From left, NRDC Forces of Nature honorees Shelly Malkin ’86, Anthony Malkin, and Sheryl Crow. (Photo by Anthony Clark/NRDC).
April has been a rewarding month for artist and conservationist Shelly Malkin ’86. A new exhibit of her African wildlife paintings, inspired by a 2007 trip to Kenya, opened at Kiernan Hall and Nature Art Gallery in her hometown of Greenwich, Conn., earning positive reviews. The New York Times said that Malkin’s paintings “speak to the simplicity of animal life,” and The Danbury News Times said her “use of soft, bright colors, along with her intimate perspective, instill a sense of unrestrained majesty.”
Malkin also was honored with the prestigious Forces of Nature award from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an organization she serves as a trustee.