Drawing on the banks of the Luangwa river
Carol lives and works in Edinburgh at the Dovecot Studio and regularly travels to Africa to study, sketch and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat. Carol is a committed conservationist and is determined to use her talents to support endangered wildlife wherever possible. She is presently developing sketches done on a field trip to the South Luangwa National Park and Ethiopia in September last year and working on a new collection of paintings for a shared wildlife art exhibition with Graham Catlow, Frances Richardson and two sculptors, Richard Ballantyne and Carol Read, who work collaboratively.
‘Kindred Spirits’ Shared Wildlife Art Exhibition
at The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club,
Waterston House, Donald Watson Gallery,
Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0PY
Open from Saturday 22nd February until 1st April 2020. Open 7 days 10am – 4pm
Sketching in Zambia’s South Luangwa NP
Painting in her Dovecot Studio
‘Interdependent’ ~ Watercolour
The sale proceeds of ‘Young Twiga’ in the ‘Kindred Spirits’ shared exhibition at The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club will be donated by Carol to GIRAFFECONSERVATION.ORG
Carol’s paintings are available for sale, and some of these are shown in the Painting galleries. She also undertakes commissions of wildlife in the client’s preferred medium, eg, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil, ink, or mixed media.
‘Daily Ritual’ family herd by the Chobe River in northern Botswana~ Pastel
‘Sacred Valley Pride’, in South Luangwa ~ Watercolour and Gouache
‘Dependent on mum’~ in Botswana’s Selinda concession, ~ Cheetah mother with silver mantled kits
20% of all cheetah artwork sales will be donated to The Cheetah Conservation Fund
Carol wanted to lend her support to Project Luangwa by giving some of artwork inspired from being in the South Luangwa NP. She has produced a collection of wildlife cards which she has sent directly to Project Luangwa in Zambia where the entire proceeds of their sale will go directly to help the Project out in Zambia. Below are two card examples. Further details about Project Luangwa and more examples of the cards can be found on the conservation page.
‘Baby Steps’ ~ Original painting done in Pastel
‘Paternal Gaze’ ~ Original painting was created in pastel
Explorers against Extinction’s Sketch for Survival 2019
The Sketch for Survival Online auction raised £43,000 with a further £10,000 + raised from artworks sold on pop-up and online art gallery through the Explorers against Extinction’s gallery store ~ www.conservation.store
This brilliant initiative has allowed Explorers against Extinction to fully fund all four conservation projects.
For more details click on Conservation page or to view the online auction URL is: https://explorersagainstextinction.irostrum.com/