Originally published Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 06:00a.m.

Lauren Mason-Sarantopulos has been honored with the opportunity to have her painting, “On the Hunt,” selected to be in this year’s 2018 David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Artist of the Year Show.



Lauren Mason-Sarantopulos

This prestigious annual wildlife art competition, founded by David Shepherd over 10 years ago, attracts artists from all over the world. This event showcases some of the finest and most stunning wildlife art, helping raise vital awareness for the endangered wildlife that the DSWF works so hard to protect. Bringing together myriad forms and media, the 2018 shortlist wa exhibited for sale earlier this month at Mall Galleries, London with all proceeds supporting wildlife conservation. For more information, visit davidshepherd.org/art.

Lauren attended her senior year of high school at Tri-City Prep in Prescott and is currently living in Flagstaff and attending Northern Arizona University.

Since her start at age eight, Lauren Sarantopulos has explored art through different styles and mediums. Fascinated by nature, Lauren began painting wildlife as a means of developing a unique style while feeding her love of the environment.

“My goal is to leave the world a little better than I found it,” Lauren states, “Even if that’s simply helping to draw attention to the pressing environmental concerns facing our planet.” Along with working towards a degree in environmental biology at Northern Arizona University, Lauren hopes that her art will help to educate people on issues such as deforestation, biodiversity and endangered species loss, agriculture pollution and global warming.

For more information, visit laurensarantopulos.com.

Courtesy of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.