Postcard Original – Martin Aveling – Caracal



Martin Aveling is an artist whose passion for wildlife was born out of his surroundings at a tender age. While his parents were working to protect mountain gorillas on the steep forested slopes of the Virunga volcanoes, Martin picked up pencils and drew them. Martin has been shortlisted for the final of DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year every year since 2009, and in 2021 he was awarded the inaugural David Shepherd Art of Survival Award for his work in promoting artivism. Martin feels that art can let us contemplate certain uncomfortable truths in a lighter space, but good wildlife artivism never compromises on sincerity.


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. 

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Dimensions 9 × 21.5 cm