Endangered species & our planet

I have brought together 10 paintings that are a part of the series ‘100 painted vows’ made some years ago . Each of them was made in response to Media or News articles. I felt the need to honour the subject matter in the only way I know, through painting, in this case as Ex Votives, both as an offering and a record of that time.

With the prospect of one million plant and animal species in danger of extinction. Sir David Attenborough’s documentary Extinction: The Facts, again gives us the stark warning that humans urgently need to work together to stop the destruction.

painting of dead pangolin hanging on a line and mother and baby alive, with another up a tree. Asia/Africa . One Pangolin is illegally taken from the wild every 5 minutes. A newly discovered fingerprint technique may help to save them from extinction.
17th February 2018. Asia/Africa . One Pangolin is illegally taken from the wild every 5 minutes. A newly discovered fingerprint technique may help to save them from extinction. Oil on board. 100 painted vows.
Painting about Global Warming.On the right hand side of the painting a Polar bear stands on a tiny island of ice, behind him ships , aircraft and cars pump out CO2. To the left in the foreground an elephant is dying of thirst being helped to drink and a baby kangaroo has bandaged limbs from injury in Australian bush fires.
Title – 2017. Global warming. Oil on board. 100 painted vows.
Ex Votive/Painting about Africa showing a broken Aircraft, houses, people using a freezer as a boat, and a man asking for help with cattle swimming in the flood. Cyclone Idai reminds us of the impact of Climate change . 120 mile an hour winds, then floods caused death and devastation to people and animals.
March 15th 2019. Africa. Cyclone Idai reminds us of the impact of Climate change . 120 mile an hour winds, then floods caused death and devastation to people and animals. Oil on board. 100 painted vows.
Ex Votive.Painting Title - August 2018. Indonesia & Malaysia. Our destruction of the rainforest for palm oil is driving Orangutan’s and other native wildlife towards extinction. Oil on board.100 painted vows.A young Orangutan hangs in front of landscape showing empty red soil where forest has been cut down, machines cut down a tree with an Orangutang sitting in it, beyond farmers shoot fleeing wildlife.
Title – August 2018. Indonesia & Malaysia. Our destruction of the rainforest for palm oil is driving Orangutan’s and other native wildlife towards extinction. Oil on board. 100 painted vows.
Painting about Pennine Moor, Lancashire, UK.It shows men fighting the flames as night falls, with cattle watching in the landscape . The Army helped over 100 firefighters to battle the worst Wildfire there in living memory. It's been burning for weeks. Ex Votive.
Oil on board. 100 painted vows
24th June 2018. Pennine Moor, Lancashire, UK. The Army helped over 100 firefighters to battle the worst Wildfire there in living memory. It’s been burning for weeks. Oil on board. 100 painted vows
Painting about Hawaii. Kilauea Volcano erupts.Volunteers braved molten lava and fumes to rescue pets and animals on Big Island.Molten lava runs down the road towards a woman in a wheel chair with a parrot and dogs, a child with a caged rabbit and a woman who has rescued a dog and sheep. Ex Votive
15th May 2018. Hawaii. Kilauea Volcano erupts.Volunteers braved molten lava and fumes to rescue pets and animals on Big Island. Oil on board. 100 painted vows.
Painting about caged birds in Indonesia. Stacked up cages with owls and other birds tethered to posts. Tens of thousands of the local wild birds are trapped, sold and kept in captivity.
October 2017. Indonesia.Tens of thousands of the local wild birds are trapped, sold and kept in captivity. Oil on board. 100 painted vows.
painting- Scientists warn that our insects could e extinct in a century-3 rows of 16 insects painted to represent a victorian display case of dead insects.Includes beetles, butterfly-moth-spider-stag beetle
March 7th 2019. Scientists warn that our insects could be extinct in a century .
Oil on board. 100 painted vows
Painting showing The last wild born male Northern White Rhino that died in Kenya 2018. It also shows people using its horn in different ways. Humans are driving a new era of mass extinction around the world. Oil on board. 100 painted vows, Ex votive.
20th March 2018. Kenya. The last wild born male Northern White Rhino died. Humans are driving a new era of mass extinction around the world. Oil on board. 100 painted vows.
Painting showing Sir David Attenborough.  showing us our plastic is killing marine life and birds, and that we need to clean up.Two figures behind him throw down plastic and a puffin flies in from the sea to feed its chick with plastic rubbish.
Oil on board. 100 painted vows, Ex votive.
2018. UK. Thanks for Sir David Attenborough. He has shown us our plastic is killing marine life and birds, and that we need to clean up.
Oil on board. 100 painted vows.

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