Hand drawn using chalk pastels on Pastelmat paper.
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Framing is available on request at an extra cost. If you’d like your art framed, please get in touch. Note: Framing is ONLY available to clients able to collect in person from my studio in Liskeard, Cornwall, UK.
Thanks to Emmanuel Keller at Wildlife Reference Photos, and Remco & Natasja Walravens at RT reference photos for use of their photographic references.
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Lions in the wild
Did you know that ‘simba’ is the Swahili word for ‘big-cat’? If you grew up in the nineties like me, you’ll be familiar with the original Disney version of the Lion King, released in 1994. I completely fell in love with that film at 8 years old. That whole opening scene with the incredible array of wildlife, stunning landscapes and bright colours captured my imagination like nothing else! Africa and its wildlife looked like some incredible mind-blowing paradise with every kind of animal you could imagine.
Now in 2021, we’re all too aware of how the wildlife is in sharp decline. In fact, since the Lion King premiered in 1994, lion numbers have halved. There are now only 23000 left in the wild. Often, they are shot by farmers in retaliation for their livestock being eaten. Many more are poached for the illegal wildlife trade. Added to this, the huge loss in habitat and prey from human encroachment, and the treats of climate change disrupting the rain cycle. All in all, these beautiful iconic creatures are having a tough time.