Size - (35.5cmW x 28cmH scratchboard) - framing size 40cmH x 49cmW/mounted on white mat board and black frame.
Medium - Scratchboard
About the artwork:
Scratchboard is a beautiful medium with a lovely effect for wildlife art. We photographed this beautiful leopard on a recent trip to Botswana in 2019. Such stunning big cats and we were so privileged to spend time observing her in the wild. Bringing wildlife to life in an artwork and awareness to conservation is my passion and one that I hope I can continue to do, if my art can stir an emotion with the viewer then I have done my job!!
About the artist:
I am an emerging South Australian wildlife artist working mainly in pastel, charcoal and scratchboard. My true passion in life other than my family is for wildlife and conservation. It is not until recently that I have had the time to pursue a career in art and discover how special this is to me. Mainly self taught, I have attended many workshops with various Australian and International artists to gain knowledge, continue to grow and inspire me in my journey as an artist.
My art focuses mainly on the eyes of the animals, they help to show the soul of the creature, draw the viewer in and evoke emotions. I am working hard to bring awareness to conservation issues through my paintings and a percentage of my sales are donated to specific rescue or conservation groups of my choice. I feel proud knowing that my art is helping to support our planets wildlife.
I love to travel and photograph the wildlife that I paint, it is a privilege to sit and observe the animal in person, I feel it helps to bring them to life on paper if you have spent time with them and watched their movements and interactions. Traveling to Africa in the last two years has been a dream come true but has opened my eyes to the huge problems facing the wildlife through trafficking, poaching and illegal trade. Traveling and photographic field trips give me the opportunity to meet the wildlife and provide great reference material for my art, something I hope to continue with in the future.
If I can bring awareness to the plight of the world's vulnerable and endangered wildlife through my art, I will be very happy!!!