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Wildlife Artist of French sculptor scoops £10,000 wildlife art prize

French sculptor Pascal Chesneau was named the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundations (DSWF) 2014 Wildlife Artist of the Year at a prize-giving event at the Mall Galleries in London tonight (June 2). Pascal accepted the £10,000 top prize from wildlife artist and conservationist, David Shepherd CBE and special guests and DSWF supporters, conservationist Mark Carwardine and actress Pam St Clement. Commenting on the winning piece chairman of the judges, Mark Carwardine said: “Who couldn’t love it? It stopped me in my tracks and I keep going back to see more. Born in 1967 in Britain, Pascal works with recycled metals to create his pieces using the material to develop more transparency and lightness.” Created from recycled metal, Transparence Elephant was once a car bonnet and now represents the strength and transience of the elephant in the wild. A delighted winner, Pascal’s evening for completed when his winning piece sold. Full winners list: Overall (and 3D category winner): Transparence Elephant by Pascal Chesneau Runner up (and Wildlife in Action category winner): Aiming by Choon Chew Endangered Wildlife - any wild animal or plant that is threatened or endangered nationally or internationally – sponsored by Carol Cordrey Category Winner: Rhino by Rohan Chhabra (India)

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Week of Wildlife Art  
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Week of Wildlife Art  

The magazine for the 2014 wildlife art exhibition and sale at the Mall Galleries SW1 - runs until Saturday 7 June at 4pm. Entry is free. F...