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About the artist

Wildlife enthusiast


Wildlife Artist of the Year finalist

2021 & 2022

I am a Finnish self-taught artist based in Regensburg, Germany. I have a Master’s degree in genetics from the University of Oulu, but I have been working as an artist since 2018. I paint mostly with acrylics and oils, but I also enjoy working with watercolor, especially combined with stippling.


I've sold over 100 original pieces worldwide, and have been a finalist in the Wildlife Artist of the Year competition twice.

I am inspired by colors and wildlife. A childhood spent living in Asia, snorkeling in tropical waters and hiking in rainforests has left me with a permanent sense of wanderlust, and in complete awe of our incredible biosphere.


At the same time I am filled with eco-anxiety, and I am deeply troubled by the effects of climate change and human impact on countless animal species. With my art I hope not only to bring happiness to the viewer and remind them of the beauty around us, but to also help raise awareness for endangered animals, and to directly aid wildlife conservation efforts.

If you'd like to read more, you can find my Art for Activism spotlight on the Shark Cafe website.




You can buy artwork and prints from me directly - just send me a message. I'm happy to provide you with more details and pictures. I accept PayPal and direct bank transfers.


Johanna Excell
Johanna Excell

An A0 print of my painting 'Stealth' in the VIP lounge at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

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