Sometimes we only ever notice what we had when we start to lose it - I’ve never been to Australia, but this is how I feel about the wildlife and habitats that have been destroyed due to the extreme bushfire damage in early 2020. I’ve been following a few of the charities that help these animals and the work that some people are doing to help the animals is amazing, donations that were pouring have eased off and so I just want to raise a little awareness again and help in a small way with my donation. I also know that my contribution will be bigger if I can sell Artworks for funds, so here they are: A charcoal koala series of drawings. This artwork will remind you of the beauty and plight of the Koala and of the important donation made to help them. I have been researching the charities doing amazing things and intend that 50 % of profit from sales will go to support wildlife volunteers via the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife https://www.fnpw.org.au/wildlifeheroes - they distribute funds as appropriate to volunteers working in the NSW area. 50% of profit means all income after I have covered postage and any fees (the platform in which this sells will affect the profit due to differing commission fees) - my time and materials is part of the donation. About the Artwork: original and expressive Charcoal drawing using a sketchy and confident marks and smudges revealing the energy, emotion and processes in the making of it. An eraser also becomes a drawing tool allowing me to shape, highlight and blend. Drawings are approx 23.5cm x 23.5cm on 150g cartridge paper and will be sent in a cardboard large letter box with a certificate of authenticity making it suitable as a gift.
Koala charcoal drawing #03 - Koala’s for FNPW funds, a series