I chose coloured pencil and pastel as my medium for this piece, where the vibrant colours enabled me to enhance the hues of the setting sun reflected on the elephant's body.
Within the first 10 minutes on the opening night of the Humane Society International Extinction Denied fundraiser art exhibition, the drawing sold for $1200. It was held on Monday 10th September 2007 at the ArtHouse Hotel in Sydney. 100% of the proceeds went towards HSI animal protection campaigns in Australia and overseas.
Evening Sun raised 140 pounds when a limited edition print was sold in the online auction for the Sketch for Survival 2018 campaign. Sketch for Survival is a major exhibition of wildlife art in conjunction with Explorers Against Extinction. It is currently estimated that 55 elephants per day are killed for their ivory, that's one every 26 minutes. Sketch for Survival is all about raising awareness of these shocking statistics, while also raising significant funds to fight wildlife crime.
Artists, illustrators, cartoonists and celebrities were invited to spend this 26 minutes on a sketch of any endangered species. All these sketches and other donated artworks were displayed on a gallery tour within the UK in October 2018 and the Salmagundi Club, New York, USA in November 2018.