15 August 2013
CERCOPAN is a Nigerian primate conservation charity very close to my heart. Having spent a few months resident at the Rhoko rainforest research camp in the stunning Cross River State forests to undertake my Masters fieldwork in 2005, I returned to the UK and acted as Trustee. This summer, I had the opportunity to give something more tangible back to the organisation, thanks to the generosity of two clients, keen to purchase my artwork and benefit primates at the same time. As ever, the inspirational Ian Redmond, OBE (pictured), agreed to sign two of my “Titus” prints, and my excited clients donated a whopping £1,200 to CERCOPAN. To read their own report, visit the “CERCOPAN website“.
28 March 2013
The three-week Tiger Tracks event raised awareness and funds for wild tiger conservation at London’s spectacular St Pancras International station. A programme of educational and artistic workshops ended with a star-studded gala fundraiser, at which my limited edition large scale (1m x 75cm) canvas print of “Sumatran Sultan” raised £1,100 in aid of Born Free and the Environmental Investigation Agency. I would like to thank Joanna Lumley, Virginia McKenna and Louise Redknapp (pictured) for generously signing the canvas.
06 February 2013
At the Barbican’s spectacular conservatory, the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary hosted a memorable fundraiser for the inspiring work they do rescuing and caring for hundreds of orphaned chimpanzees in Sierra Leone. I was delighted to have a limited edition print of my drawing “Caught Snacking” (pictured) signed by legendary primatologist Dr Jane Goodall DBE (centre) and auctioned on the night. Dame Goodall spoke eloquently about the need to protect our nearest primate relatives, explained why she still has great hope in the next generation of conservationists and paid moving tribute to the sanctuary Founder and Director, Bala Amarasekaran (left), for his inspirational work. www.tacugama.com Photo courtesy of Jack Latimer.