Alan Li is an artist focused on nature.  He supports conservation efforts through the sale of his artwork and is active in volunteering.  Alan believes that drawing can open people’s eyes to the planet’s diversity, and show them that it matters. 

Alan grew up near the Niagara Escarpment and spent much of his childhood exploring the cliffs and forests.  Those early encounters with nature have influenced both the direction of his life and choice of subjects for his art.  He currently pursues his own projects, teaches workshops and collaborates with grassroot environmental groups.

In 2019, Alan founded the League of Urban Nature Artists (LUNA), a volunteer collective based in Toronto. www.lunatoronto.org

Non-profit groups that Alan has worked with:

Toronto Botanical Garden

FLAP Canada

Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests (LEAF)

The High Park Nature Centre

Swift Care Ontario

Robert Bateman - NatureSketch

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre

Shades of Hope Wildlilfe Refuge

The Toronto Wildlife Centre

Friends of Sam Smith Park

The Owl Foundation

Toronto & Region Conservation Authority 


Speaking about Birds & Art during the 2018 FLAP Layout at the Ontario Science Centre.

Photo: Meghan Huryn - www.meghanhuryn.com

With Robert Bateman at the launch of Nature Sketch, October 2017.    Photo: Birgit Freybe Bateman

With Robert Bateman at the launch of Nature Sketch, October 2017.

Photo: Birgit Freybe Bateman

Adult Nature Sketch class at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Photo: Jon Machlan

Junior Nature Sketch class at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Photo: Mark Peck

Public Engagement with FLAP Canada.

Photo: Paloma Plant