Keyun Xiao – Motherhood

Original, Painting | 56 × 46 cm | Framed


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Keyun Xiao travelled to the Himalayas in the winter of 2016, and was lucky enough to see this scene happening in front of her. A mother and a baby snow leopard were licking each other’s scars. It was a genuine moment that demonstrated motherhood, the exchange of love.

Acrylic on canvas


Keyun Xiao is an award-winning 17-year-old artist living and working in California. She began painting aged five and has studied with instructors across China and the United States, currently focusing on acrylic and oil painting. Her painting celebrates the universal bonds between animals and humans, expressed through a world of symbolic imagery with direct observation of nature. She has received top awards from organisations such as the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Congressional Institute, the Living Oceans Foundation, and Celebrating Arts


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.