It is difficult living the life of a wildlife artist, not only because of the challenges of a creative existence lived in the modern world, but also because it brings you face to face with the devastation that we are bringing upon the earth. Wherever I look I find the imprint of man, showing that we have forgotten what it means to walk lightly upon the earth and to honour the many lives that walk alongside us. As an artist and writer I see my challenge as a remembering, to make visible our deeper connection to the earth not only through the eye, but more importantly, through the soul.
I believe that the time has come for us to integrate another dimension into our journey to protect the earth and all its citizens, ourselves included; for before we can speak of the rhino, the Amazon or the whale, we need first to speak of ourselves, and that point where humanity, the soul, psychology and the earth collide. It is here that lasting change can be found, and nurtured.
Throughout the years we have engaged in a range of conservation programmes. By synthesizing artworks, narratives and our commitment to the earth, we have worked to inspire a deeper connection with our wider living world.
To read more about our conservation work, go to Conservation Initiatives