"Over the 20 years of my career as an artist, I have supported numerous wildlife and conservation organizations. Most recently, I produced a three-person show focused entirely on conservation, “Ripple Effect”, which premiered in 2018 at The Leighton Art Centre, Millarville, AB, Canada. A portion of the proceeds from the show was donated in support of conservation efforts in protected areas in Zimbabwe, through The Tashinga Initiative - A Wildlife Protection Trust. I’ve created my own “Giving Back” program which will continue to direct a portion of sale proceeds and/or donated artworks for fundraising, back to conservation-oriented organizations. "

My ongoing support is toward the following conservation organizations:

  • The Tashinga Initiative, Zimbabwe

  • Global Wildlife Conservation

  • Wild Sheep Foundation 

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

  • Safari Club Michigan

Conservation Projects & Causes

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Ripple Effect

Featuring paintings, sculpture, and photography by three local artists, Ripple Effect honours endangered, threatened and at-risk species from across North America and Africa. Artists Hermann Brandt, Debra Garside, and Donna Wilson present a body of work that provides us the opportunity to reconnect to the animals with whom we share less and less of our world. Proceeds from the sale go directly towards supporting at-risk species at the Tashinga Initiative, a Wildlife Protection Trust located in Zimbabwe Africa, through Global Wildlife Conservation.