Connection to nature is extremely important for my wellbeing and I celebrate the beauty and colour of the natural world while helping to protect it.
As a professional artist, I’ve been invited annually to donate paintings for an international touring exhibition by global art initiative Explorers Against Extinction, which raises funds for special frontline conservation projects. All artworks depict threatened wildlife and at risk wild spaces.
I've exhibited with Sketch for Survival in the online auction at OXO gallery London, Royal Geographic Society alongside celebrities Stephen Fry and Judi Dench who support the cause. I'm passionate about this global art initiative in aid of conservation.
My fascination with the endangered red-crowned crane began when I was in Japan. I was intrigued by their cultural importance, beauty and significance as a symbol of luck, longevity and fidelity. I was invited by the arts council, through the charity Artification, to paint a mural in Hanwell zoo, where they are my favourite resident bird.