Wendy Barnes is a wildlife artist drawing pen and ink animals using a bold, inverted style and giving back a portion of proceeds from every sale to the associated charity.
Her strong career began when Wendy moved to Boston and partnered with her sister in a textile design company, exhibiting at wholesale and retail art shows including the New York Gift Show. Concurrently, she elected her architecture degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, entirely hand-drawn with a top GPA award.
Her Master’s Degree from New York University in Real Estate Development landed her a position at The Developer’s Group, a design consulting group where she was nominated for NYC Lobby of the Year, 2008 for IKON Condominiums, 50 Bayard Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
She was then hired by David A. McMahon Architect, a high-end residential firm in Manhattan and second generation to legendary Parish-Hadley where David was Design Director. Swiftly promoted to Design Director herself, Wendy worked directly with top decorators born from Parish-Hadley fame including the late Mr. Albert Hadley.
During her first year of business on her own in 2014, she was a finalist in Martha Stewart’s American Made contest and exhibited in six juried art shows in CT.
In 2015, Wendy and her family moved to Melbourne, FL where she took a position in wildlife conservation as Program Coordinator for Women of the Wild, a program at Brevard Zoo. With her efforts in conservation deepening her respect for wildlife, Wendy Barnes Design is now synonymous with Wendy’s personal vision for the world.
Wendy Barnes Design transforms interior spaces and informs a mainstream audience of the importance of wildlife conservation. My current day job position (Women of the Wild Program Coordinator, Brevard Zoo) was chosen to understand the inner workings of wildlife conservation while also pursuing my art career. Upon observation, I witness how many people donate vast amounts and yet have no way to communicate their love. I serve as a vehicle to showcase the wildlife conservation cause(s) you support via art and decor. I supply the art and products (pillows, rugs, etc) to tell YOUR story on the blank canvas of your walls. 10% of every item sold supports the affiliated wildlife cause and custom wildlife and colors are considered.
I believe art and decor serving as a mascot for philanthropy has the power to target and reach a mainstream audience in a visual and connected way like never before. The resulting awareness raised and opportunity for messaging and action will save and protect species.