Gordon Pembridge AFC  (signature member Artist For Conservation) was born in Kenya and spent his first ten years there. As a young boy being lucky enough to experience the wilds of Africa, along with many an adventure in the bush, Gordon has developed a passion for natural history. To this day Gordon still feels the incredible longing for the bush in Africa and travels there as often as he can for new adventures, reference material and inspiration.  

Gordon started woodturning in 2004 at the South Auckland Woodturners Guild. He has developed a series of thin turned pieces with a pierced, bas-relief carved and fine art painted subject matter.

Currently Gordon is working on furthering his series of fine wild life art vessels and fine art paintings. He obtains inspiration from two beautiful places in the world, New Zealand where he lives and Africa for his works of art.Through many years of dedication to his art Gordon was invited to apply to the Society Of Animal Artists and is now an associate member, a most prestigious honour.