Sketch for Survival is an initiative to raise awareness and vital funds for Conservation projects, organised by Explorers Against Extinction
‘Savannah Cat’ by Carol Barrett
In the last three years Sketch for Survival raised over £150,000 for conservation.
SFS Invitational is the core collection within the Sketch for Survival art initiative and comprises 100+ artworks, including sketches, studio artworks, illustrations and cartoons, all depicting endangered wildlife and wild spaces from around the world.
All the artworks in our core collection are donated by professional and award-winning artists on an invitational basis. In addition, the invitational collection showcases sketches and other artworks donated by our celebrity and explorer supporters.
The SFS Invitational collection will be joined by 100 artworks selected by our expert panel from all submissions received to our SFS Introducing competition on the 4th September. The winners of SFS Introducing will be announced on the 12th November at an event at the National Geographical Society in London. Both collections can be viewed during our autumn tour finishing with a week at gallery@oxo on London’s South Bank, 11th – 15th November. All the touring artworks will be sold in aid of Explorers Against Extinction Conservation projects by Online auction on Sunday 15 November 2020.
Carol is honoured to be part of Sketch for Survival’s (SFS) 2020 Invitational collection and has donated the above original watercolour, ‘Fading Fast’
Explorers Against Extinction in 2020 are delighted to announce they are supporting Asian Animals and a Genomics Project in Central Africa.
Project: Genomic Reference Work in the Garamba Complex – the collection of data and its genomic analysis by Stanford University, USA.
This far reaching Genome Project will focus on elephant, giraffe, lions, leopards, hyena, chimpanzee and will also include other forest species within the study.
Central & Western Africa are enormous, remote and are often challenging because of political unrest and the physical dangers posed from the nature of the vast wilderness locations.
The National Parks to benefit from the study: Garamba NP, Chinko Reserve in Central African Republic, Odzala-Kokoua NP in Republic of the Congo, Pendjari in Benin, Burkino Faso & Niger, Zakouma NP in Chad
Carol will donate 100% of sale of ‘Edge of Survival’ to Explorers against Extinction’s Genomics Project
Chinko Reserve in Central-West Africa is home to last remaining wild dogs in this region. Chinko is also a stronghold for Eastern chimpanzees, Eastern giant eland, elephant, 24 species of carnivore ranging from Northern lion to Golden cat, and all 4 species of African pangolin are classified as Vulnerable due to the excessive trade in their body parts, including scales.
100% of sale of ‘Shady Tree’, Signed Limited Edition Giclée Print will be donated to Explorers against Extinction’s Community Scouts Project in the Lower Zambezi NP
Lower Zambezi National Park is the youngest park, receiving protected status in 1983. It is situated opposite Mana Pools, which is world famous area for elephant. Many lodges and tourism operators have been forced to close down or operate at a minimum level due to the collapse of eco- tourism, which was brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Local people need support through these challenging times otherwise it is feared that some may be forced to become poachers in order to provide for themselves and their families. The Project aims to raise 9,100 US dollars.
100% of the sale of ‘Interdependent’ will be donated to Explorers against Extinction’s Community Scout Patrols Project in the Lower Zambezi National Park
More details by clicking on Explorers against Extinction’s website at the top of this page.
The Wildlife Art Society International Online Exhibition ‘ twasi.com
Sunday 31st May 2020 ~ Friday 28th May 2021
Sale of all Carol’s paintings will be donated to Explorers against Extinction 2020 Conservation Projects
‘Solo’ ~ Watercolour & Gouache original painting
‘Evicted’ ~ Original Watercolour & Gouache painting
‘Survivor’ ~ Watercolour & Gouache original painting
‘Pharaoh’ ~ Original Watercolour & Gouache painting
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.
Copyright of Endangered destiny was gifted to The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)
Carol supported The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) by donating 20% of all her cheetah art sales, however from May 2020 100% of sales of cheetah artwork will be gifted to CCF
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
Original watercolour ‘Dependent on mum’ ~ Cheetah mother with silver mantled kits.
SOLD at ‘Kindred Spirits’ Exhibition in Spring 2020 (20% to CCF) cheetah.org
Original watercolour painting ‘Endangered Mask’, SOLD at ‘Kindred Spirits’ Exhibition, Spring 2020. (20% to CCF) cheetah.org
‘Constant Alert’ ~ Watercolour & gouache, original artwork SOLD at ‘Kindred Spirit’ Exhibition, Spring 2020 (20% to CCF) cheetah.org
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 ‘Advancing’ & ‘Kora’ were donated to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
‘Advancing’ ~ Original Watercolour and Gouache painting
‘Kora’, Coffee & Gouache original painted on elephant dung paper
‘The Search’ 100% of the sale of this original watercolour was donated to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
‘Walkabout’ Pastel on Mokolwane palm paper was selected for exhibition in DSWF 2015 Wildlife Artist of the Year. Total Sale was donated to
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF)
World Pangolin Day ~ 18th February
Carol donated the proceeds of her original watercolour ‘Pangolin’ to DSWF’s Pangolin Protection Programme in Zambia
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.
Examples of three of the wildlife cards being donated to Project Luangwa
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 :
‘Savannah Cat’ ~ Watercolour & Ink donated to ‘Sketch for Survival’ 2018
Carol felt thrilled 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 an African Wild dog, ‘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.
‘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.
(1) ‘Precious’ ~ Southern White Rhino ~ part of the Set of 3 original paintings for Sketch for Survival 2018
(2) ‘Sympathy Scratch’ ~ Painted Wild dog
(3) ‘Attentive Guardian’ ~ Medium of all three original paintings in set: Coffee, Gouache & Ink on elephant dung paper
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
Sketch for Survival 2017
‘Chilled Black Rhino’ ~ Coffee, Gouache & Ink original on elephant dung paper
‘Enough for two’ ~ Coffee, Gouache & Ink painted on elephant dung paper
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.
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
RZSS Conservation Programme
Carol gifted this original 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.
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
c/o Wrenbridge Lane Ltd;
Mill House, Mill Court
Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5LD
Trustee: Dr Jane Galton 07791 703546
Friends of Conservation
16-18 Denbigh Street
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
3 Bridge Street, 2nd floor P.O. Box 15555
Leatherhead KT22 8BL Mbagathi
UK 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