Martin Aveling – At What Cost

Drawing, Original | 96 × 69 cm | Framed


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With this striking drawing, the artist Martin Aveling (Mart) wanted to draw attention to the illegal wildlife trade, but also allow for a more hopeful narrative, highlighting the importance of money in achieving meaningful wildlife conservation. Mart observes that since 2010 we have seen a sustained uptick in wild tiger numbers globally.

Pastel pencil on paper


Mart has been a finalist at Wildlife Artist of the Year more times than anyone. He coined the phrase ‘wildlife artivism’ to encourage stronger calls to action in wildlife art, and in 2021 he was awarded the inaugural David Shepherd Art of Survival award in recognition of this. He is a global ambassador for Derwent Art and provided the artwork for their Pastel Pencil range, his favourite medium for over 25 years. Recently Mart has been working in collaboration with his 2 year old daughter, combining her instinctive mark making with his refined pencil technique.


Please note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for this artwork, and there may be additional customs charges for deliveries outside the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain at the Mall Galleries, even if sold, until the exhibition concludes on 6 July 2024.


At least 50% 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.