SHOP - WILDLIFE ART
AfriCat UK is known to and supported by a wide range of wonderfully talented artists, sculpture and photographers whose work is stunning. Most have visited Okonjima or are intending to visit. They have offered to donate to AfriCat a percentage of any sale made through an introduction by AfriCat UK. Follow the links to their websites and remember if you purchase anything to mention the fact you are an AfriCat supporter.
Conservationist, cameraman, photographer, environmentalist and ecologist Chris Packham needs little introduction in the UK. He also patron of AfriCat. Chris produces and sells an exquisite range of photographs of the natural world which can be found on his web site: http://www.chrispackhamphotos.com/ Some of his shots have taken at Okonjima home of the AfriCat Foundation in Namibia - a site he has visited many times.
Kerry Newell www.kerrynewell.com
'Kerry is a professional wildlife artist working full time from her home in Cheshire. Her services as a commissioned artist are sought by clients across the UK and further afield in Australia, America and Switzerland.
Her keen eye for detail have earned her high recognition with the world famous art material manufacturers Caran d’Ache who not only commissioned Kerry to produce paintings that now adorn their headquarters in Geneva, but also led to Kerry being involved in the creation and resulting production of their fine art pastel pencil collection. A collaboration that continues to this day.
Kerry was invited to be one of the founding artists for Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire when they established a gallery there, and has since gone on to work with Chester Zoo in Cheshire and is now in talks with Knowsley Safari Park regarding the possibility of engineering an art based dimension there too.
However, as if offering original wildlife paintings, Giclee limited edition prints and a private commissions service wasn’t enough Kerry also finds time to share with and inspire others through teaching. And this is undoubtedly where her charismatic and some would say effervescent personality comes into play. For whether it’s running fully booked Wildlife Art Workshops, demonstrating to art groups and societies either in rural village halls or filled-to-the-brim town halls, talking to students in schools and colleges, or gently encouraging and guiding an individual through 1:1 tuition at her home or theirs, Kerry has without any doubt a very rare quality of wanting to share her talents with others.
This generosity to share coupled with her capacity as a patient conscientious teacher and her absolute passion for the subjects she portrays inevitably creates a confidence that is both tangible and better still contagious to all who have the privilege of knowing her.’
Marcus Taheri Independent Art Dealer, Client & Friend
Chris Packham Patron of AfriCat told Africat Uk that Kerry was an exceptional big cat artist and the picture he commissioned was amazing. Kerry will kindly donate 5% of any sales made to AfriCat supporters to AfriCat
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Hamish Mackie www.hamishmackie.com
Hamish has been a long term supporter of AfriCat and having visited Okonjima found inspiration from the close encounters with the Big Cats there for many of his sculptures. Hamish will give a donation (percentage of sale value) to AfriCat for any sculpture sold through an ‘introduction’ to his work via this web link or a personal recommendation from an AfriCat supporter.
Follow the link and marvel at his work. Do not forget if you get inspired to buy, and we hope you will, to mention you heard of him via AfriCat.
Simon Palmer www.cheetahworld.com
Photographer, writer, presenter, and cameraman
Simon has been taking photographs for AfriCat since his first visit in 2011. He is known for his passion for wildlife and conservation, regularly presenting to photographic clubs and other organisations giving talks on the photography he carries out at AfriCat and the Okonjima reserve. Simon says that all his work must give something back and as such, he will donate £5 from the sale of each print to AfriCat.
Looking for a gift? Check out Simon's website for a variety of stunning prints.
He is kindly donating £5 for any lion leopard or cheetah print he sells to AfriCat.
New: Simon has put together a 2018 calendar to order your copy with a donation to AfriCat check out https://www.cheetahworld.com/Charity/Live/
Pip McGarry www.pipmcgarry.com
Pip is a wildlife artist of renown, working closely with Marwell Zoo as 'Artist in Residence' Pip has worked tirelessly to promote wildlife, conservation and the work of local artists. He takes groups to Kenya and Botswana to gain further inspiration for their work. Discussions are taking place to introduce Pip to Okonjima and for an artist tour of Okonjima and Namibia.
Check out Pip’s website and if you decide to buy one of his original prints a donation will be made to AfriCat.
Annabel Pope http://annabelpope.com
Annabel Pope a wildlife artist has a history of supporting charities and encouraging travel. Her passion for her subject matter is captured in her unique style and variety of mediums. Annabel a supporter of Tusk recently stayed at Okonjima, which she said was a wonderful experience with a real chance to observe behavioural characteristica at close quarters which she finds important in her work. Her kind donation of a painting called Contended Pair was shown at the recent AfriCat Film Night. AfriCat UK is delighted that Annabel is happy to work with AfriCat in the future and has kindly offered to donate a percentage of any sales to AfriCat supporters. Check out her website and see what you might like.
November 2015 NEWS
Annabel Pope, Wildlife and Travel Artist recently donated her lovely drawing of a pair of cheetah’s to AfriCat following her visit to AfriCat in Namibia. That picture was sold at the Film Evening we held in October with AfriCat Patron Lorraine Kelly. Following the film evening Annabel is offering these two studies of elephant and Rhino with 10% of the proceeds coming to AfriCat. While not a large carnivore we all know how threatened and stunning both Rhino and Elephant are and how magical it is when you get the chance to watch them in their natural habitats.
If you are interested in either please contact Annabel direct at firstname.lastname@example.org and say you are an AfriCat Supporter!
These can be posted out to you in a tube. They might even make a good present . . . .
John Birch is a professional; award-winning, freelance wildlife photographer and writer.
Despite turning a lifelong passion into a profession only recently, he has seen his photographs and illustrated articles published in a wide variety of publications and magazines both in the UK and overseas.
His enthusiasm for travel and the outdoors provides the continuing energy and inspiration to attempt unique photographic projects. Likewise, despite the immediacy of digital photography, the unpredictable behaviour of wildlife and wilderness photography means he still enjoys the same anticipation in the ‘Lightroom’ as he once did in the darkroom.
John is now using his extensive experience as a qualified trainer and mentor to help others realise their potential as photographers. In pursuit of this aim, he guides international wildlife photography tours as well as UK-based, one-to-one and small group tutorials and workshops.
It was on one of those tours, to the AfriCat reserve at Okonjima in Namibia, that John felt driven to put something back into a pursuit from which he has taken so much pleasure. He found AfriCat to be an inspirational and hugely worthwhile project in the politically complex and challenging world of conservation.
John is donating 25% of the net profits from any sales of his large-cat prints and is giving a limited edition A1 photographic print “Morning Greetings” to AfriCat UK for auction. http://www.johnbirchphoto.com/galafricatpage