This fantastic campaign was started by the amazing artist Emily Lamb. Wildlife Artists from all over the world joined and began sketching for 30min and selling the resulting artwork for £100 of which 100% go to fighting wildlife crime.
Here is what Emily says about the campaign:
I began a wildlife campaign in January quite by accident. I had just moved to Cape Town alone, to start a new adventure in life and be close to the wildlife and wild spaces I love and call home. The idea came from craving a relief from the bigger and more time consuming painting projects I had embarked upon in my apartment.
Quite impulsively, I sat down and started sketching a Rhino. It took me just 30 minutes. When your mind is still and present, 30 minutes doing something you love, just flies by.
I posted the sketch online, together with a small narrative about the desperate plight of rhinos and added a £100 price tag. To my surprise, It sold instantly and so I made a promise right there and then to commit just 30 minutes everyday for a year, donating every penny to help save wildlife - ’The Voiceless'. More than 90 days in, I have raised a fair amount of funds to help keep various projects alive and operational and raised awareness for the work of The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and several other small grassroots conservation groups which really are making a different to wildlife survival.
This is all through the simple daily practice and commitment of being of service to others with the skills i love and trust. Read more!
Since conservation is one of the pillars in my art, I decided to join the campaign, although I won´t do daily paintings. I´ll post the paintings on my website as well as on Instagram and Twitter.
If you are interested in buying one of my "Sketch for Wildlife" paintings, just let me know via email, in the comments or on my social media channels.
Also, feel free to have a look at the work of other participating artists and explore the #sketchforwildlife.
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