by Chris Klein
his months cover, and the colorful images on this page, are the work of artist Carol Lozito. Her vibrant, colorful contemporary wildlife paintings display a unique style that has been compared with the great French artist Henri Rousseau.
"I wanted to bring public awareness to the plight of endangered animals. People should know how few are left," she said. "So, a few years ago I started painting endangered species."
Now, you can see her work in person at the window display of the U.S. Grant Hotel, C Street side, in downtown San Diego.This year she also has had major exhibitions at the FACT Gallery in South Laguna Beach and at the Rancho Carmel Gallery in San Diego.
Art has always been a part of Carol's life. Her father, an artist, first taught her to draw when she was five. The goal of becoming a children's book illustrator took her to arts school at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1973 she moved to the west coast to attend The Academy of Arts College in San Francisco where she majored in children's illustration and fashion. After school, she said she moved to San Diego, "because I liked the weather."
An emerging artist, Carol is looking for a publisher with a concern for the environment to market her work. If you can help this marvelous artist, or are interested in purchasing artwork or prints, please contact please call 619-515-1782; PMB 74, 300 Carlsbad Village Dr. #108-A; Carlsbad, CA 92008-2999. She is currently exhibiting at:Wild Women Arts, 41-801 Corporate Way, #12, Palm Desert, CA; and Casino Gallery, Catalina Island, CA (Avalon).
Red and green macaws, toucans and cockatoos. From 100 macaw pairs as few as 6 chicks fledge each year. Habitat loss, hunting for food and feathers, and pet trade are a triple threat.
Mother and baby Rothschild giraffe. Fewer than 200 live in Kenya, and fewer than 900 still survive in the Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda.
The giant panda's soliratary nature, unusual breeding cycle and scarse food supply have made it difficult to save the approximately 1000 remaining in the wild.