Panthera Pardus | Leopard
Acrylic on linen panel
1000 x 1000mm
Supporting Wildlife Conservation
DSWF WILDLIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
2022 Wildlife Artist of the Year attracted 1,654 entrants from 850 artists across 55 countries, resulting in an online exhibition of 187 finalist pieces.
Artworks by all shortlisted artists are available to purchase from the DSWF shop with 50% of the proceeds from all sales supporting DSWF’s vital wildlife conservation work.
It's been amazing to be a part of such an important event as a finalist for the second year, supporting such an important cause!
So excited to be a part of the 2022 Explorers Again Extinction Sketch for Survival exhibition! The exhibition raises vital funds for conservation projects with 100% of all sales supporting the work of Explorers Against Extinction.
You can also vote for your favourite piece in the exhibition with the peoples choice award, voting closes 11am 23rd October.
EXPLORERS AGAINST EXTINCTION
Leopards often meet conflict in Africa with the farmers there. Losing areas of their habitat to farmland means they can end up trespassing on the hunt for food. To protect the livestock, farmers can resort to shooting them, a sad and unnecessary solution that can result in leaving young cubs without a mother.
I have teamed up with the African Cat Project who have a project set up in Namibia to protect these beautiful cats giving 10% of the Leopard study to support this project.
After completing and selling an African elephant study, 10% was donated to WWF elephant adoption, which helps
protect habitats and restore degraded biological corridors
train and equip anti-poaching patrols
work with local communities to monitor elephant movement and reduce human-elephant conflict
fund WWF's other essential work around the world
Original artwork of a grey kangaroo was created to raise funds to support the work to protect wildlife during the extensive bush fires. With the donations for the original giveaway combined with the print sales, we have raised £325.00 for the WWF Australian Appeal! Thank you to everyone who donated!
"Referred to as ‘The Oscars of wildlife art’ the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s annual Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition is a culmination of months, sometimes years, of work from wildlife artists around the world.
With at least 50% of the proceeds from all sales supporting David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia, we were able to raise an amazing £90,100."