Welcome to the photo and art website of Beth Lily Redwood. My work seeks to awaken in the viewer a deep appreciation for and recognition of the sacred soul, beauty and individuality of animals. In so doing, my goal is to increase compassion and respect for animals, and to help end the suffering that exploitation by humans inflicts upon them.
Vegan since 2005, I am a graphic artist, photographer, and writer. I am an artist with the Art of Compassion Project specializing in fine art photography of rescued animal ambassadors who live in sanctuaries. For several years, I served as a graphic designer for Melanie Joy's Beyond Carnism organization, and I designed the cover and images for her Beyond Beliefs book. My fine art photography was featured in "Call of the Wild!" Wildlife Exhibit at the Anderson Chase Gallery, The Animal Museum's exhibit, "Crazy Cat Ladies: A Celebration of Kitties and Their Champions," and their online exhibit, "Uncooped: Deconstructing the Domesticated Chicken." My fine art animal photography was included in Animal Liberation Victoria's "Spring Vegan Festival and Art Exhibit," the "Celebrating Animals Through Art" exhibit at Lewis & Clark College, "The Story of Chickens: A Revolution," at the Percolator Artspace, "The Cat's Meow" at The Artists' Gallery, VegFest Bristol 2018, plus several other galleries and exhibits. "The Mother of Compassion Blesses All Our Fellow Beings," was on the cover of the United Poultry Concerns' Poultry Press magazine, and Compassion Over Killings' magazine, Compassionate Action, featured my photo of a rescued former dairy cow and her son on the cover.
My photos have been included in Melanie Joy's TEDx talk, Vegan Health and Fitness magazine, Veganuary, Go Vegan Ireland, Tofurky's website, Spot Magazine, and SAFE for the Animals. I have contributed graphic design and/or photography for animal advocacy groups and individuals, including The Art of Compassion Project, Northwest VEG, Animal Hero Kids, Genesis Butler, Will Tuttle, The Prayer Circle for Animals, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, Veganpalooza, The Interfaith Vegan Coalition, and Daniel Redwood's animal rights album, "Songs for Animals, People and the Earth." Daniel and I are combining his music with my animal photography in videos, including "Just Like Us" -- an animal rights anthem (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbo4EByL0Js).
My animal advocacy was profiled in an interview with Jasmin Singer for Our Hen House, "Creating Game-Changing Art for Animals: Our Hen House Talks to Beth Lily Redwood" (ourhenhouse.org). My essay, "Finding My Good Heart", was published in The Missing Peace: The Hidden Power of Our Kinship with Animals. My writing is also included in Turning Points in Compassion: Personal Journeys of Animal Advocates and Letters to a New Vegan: Words to Inform, Inspire, and Support a Vegan Lifestyle.