Joseph Koensgen is a Canadian wildlife and nature artist. His keen interest in nature, combined with artistic talent means that he is able to bring his experiences to life through the brush, creating vibrant and realistic pieces of art. His art has been recognized by receiving two People’s Choice awards at Art Expo, and in 2013, was featured in an article, “30 Under 30, Young Artists Revolutionizing the World of Fine Art”, in Art Business News Magazine. He is a member of the Assiniboia Group of Artists Cooperative, and Artists for Conservation. His concern for the natural world is a strong motivator for creating such work, with the hope that it will bring to attention the need to protect the wild places he paints. He has been selected twice to be a part of the Ducks Unlimited Canada National Art Portfolio, a program to use artwork from talented artists to raise funds and awareness for wetland conservation across Canada. He is currently living in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he continues to work on creating new and unique pieces of wildlife art that are inspired by experiences, and a desire to protect the natural world.
Springtime Afterglow 23 x 42″
Spring migration is an exciting time. Birds of all kinds are heading north to nesting and feeding grounds. Snow Geese make a very long journey and here they have arrived to a late spring in the prairies, stopping to feed on what they can find from last years harvest. Like the white snow in the field, their white plumage reflects the soft colours of the setting sun and evening sky. It won’t be long before they head off and continue North to the coastal tundra of the Arctic Ocean.
Dates have been confirmed for the Artists For Conservation Festival, 2014. Joseph Koensgen’s painting, Evening on the Lake, has been selected for inclusion in the show. The show runs from September 26 – October 5, 2014, at the Spirit Gallery on Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver.