Wildlife Art in Dallas Texas at The DSC Expo, USA

The DSC Convention and Sporting Expo 2023

I am thrilled to announce that I will be exhibiting my artwork at The DSC Convention and Expo 2023 held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas ,TX.

I was born and raised in South Africa, and have always been inspired by the incredible array of wildlife that can be found in my home country. From majestic elephants to graceful giraffes, my paintings are a celebration of the beauty and diversity of African wildlife.

The Dallas Safari Club Convention and Sporting Expo 2023
Elephant painting with artist Ilse de Villiers standing next to wildlife painting

Ilse Wildlife Painter

I am a skilled, self-taught & passionate artist with a deep love for nature and a passion for capturing the beauty of the outdoors on canvas. My work is displayed in homes & offices around the world.

I pride myself on my attention to detail and my ability to capture the essence of my subjects in spectacular realistic style, which I believe sets my work apart from others.

Wildlife Paintings for sale in Dallas

Here are images of a few of the paintings that will be exhibited at the DSC Convention.

2022 has been a great year creatively & I am very proud to be exhibiting this body of work.

As you may have gathered by now- I am inspired by the contrast between light & shadow & aim to portray this in every artwork.

My zebra painting (Where stripes & reflected sky meet)

The leopard painting (A cautious drink)

The two lion cubs (Cub hug)

The lion walking towards the onlooker (Eye contact)

The buffalo painting (An unpredictable force) all show this contrast  between light & dark strongly.

Find me at booth #1808

If you’re a fan of beautiful, one-of-a-kind original wildlife art, I encourage you to visit my exhibit at The DSC Convention and Expo 2023 at booth #1808.

 It will be a great opportunity to see my paintings in person and learn more about my artistic process. I’m looking forward to meeting you & hope to see you there!

Ilse de Villiers booth #1808 at The DSC Convention and Sporting Expo 2023
booth #1808 at The DSC Convention and Sporting Expo 2023

About The DSC Convention and Sporting Expo:

The DSC Convention and Sporting Expo is fast approaching, and it’s sure to be an exciting event for anyone interested in African art, wildlife conservation, and hunting. This annual convention, held in Texas, has generated millions of dollars for conservation, education, and advocacy initiatives around the world over the past several years.

At the DSC Convention and Expo, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest in sporting equipment, clothing, and accessories, as well as learn more about conservation and education initiatives through educational sessions and special events. There will also be a number of African artists displaying their work and sharing their passion for the outdoors.


In addition to the exhibits and demonstrations, there will also be a number of opportunities to support conservation and education efforts, including live auctions and raffles. This is a great chance for anyone interested in Safari trophy hunting and African wildlife conservation to learn more about these topics and support important causes.

The DSC Convention and Expo is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the outdoors, conservation, and art. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more and make a difference – mark your calendar for January 5-8, 2023. We hope to see you there!

What does DSC stand for?

Dallas Safari Club

Where is The DSC Convention and Expo held?

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – Dallas, TX USA

When is The DSC Convention and Expo 2023?

Thursday-Saturday 9AM – 5:30PM

Sunday 9AM – 3PM

Where is Dallas Texas?

Dallas is a city located in Texas, United States. It is the third largest city in Texas. According to the 2020 census, Dallas has a population of 1,304,379, making it the ninth most populous city in the United States and the third largest in Texas, after Houston and San Antonio. Dallas is located in the North Texas region.

Why sell art at The DSC Convention and Expo?

The DSC Convention and Expo is one of the biggest fundraising events in Texas, USA.

Look out for 2 of ILSE’s Original Paintings in the Auction catalogue:

Donations & auctions in different forms are held every day & evening during the convention. This is one of the most important ways the DSC generates income to fund the multitude of conservation & education causes they run & support throughout the year.

Each year ILSE donates one or two original artworks to be auctioned off during one or more of these events.

The first being a beautiful, large painting of the Supertusker – Craig.

The iconic bull elephant, Craig, is a super tusker & one of the last rare relics of an era long forgotten. Decades ago these formidable giants roamed East, Central & Southern Africa, but their numbers have dwindled so dramatically over the years that those few remaining are now only found in protected areas like Tsavo Trust in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.

As an artist I longed to capture the magnitude & magnificence of one of these super tuskers on canvas & decided on Craig.

Craig is around 50 years of age & is known as the gentle giant of the Amboseli.The unique curve & size of his tusks not only makes him recognizable but also earmarks him as a super tusker seeing that they both weigh well over 100pounds each!

Look out for this auction item at the Friday Night live Auction (Jan 6 2023)

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Elephant Painting by Ilse de Villiers called Supertusker- Craig

 The second painting is one of a male lion drinking water.

Having the privilege to witness a large male lion quenching his thirst is an amazing sight & one worth capturing on canvas. Even in this moment where he is intent on drinking, the pure strength of this animal is unmistakable. I especially enjoyed painting the wet dripping hair of his mane. This painting will be auctioned off during the Life Member Breakfast Live Auction- (Saturday 7 January).

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Painting of a male lion drinking water. Original Wildlife Painting by Ilse de Villiers

I’m so excited to be able to offer not just one, but two original wildlife paintings for auction at the Dallas Safari Club Expo 2023. It’s not every day that you have the chance to own a piece of artwork like this, so make sure to mark your calendars and come ready to place your bids. And remember, by supporting the auction, you’ll also be supporting the important work of the Dallas Safari Club in conserving and protecting wildlife. I can’t wait to see you at the expo and thank you for your support!

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