Postcard Original – Clare Parkes – Lion



Clare Parkes is a wildlife and pet portrait artist based in Hertfordshire, England, working predominantly in pastel pencils. Clare discovered drawing in 2018 whilst on maternity leave and it has become a huge passion. She has been working for the last 14 years as a wax figure painter at Madame Tussauds, and it is here that she discovered a love of detail and realism. She loves capturing the emotion and personality of each animal in her drawings, bringing the viewer up close and personal with the subject, offering them a chance to observe the little details and characteristics that make each face unique.


Each year, the talented artists who take part in DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year are invited to participate in #SketchForWildlife.  

By painting or drawing a small image on a postcard it gives visitors to the online exhibition a chance to own a totally unique piece of work, by a highly sought after collection of artists.  

The postcards have always been extremely popular and we hope you will support this initiative which allows more people to own a unique piece of original art, albeit on a slightly smaller scale. The subject and medium of the postcard was entirely up to the artist, with the subject matter being their own celebration of the natural world.   

100% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia. 

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9 x 21.5 cm (postcard)


Coloured Pencils


The price includes standard postage from the UK. 

Additional information

Dimensions 9 × 21.5 cm




Big Cat, Lion