Sketch for Survival is an initiative to raise awareness and vital funds for Conservation projects, organised by Explorers Against Extinction
Carol is honoured to be part of Sketch for Survival’s 2021 Invitational Collection
SFS Invitational is the core collection within the Sketch for Survival art initiative and comprises 100+ artworks, including sketches and studio artworks, all depicting endangered wildlife and wild spaces from wildlife artist from around the world.
The goal for 2021 is to help 21 different conservation projects from around the world
Check out website above for up to date details
The Wildlife Art Society International Online Exhibition
7th June 2021 ~ 24th May 2022
Total Sale of Carol’s paintings will be donated to Conservation
All can be purchased from this website or by going www.twasi.com
‘African Myth’, Painted wolf ~ Total sale will be donated to Explorers Against Extinction
‘Intensity ~ Watercolour ~ Total sale will be donated to Born Free
‘Ruaha Jewel’ ~ Watercolour ~ Total sale will be donated to Born Free
‘Watch & Learn’ ~ Total sale will be donated to the Cheetah Conservation Fund
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 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. These can be found in Paintings, cheetah (for sale)
One of Carol’s cheetah paintings ‘Endangered destiny’, was selected and sold at 2012 Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition
Carol also gifted the copyright of ‘Endangered destiny’ & ‘Slowly Stalking’ to CCF to help in their mission to save wild cheetah
Helping out with the Anatolian Shepherd Guard dogs which are reared and given to farmers to help protect their livestock from predators. 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. It was a joy and privilege to be on puppy duty!
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
‘The Search’, 100% of the sale of this original watercolour was donated to SWT
Proceeds of ‘Advancing’ were donated to SWT
Proceeds of ‘Kora’, medium Coffee & Gouache original painted on elephant dung paper were donated to SWT
The Born Free Foundation
Detail from’Sacred Valley Pride’ ~ Watercolour on elephant dung paper. Total sales of this original painting will be donated to Born Free Foundation
The African Lion is currently classified by IUCN Red List assessment as Vulnerable.
Only 23,000 -39,000 mature individuals are estimated to remain in the wild.
“I am truly honoured that Born Free has agreed to highlight my painting, as the charity has achieved such wonderful longstanding conservation work in many countries all over the world and both Co-Founders, Will Travers OBE and Virginia McKenna OBE have blazed a trail and provided hope for the future.”
‘Sable Sunset’ ~ Mixed media. 100% of the sale of this original painting & other original artwork will be donated to Tusk’s conservation work
This can be found by going to Paintings, African Wildlife (for sale)
Tusk’s mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa.
Tusk for 30 years have teamed up with effective conservation organisations, giving support and investing in that local knowledge and expertise on the ground across more than 20 countries to provide vital protection for over 70 million hectares of land and over 40 different threatened species.
Tusk’s aim is to find sustainable solutions to preserve endangered species and their habitat, eradicate the illegal wildlife trade, empower local communities and support environment education.
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
‘Tree hugger’ ~ Pastel on Kangaroo poo paper
Total sales from all Australian themed artwork will be donated to support research by SA University, who are studying the DNA to help determine how many different species of koala exist and how best to keep their genetics strong. And to also investigate the diseases that effect koala, particularly chlamydia, as most female koala that contract this disease become infertile. It is vitally important to find populations free from chlamydia as insurance for the future of the koalas’ survival and to research Retrovirus and other diseases that effect them.
Habitat loss, through exceptional bush fires that ravaged huge swales of the country, caused by global warming, has accelerated the decline in many indigenous species, including koala who were unable to move quickly enough to escape the flames destruction.
‘Ruffled Emu’ ~ Watercolour & Gouache on Bamboo paper
Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GFC)
‘Graceful Twiga’ ~ Donation from sale was given to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.
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 2020
At the heart of the initiative is a shocking statistic ~ one elephant is poached for its ivory every 26 minutes.
2020 was a record breaking success with Explorers against Extinction raising over $58,200, hitting their targets for all 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 felt honoured to be invited to join the ‘Invited wildlife artists’ again, who made up the core of the touring exhibition for this year’s ‘Sketch for Survival Exhibition/Online Auction’ and donated this original watercolour ‘Fading Fast’
& 100% sale of 3 Signed Limited Edition Giclée Prints of ‘Shady Tree’ to date have been donated to Explorers Against Extinction
Plus 100% of sales of ‘Solo’ & ‘Fair Pharaoh’ were donated to Explorers Against Extinction’s 2020 Conservation projects
Sketch for Survival 2019
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
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’ and donated a framed original watercolour of a portrait of an African wild dog, ‘Tribute to Newky’
Sketch for Survival 2018
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.
‘Savannah Cat’ ~ Watercolour & Ink was donated to ‘Sketch for Survival’ 2018, plus a set of three artworks painted on elephant dung paper with coffee, gouache and ink
(1) ‘Attentive Guardian’
(2) ‘Precious’ ~ Southern White Rhino
(3) ‘Sympathy Scratch’ ~ Painted Wild dog
Sketch for Survival 2017
Carol joined other wildlife artists and celebrity supporters by donating ‘Chilled Black Rhino’ and ‘Enough for Two’ for the 2017 Sketch for Survival Exhibition
Both were painted on elephant dung paper with coffee, gouache & ink
Sketch for Survival, The Real Africa Trust, Lower Farm Barns, Happisburgh, Norwich NR12 0QQ Tel: 01692651031
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)
‘Survivor’ ~ Watercolour & Gouache original painting‘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: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
International Primatological Society
Scottish Primate Research
Group Dept. of Psychology
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA