Tribute to Newky ~ donated to Sketch for Survival
'Tribute to Newky' was donated to Sketch for Survival 2019 0nline Exhibition, to raise awareness and vital funds for Explorers against Extinction's conservation work. (Further details can be found on Conservation page)
One of my most memorable wildlife encounters was with a pack of Painted Wolves (Wild dog) in the Selinda concession in northern Botswana. Finding the den proved to be a lucky break and timing it to the dogs returning from a successful kill as the alpha female had nine pups. Many paintings and sketches have been inspired from that time.
I have never forgotten a wildlife documentary about these critically endangered canines which followed the remarkable story of a young pup's journey to adulthood, where against all the odds he became leader of his own pack. His name was 'Newky'.
Media: Watercolour and Gouache
Framed size: 49.5cm x 39.5cm