Cole Stirling – Hope

Drawing, Original | 55 × 72 cm | Framed


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Rhinos as a whole are clinging onto existence. The Indian one-horned rhino, though vulnerable, is a beacon of hope. Once numbering only around 200 at the start of the 20th century, there are now believed to be around 4,000 in northeast India and the Terai grasslands of Nepal.

Charcoal on paper


Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Cole Stirling’s passion for wildlife started at an early age. His earliest memories include early morning drives in his beloved Hwange National Park. Art came as a by-product and a way to express Cole’s passion. Studying photography at university, later completing field and trails guide qualifications, gave him an even greater appreciation for the natural world and a want to conserve it through his work. Cole has always been drawn to monochrome imagery, especially the simplicity of focus on tone and form, a feature he strives for in his works. This is also quite handy, as Cole is colour-blind!


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.