Allis believes that no part of nature should go to waste. Her specimens are collected or purchased legally after natural or unavoidable death, hunted for sustenance or are non-native/ nuisance animals; these deaths are not related to the art. Nor are any of her specimens captive reared in small pens. She discloses each animal's origins to the student or buyer and welcomes each person to act according to their own ethical standards.
Allis strives to create taxidermy that is biologically accurate, structurally sound and preserved for all time. Each piece is custom created with premium materials and is rigorously cleaned and/or tanned to museum quality standards.
Allis attended the Advanced Taxidermy Training Center in Montana and has trained for several years under Master Taxidermist Tim Bovard at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles -- where she is proud to retain a staff position.
Dog rescue and fostering are also a big part of Allis' life. She has fostered dozens of dogs in the last few years and has found every one of them a loving home. See her furry friends here.
- -Private Collectors
- -Television, Movies and Photo-shoots
- -Custom Prop Design
- -Retail or Restaurant Spaces
- -Artist Collaborations & Magicians chased 72 hours before start, class is subject to reschedule.
Los Angeles native, Madison Rubin grew up in the Brewery Art Colony where she now continues to reside in a studio of her own. Madison's love of taxidermy began in high school when she started volunteering at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles under Tim Bovard. She had always had a love for all thing macabre-- and luckily had the support of an artist mother who reached out to Tim for volunteer opportunities. While honing her craft at the museum, Madison also attended UCLA and graduated with a degree in cultural Anthropology and Art history. Her background in both art and her inclination towards to the scientific are evident in her work at Prey Taxidermy.
Madison continues to volunteer at the Natural History Museum and is works at Prey teaching classes, creating custom commission pieces and lending her unique eye to every facet of the studio.
Originally from Washington D.C., Jennifer Hall moved to Philadelphia in 2004 to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she received numerous awards, including the Gilbert M. Cantor Memorial Scholarship and the J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Travel Scholarship. Jennifer graduated from PAFA with a certificate in printmaking and went on to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art and a minor in geology.
She has been privileged to work as a scientific illustator for Walters and Kissinger since 2010. In 2013, she accepted a year-long artist's residency for the Wagner Free Institute of Science's SNAP program in which she taught paleontology and paleo art to inner city middle school students. She recently spent a summer as an artist-in-residence at the Carter County Museum in Montana where she focused on exhibit design, specimen fabrication, graphic illustration, and expanded her experience as a paleontological field technician. Jennifer has began studying taxidermy in Los Angeles with Allis Markham in 2014 and has since been a vital part of Prey Taxidermy. Jennifer's scientific illustration and art background give her a sharp eye for anatomy and artistry shows through in both her work and the work of Prey students.