STEVE MORVELL is a highly acclaimed environmental artist and former park ranger dedicated to raising human awareness of the beauty and fragility of wildlife and the habitats in which we co-exist. A deep need to understand animals on their own terms takes Steve to many wild places such as Western China, Africa, Nepal and Outback Australia researching his art. His powerful and evocative work is exhibited around the world winning many major art awards and hangs in private, public and corporate collections. His art has been widely featured through Television and radio including an ABC Wildscreen documentary. He has represented Australia internationally on several occasions. Steve’s art has also featured in many books including 'Fifty Australian Artists', 'Who's who of Australian Visual Artists', ‘Feather and Brush – 300 years of Australian bird art’, ‘Best of world pastel artists’,’Luminous colour – Showcasing Australian Pastel Artists’, in many national and international magazines and also on Australian Postage Stamps. His deep need to be with animals compels Steve to study his subjects in the field, often spending long hours observing animals in their natural habitat. Of his art he says “I never paint an animal I haven’t met!’ Steve's artworks capture delightfully intimate encounters with often shy and elusive species. His recognition of the spirit of the bush and its creatures leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. In the field of wildlife art he has a reputation as an innovator and his works are aimed squarely at one thing........ giving the viewer a real sense of 'being there'! His dedicated Gallery and Studio at Halls Gap in Victoria’s Grampians National Park displays a stunning array of glorious original artworks and here people have a chance to not only meet the artist but see how he goes about creating his spectacular images.