Joanne Smith – Guiding Hands

Original, Painting | 55 × 43 cm | Framed


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A chimpanzee group has a complex social structure that is full of love. From playful siblings to protective uncles, they show affection for one another by embracing, touching hands, and even kissing. The artist Joanne Smith wanted to show the loving bond of our closest relative.

Pastel on paper


Joanne Smith is a pastel artist renowned for capturing the essence and vitality of animals in her lifelike paintings. Her work is characterised by her meticulous attention to detail and ability to convey the intricate textures and rich colours of her subjects, where the softness of pastels brings to life the fur, feathers and scales of various wild creatures. Having an early introduction into art and educated at Kent Institute of Art and Design, Joanne’s love of nature and the countryside has ignited a lifelong passion for wildlife and art and she has exhibited her work and created bespoke paintings globally.


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.