I am delighted to say that my painting, ‘Heralds of Autumn’ which is currently on show through Vancouver’s Artist for Conservation Virtual exhibit has been purchased. The oil painting on canvas depicts two Canada Geese which I painted in the studio from studies done at my local park. It was fun to sit on warm summer days and draw the geese and ducks around me, a perk of the job!
The painting sale also benefited two charitable organisations, Artists for Conservation and World Land Trust. I have been a member of Artists for Conservation since 2008. I have exhibited in many of their North American shows as well as being part of a dive team to the Cayman Islands in 2013. The money donated will go towards their efforts to support conservation through art. The foundation consists of over 500 artists from around the world. It is a huge privilege to be a member of this foundation.
Secondly, the World Land Trust. The donation from this painting was matched funded in a special campaign to purchase one of the most important but unknown rainforests in Central America. The World Land Trust along with their partner Fundación Jocotoco (FJ) raised an incredible £500,000 in just 2 weeks to safeguard the largest remaining tract of Ecuador’s once-vast Chocó forest – the home of Jaguar, Harpy Eagle, Horned Marsupial Frog and one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Please check out the link to learn more: