394743_172179866215253_1650952982_nJoseph 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 three times 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.

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Prairie Light

Prairie Light – 20 x 36″
The golden hour of light, about an hour or so before sunset, is my favourite time of day on the prairies. The sun casting long shadows and giving everything a bright yellow glow. There’s always plenty of activity in the forest at this time of day, a time when I’ve been able to have some of the best wildlife sightings. Though it doesn’t last very long, I’m eager to capture it with a camera, and eventually in paint, as often as I can. Then before too long the transition from day to night takes over and the anticipation for it begins again.




Recent News


afc_festival-logo-no-yearDates have been confirmed for the Artists For Conservation Festival, 2016. Joseph Koensgen’s painting, Frozen Morning and Canadian Reflection, have been selected for inclusion in the show. The show runs from September 29 – October 3, at the Spirit Gallery on Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver.