Leisure Painter magazine publishes my 3-Part series about drawing and painting animals.
March/April/May 2021 (click here for downloads associated with the series)
Drawing a leopard with simple shapes and lines.

The Salmagundi Club, awards a Certificate of Merit to Spotted Hyena: Night Scent from their Animal Attraction exhibit. Feb 2020.

Sketch For Survival, a campaign of Explorers Against Extinction, invites me to join their jurying panel. 2020
Sketch for Survival

African People & Wildlife in Tanzania invite me to join their International Advisory Council. 2019
Alison Nicholls sketching in Tanzania

PT Explorers magazine features my field work. December 2019.
PT Explorers magazine Vol 20

Africa Geographic : Art of Africa blog series post. November 2019.
Africa Geographic Art of Africa blog series

Rye Arts Center Lecture, Rye, NY, September 26, 2019
I discuss how art and conservation can work effectively together to change attitudes and help protect endangered species and habitats. Full details available here.Alison Nicholls Sketching

Salmagundi Club Lecture, New York City, November 16, 2018
My lecture featured my latest field watercolors from Botswana and was introduced by Robert Ferguson of Explorers Against Extinction.

David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition

Moonrise, acrylic 12×16″
Mall Galleries, London SW1, UK. May 2 – 6, 2018.
Moonrise by Alison Nicholls

Travel Africa features my artwork online.

travel africa

Birds & Beasts: Near & Far
My exhibition with Sean Murtha, March 22 – April 21, 2018
Artists Talk: Tues April 17, 11am  Sketching Workshops: Sat March 24,
Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye , NY 10580, USA
Birds & Beasts at the Rye Arts Center 2018

Explorers Club Safari Night
The Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street, New York City.  November 29, 2017
Alison Nicholls-Safari Night at the Explorers Club


Africa Geographic Art Safari 2017
Africa On Foot, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa.
August 27 – 31.

 Elephant Sandwich - the 1st Bull. Photo by Nigel Nicholls ©2015
 Gallery 222, Hurleyville, NY Wild & Balanced
April 22 – May 30, 2017
Gallery 222, 222 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY 12747. Curated by Gaetanne Lavoie, Randall Nelson and Leo Feroleto.

An Evening to Benefit Painted Dogs (African wild dogs) March 17, 2017, from 7.30-10pm Tickets $50 (entire amount donated to support Painted Dog Research Trust in Zimbabwe).
Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580



Save the Date for Painted Dogs

 Wolves 5x5" Watercolor on board by Alison Nicholls ©2016
Wine & Wolves

Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, New York.
December 1, 2016.


Africa Geographic Art Safaris 2016
Africa On Foot, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa.
Sept 10-14 & 14-18.

 Alison Nicholls art materials
 Wildlife Art: Field to Studio; Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT       

Wildlife Art: Field to Studio
Artists Talk: April 24, 2pm, 2016

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830

Exhibition Dates: March 24 – May 4, 2016



Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner, Melbourne, Florida. November 6-8, 2015

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Sun Spots by Alison Nicholls: Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner


Ivory Alive Exhibition, New York City
Reception: June 30, 6-9pm, at Faust Harrison Pianos, 207 West 58th Street, Manhattan. Exhibit runs thru Oct 2015.

Lions, Livestock and Living Walls
June/July 2015
Cold Spring Harbor Library, Long Island, New York. Reception: June 7, 2-4pm.
Exhibit Dates: June 2 – July 30. All are welcome.
 Sketches by Alison Nicholls
 Alison Nicholls sketching in Botswana
African Conservation through the Eyes of an Artist
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont.
Exhibition Reception: Nov 1, 2pm.
Artist’s Talk: Nov 2, 2pm

Alison Nicholls speaks at the

Explorers Club in New York City
September 29, 2014.
The Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street,
New York, NY 10021

 Alison Nicholls lecture at Explorers Club