Saturday, 21 March 2009
I am delighted to announce that 3 of my pieces have been shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's artist of the year competition, 2009.
The exhibition is to be opened by Sir Michael Parkinson at the Mall Galleries on Monday 1st June, and will run until the 6th June. 50% of any sales goes towards conservation projects supported by the foundation.
One of the shortlisted works - "Storm Brewing" - was also recently featured in the April issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine:
Saturday, 14 March 2009
The conservation charity Fauna & Flora International (FFI) have recently launched an appeal for funding to help safeguard the future of African Wild dogs in Mozambique, currently faced with extinction.
The Niassa National Reserve in the north of the country boasts a rich diversity of wildlife, including large populations of elephant and sable antelope, as well as various big predators, such as lion, leopard and hyena. One of the parks other predators is the rare African Wild dog, of which approximately 450 individuals reside. FFI has been working with their local partner to manage the reserve for almost 10 years, and have achieved remarkable success in this relatively short period of time. Despite this however, they still face many challenges, and continued support is paramount for further success in the future.
As part of the appeal, I have donated a limited edition print of one of these dogs, which can be bid for on ebay. 100% of proceeds go to FFI.