Throughout her growing career as a nature artist and since founding the online gallery and art store, Art Basket, Sophie Green has donated 10% of her profits to animal charities. Sophie is an award winning wildlife artist from the UK, who specialises in capturing the photorealistic details of animals and their surroundings. She is self-taught and has dedicated her time and artistic work to raising awareness for issues surrounding animal welfare and the environment.
"There is nothing so fascinating, so precious and so gracious as the natural world. I have been sketching, drawing, painting and obsessing over animals and their surroundings since childhood and will continue to do so for many years to come
It is my view that everybody should be making a concerted effort to improve the dire situation that our planet is currently in; whether it be through donating time, money, making lifestyle changes, or educating others."
In addition to donating 10% of her profits to animal and conservation charities, Sophie regularly donates artwork to charity auctions, such as the Explorers Against Extinction Invitational Exhibition, as well as encouraging others to do the same. Sophie uses her social media platforms to educate and encourage others to make a difference and uses her art to raise awareness for certain issues. As a former primary school teacher, she has also played a part in educating younger generations on the importance of conservation and protecting the environment.