I am so, so excited that my piece “When the Whale Sang” has won the Human Impact category, and been awarded the Ingrid Beazley Award, in David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021!
Thank you so much to all the DSWF judges: Martin Aveling, Georgina Lamb, Emily Lamb, Amanda Couch, and Stephen Rew - I am over the moon, and I can’t thank you enough for liking my piece! You can read Martin Aveling's comments about my piece, and view all the winning pieces on BBC Wildlife and DSWF.
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners - I’m not sure how the judges decided, because all the pieces were stunning. You can view them in DSWF's virtual exhibition here, and you can vote for your favourite to win the People's Choice category here.
All of the art pieces in this year’s Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition are available to buy, including my whale piece, with at least 50% of the price going to wildlife conservation charities. All DSWF Finalists are invited to create Sketch For Wildlife postcards, which sell for £60 each, with all the money going to conservation charities - these are available to buy here. My postcard, a coffee hare, has already been sold, but you can see a photo of it below:
Thank you so much DSWF!