Explorers against Extinction’s Sketch for Survival 2019
At the heart of the initiative is a shocking statistic ~
one elephant is poached for its ivory every 26 minutes.
Sketch for Survival is all about the power of art & the good it can do. All four of Explorers against Extinction’s conservation Projects have been fully funded through a total raised from the online auction of £43,000, plus a further £10,000 of artworks sold at the pop-up exhibition and through the online gallery store ~ www.conservation.store
Conservation projects: Ape Alliance, Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Painted Dog Conservation & The Mariamma Charitable Trust.
to view the online auction URL :
Carol felt honoured to be invited to join the ‘Invited wildlife artists’, who made up the core of the touring exhibition for this year’s ‘Sketch for Survival Exhibition/Online Auction’. The exhibition opened on World Animal Day on Friday 4th October 2019, visiting five different venues: The Island in Bristol, Wildlife & Safari Show at The Harrogate Convention Centre, The Crypt Gallery in Norwich, and the Travel Fair at Olympia & at The Royal Geographical Society in London. The exhibition tour also featured 100 selected SFS Introducing artists, who were chosen by an expert panel of judges, led by renown wildlife artist Gary Hodges. The tour finished in the Map Room of at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, in London on the Thursday 14th November, with the Online ‘Sketch for Survival’ Auction concluded on Sunday 17th November 2019.
Carol donated a framed original watercolour of a Painted Wolf called ‘Tribute to Newky’ to Sketch for Survival 2019
This annual exhibition and sale of wildlife art, in aid of conservation, is part of a wider conservation campaign called Explorers against Extinction organised by UK charity The Real World Conservation Trust. Exhibiting the art collection helps raise awareness about species extinction and raises vital funds to safeguard wildlife and empower communities to fight wildlife crime.
More details at: www.explorersagainstextinction.co.uk
‘Sketch for Survival’ 2018 & 2017
Explorers against Extinction raised over $58,000, hitting their targets for the main conservation projects: $50,000 to dog anti- poaching unit in Garamba NP in Democratic Republic of Congo & over $8,000 for Sumatran Tiger Project to help safeguard its future in Indonesia. Also $2.500 was given to Sheldrick Trust, DSWT.
Carol supported Sketch for Survival 2018 & 2017 with other professional artists and celebrity supporters.
To find out about the Touring & Online Wildlife Exhibition and learn more about the conservation projects, clink on link
Sketch for Survival, The Real Africa Trust, Lower Farm Barns, Happisburgh, Norwich NR12 0QQ Tel: 01692651031
‘Savannah Cat’ ~ Watercolour donated to ‘Sketch for Survival’ 2018
(1) ‘Precious’ ~ Southern White Rhino ~ part of the Set of 3 for Sketch for Survival 2018
(2) ‘Sympathy Scratch’ ~ Painted Wild dog
(3) ‘Attentive Guardian’ ~ Medium of all three paintings in set: Coffee, Gouache & Ink on elephant dung paper
Sketch for Survival 2017
‘Chilled Black Rhino’ ~ Coffee & Gouache on elephant dung paper
‘Enough for two’ ~ Coffee & Gouache on elephant dung paper
After Carol had been on two field trips to Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park she was keen to support Project Luangwa. She produced cards inspired from her paintings of the indigenous wildlife. The total proceeds from their sale goes to help the local people, particularly young girls to receive an education and help with gender inequality. The project works with the whole community to develop its full potential by way of investing in its future to allow a lasting and sustainable life. The spectacular wildlife and pristine habitat can only be saved if the people are not in conflict with it and instead are given the opportunity to improve their lives with better health care, education, with scholarships to go onto college or university for the most promising students and support and expertise is provided to encourage and help set up cooperatives for small businesses to make families self sufficient.
Some examples of the wildlife cards
The Cheetah Conservation Fund
Carol spent time with The Cheetah Conservation Fund at their Headquarters near Otjiwarongo in Namibia where she had a unique opportunity to work closely with the rescued cheetah and was given extremely close access to study and sketch to gain invaluable insight into this highly endangered equisic cat.
Carol has joined “Artists Helping Cheetahs”. The Cheetah Conservation Fund will receive 20% of the sale from all items on this page (see Cheetah Gallery).
Copyright of Endangered destiny gifted to The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)
Carol supports The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) by donating 20% of all her cheetah art sales.
Endangered destiny was selected and sold at 2012 Wildlife Artist of the Year.
Carol also gifted the copyright of Endangered destiny to CCF to help in their mission to save wild cheetah and Slowly Stalking
Volunteering at Cheetah Conservation Fund checking humane traps for leopard & Brown Hyena
Helping out with the Anatolian Shepherd Guard dogs which are reared and given to farmers to help protect their livestock from predators. Similar projects are being developed in other countries where large carnivores are in conflict with livestock. This initiative allows sustainable farming to be successful along side the wildlife living in those areas.
From about 4 weeks the pups are kept with kid goats which make them bond with the livestock as though they were pack members. Their impressive adult size, brave nature and loud bark make the Anatolian Shepherd Guard dog an excellent protector. CCF work with farmers through education programmes, help with improved farming techniques & support all veterinary & continued medical care for all their dog placements.
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Proceeds of ‘Rare Event’ & ‘Kora’ were donated to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
‘Kora’, Coffee & Gouache on elephant dung paper
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
‘Walkabout’ was selected for exhibition in DSWF 2015 Wildlife Artist of the Year. Complete proceeds of sale was donated to
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF)
World Pangolin Day ~ 18th February
Carol donated proceeds of her ‘Pangolin’ watercolour to DSWF’s Pangolin Protection Programme in Zambia
RZSS Conservation Programme
Carol gifted the pastel painting above to The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Centenary Fundraising Event and a signed limited edition print of Edinburgh Zoo’s Gentoo Penguins.
To celebrate the release of Crimson Wing which is Disney’s first foray into the wildlife genre for 60 years, Carol has donated 30% of proceeds of the sale of ‘Flamingo Reflections’ to BirdLife’s partner in Tanzania (Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania) to improve the protection status of Lake Natron to help safeguard the flamingos’ habitat. See updates on BirdLife’s Think Pink campaign.
Primate Society of Great Britain (PSGB)
Gifted Bat-eared Fox image to The American Veterinary Medical Association for use on the front cover of their journal.
The A to Z Trust (Aid to Zimbabwe)
‘Safely Aboard’, Yellow Baboon, Mixed media
Gifted to The A ~ Z Trust
Further Contact Details:
The A ~ Z Trust
3 Weston Gardens
Tel: +44 (0)1620 824284
The A to Z Trust (Aid to Zimbabwe)
Registered as a charity in Scotland
Charity Number SCO39203.
Anna Maria Piotrowska
Fundraising Officer (Development Team)
Cambridge CB3 0NA
Cheetah Conservation Fund
PO Box 151
Friends of Conservation
16-18 Denbigh Street
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
2nd floor P.O. Box 155553 Bridge Street
Leatherhead KT 22 8BL. UK Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
International Primatological Society
Scottish Primate Research
Group Dept. of Psychology
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA