Description Original Painting is Pastel on Sennelier Card, 500×350mm, by wildlife artist Karen Neal (New Zealand).Original painting is available at:-http://www.wild-impressions.co.nzThese beautiful animals have been displaced by the relentless devastation of their rainforest home for palm oil production. Through wildlife & conservation groups, the Borneon Orangutan can be rehabilitated and prepared to ultimately be returned to their natural environment, the wild rainforest home.With the sale of this original painting, 25% will be donated to Yayorin Orangutan Indonesia – who rehabilitated these two orangutans (the mother & baby were formerly captive orangutans, and now relocated in Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve).
Karen Neal, Marlborough Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement Hi, welcome to my artwork, and thank you for taking time to view my paintings :-)
I’ve always had a love of art, animals and wildlife, nature and travel. My passion for art is wildlife and pet portraits, although I also love to draw & paint portraits of people and the occasional landscape. I’m a self-taught artist, living in working in beautiful Marlborough in the South Island of New Zealand. I work in pastel, graphite & acrylics, and strive for detail and trueism of in my animal paintings.
I’m committed to supporting animal and conservation causes through my art, and each original painting sale will have a percentage donated to a wildlife or conservation cause.
You can read more me and view more artworks at:- http://www.wild-impressions.co.nz
I also have a facebook page, where you can leave messages and keep up to date with works in progress at:- http://www.facebook.com/wild.impressions