My inspiration for this painting was to create a leopard with that intensity and purpose you often see in their eyes when they first spot an opportunity for prey. The leopard is truly an inspirational subject in how graceful it is with deadly finality in its intent. Its fur is not just beautiful to look at, and paint, but for them, it acts as an effective camouflage as it stalks through tall grass or perched in trees. These animals are truly one of the most strikingly inspirational animals in Africa. This work will go to auction where 100% of the money raised will go to help support Dr. Jane Goodall’s work in conservation and continues my pledge to on-going support.