Learn more about the artists whose work inspires the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance's commitment to building connections between people and wildlife. These works of art promote empathy and cultivate a shared appreciation for nature.
Every artwork purchased has a positive impact on wildlife and helps us achieve our mission to create a world where all life thrives.
Romero Britto is a world-renowned artist and the founder of the Happy Art movement. Brazilian born, Miami-made, Britto creates a visual language of love, hope, and happiness that inspires millions. Britto uses vibrant, bold, colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him.
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance partnered with Romero Britto on a one-of-a-kind mural. Britto's work represents the importance of conservation, the urgency of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance's mission and a renewed hope and awareness to the importance of saving wildlife worldwide. "As an artist, I am in the business of hope. These wonderful creatures don't have a voice, so we must advocate for their future."
Marna Schindler's paintings are expressive celebrations of nature inspired by San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park wildlife. Her compositions invite the viewer to settle in and feel the work, finding sensory experience in shape, line, and color. Marna's lifelong connection to nature began at a young age attending art classes at the Zoo. Her paintings are infused with vivid colors and a whimsical spirit, reflecting her joy and wonder of the natural world around us.
As San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s senior illustrator, Amy Blandford’s artwork appears in San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Journal, on signs at the Zoo and Safari Park, on souvenirs, and anywhere else an image is needed to capture the beauty and uniqueness of wildlife. “For someone who loves to draw and loves animals, it’s a dream come true,” Amy says. “I get to play a small role in sparking educational and emotional connections between our guests and wildlife, which is something I find personally rewarding.”