Conservation

"By joining hands and forces as a united voice we could indeed stop the slaughter and put an end to wildlife crime. As an artist I strive to use my images as a conduit to raising awareness, by encouraging people to engage in conversation drawing attention to the fragility of our planet. Animals that are of particular interest to me are the rhino, elephant, painted dog, lion, pangolin and the primates. All of these animals are facing imminent extinctinction due to habitat loss and increasing wildlife crime.  "In motivating people to love the natural world, an ounce of hope is worth a ton of despair" ~ George Monbiot "

"By joining hands and forces as a united voice we could indeed stop the slaughter and put an end to wildlife crime." As an artist I strive to use my images as a conduit to raise awareness, by encouraging people to engage in conversation drawing attention to the fragility of our planet.

“In motivating people to love and defend the natural world, an ounce of hope is worth a ton of despair”

George Monbiot

Conservation Projects & Causes

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> The future is in your hands - Endangered species | Paula Wiegmink

The future is in your hands

I was asked to paint an image to be used for tshirts to raise funds for the One Fight Unite poster campaign for endangered species

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> &#039;Sketch for survival&#039; - Explorers against Extinction | Paula Wiegmink

'Sketch for survival'

With the support of artists, conservationists and activists donating a 15 minute sketch, an auction will be run online and displayed at the Royal Geographical Society during the Explorers against Extinction event on the 12 October 2017, London UK. Funds raised will be donated to nominated wildlife charities and organisations.

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Paula&#039;s African Art Safari - Rhino Conservation | Paula Wiegmink

Paula's African Art Safari

I donated my time and expertise as tour leader and artist in residence to raise funds for the Save Foundation. My tour raised $6000AUD. Future tours to be arranged for interested parties.

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> &#039;Tears are not enough&#039; - Endangered species | Paula Wiegmink

'Tears are not enough'

Global poster awareness campaign. The painting 'Tears are not enough' was created on request by the One Fight Unite campaign as a special addition poster for Dr Jane Goodall in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her Roots and Shoots iniative.

Create Conservation Project/Cause - Endangered species | Paula Wiegmink

One Fight Unite SAY NO Campaign

This poster campaign was launched in London 2015 by the One Fight Unite campaign organiser Duke Ingram. The poster is being signed by high profile people globably to raise awareness of endangered species.

I was approached by the campaign to use the image of my painting 'Tears of the rhino' and am now the official artist for the campaign.