Guardians of the Everglades®

To introduce the public to the fragile beauty of the Everglades and its unique ecosystem; to honor today’s leadership in conservation and restoration through great art and compelling human stories; and to encourage the public and policy makers to participate in the protection of the Everglades.

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Panther Tracker Roy McBride - Photo courtesy Deb Jansen

Panther Tracker Roy McBride - Photo courtesy Deb Jansen

Roy McBride's Tracker Hounds "Chili" and friend. Photo courtesy Deb Jansen

Roy McBride's Tracker Hounds "Chili" and friend. Photo courtesy Deb Jansen

Florida Panther Biologist Deb Jansen. Photo courtesy Deb Jansen.

Florida Panther Biologist Deb Jansen. Photo courtesy Deb Jansen.

Scientist Dr. Hilary Swain ©Connie Bransilver

Scientist Dr. Hilary Swain ©Connie Bransilver

Panther Tracker Roy McBride and his dog, Chili, Florida Panther Biologist Deb Jansen and Rancher/Scientist Dr. Hilary Swain are our newest "Guardians" and Nicholas will be painting them in the next months. He has just completed Gladesman Franklin Adams and is working on both Statesman Nathanial Reed and Ed Carlson, Director of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, for completion before the "Guardians" opening Dec. 7 at the Museum of Florida Art and Culture in Avon Park.

 

Estates Lifestyles Features Guardians of the Everglades® and Naples Orchid Society Show and Sale


Clean and Clear, Big Cypress Swamp ©Connie Bransilver
Estates Lifestyle Magazine

"Splendor in the Grasses" highlights the Guardians project and the Naples Orchid Society Show and  Sale, Oct. 15 at the Moorings Presbyterian Church, Noon - 4:00 pm.  Along with living plants for sale will be Connie's Endangered Native Orchid banners which will also be on sale. Connie is also developing a series of  orchid scarves which may also be debuted at the show and sale. 

 

Nicholas To Be Featured in Documentary on Artists and Their Work

Ed Clay, John Scoular & Hand Sorrick filming in Big Cypress ©Connie Branilver

Ed Clay, John Scoular & Hand Sorrick filming in Big Cypress ©Connie Branilver

Nicholas, Hank, Ed & John at Nicholas' Studio ©Connie Bransilver

Nicholas, Hank, Ed & John at Nicholas' Studio ©Connie Bransilver

Filmmakers  Ed Clay and Hank Sorrick, with John Scoular are in production on their  series destined for cable on artists and their art.  Connie is next.   Stay tuned.  We will let everyone know when and where to view the  series.

 

Sweet Equity: Connie & Nicholas Featured by Art Coach Aletta de Wal

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Sweet Equity: Connie & Nicholas"HAVE FUN in your life and your work!" Aletta De Wal and Robin Sagara have offered priceless support and guidance to  us, and we are forever indebted to them for knowing what we want and what we need before we do! Read about it here.

 

Ekphrastic Poem by Bernard Gieske is Spookily Clairvoyant

Wildfire in the Swamps ©Connie Bransilver

Wildfire in the Swamps ©Connie Bransilver

And I did not even know him when I made tehis image of Wildfire in the Swamps. Click here to read the poem.


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