pastel Soc.–Runner best in Show
–Best pastel x4
–AGRA. (Australian Guild of Realist Artists )
Annual Exhibitions Best in Show Runner Up in Show
Awards of Excellence 2010–2015
Drawing Award Finalist 2007-2016
Best Pencil Award 2015, 2016
–The Artists Magazine -Finalists Selection -Wildlife 2012
–Sir Gustav Nossal Fine Art Award-2014
–National Wildlife & Botanical Artists -Runner Up in Show 2014
Kakallo Art Show
Best in Show x2
Best Pastel x2
Best Other Medium x2
–Kilmore Art Show
Best Pastel x 2
Best Other Medium–Sorrento Rotary Show-Best Pastel
–Whittlesea Agric. Soc.
Best in Show
Best Master Artist
Best Black&White
Best Open
Stewards Award
–Whittlesea Council-Heritage Art Show–Mayoral Award
–Rosebud Art Show
Best pastel
Best Other Medium
–Melbourne Royal Show.
Best Pastel x3
People,s Choice Awaerd
–Plenty Valley Art-Heritage Art Show 1st Prize
–Lion,s Club Lorne-Best Seascape,s X3
–Hamilton Art Show –Best Pastel
–Warragul Art Show–BestPastel
–Corryong Festival–People,s Choice Award
–Bass Valley Art Show–Best In Show& Judge,s Award
–Ivanhoe Art Show–Best Painting.
Many Solo & Joint Exhibitions in last 18yrs
Exhibited In Australia–China–USA–Canada–India–Cuba
Pending Exhibitions include invitations from–
Chief Secretary of Guandong Chinese Cultural Society, China
Habitat Centre, Delhi, India
India – in collaboration with Singinawa Conservation Foundation, MP – an
auction of art works to raise funds for locality eye surgery.
Pete has been invited guest artist, and judged and opened many art exhibitions
both nationally and internationally in the last 20 years.
Her work hangs in
Public Galleries,
Corporate Business Collections in Australia and overseas
Financial Collections
City Collections
Superannuation Funds
Many Private Collections