Living in Chester County, PA Michael McNelly’s lifelong interest in art and nature has culminated into a career that is very fulfilling. Upon graduation from Philadelphia’s Hussian School ot Art in 1976, Michael embarked on a career in illustration. Michael’s travels from Alaska to the Amazon jungle, have deepened a strong interest in the natural world and its inhabitants. Michael has accumulated an impressive collection of awards and ribbons, such as The Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science’s Award of excellence and purchase awards including University of Pennsylvania.

As an artist I explore and celebrate the natural world through a combination of ideas, concepts and images. We can all agree that our natural heritage deserves our protection, sharing my visions with society may perhaps bring the beauty of our planet to light…