Clare Forgie – Lucky to be Alive

Drawing, Original | 40 × 50 cm | Framed


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‘Look into the orangutan’s eyes – what do you see? The plight of orangutans hangs precariously in the balance with the levels of deforestation leaving many starving, disorientated and traumatised. The painting signifies the interconnectedness between the orangutan and it’s surroundings; one cannot live without the other.

Watercolour and pencil on paper


Clare Forgie studied art to A Level and took it up again in 2021. She started painting mainly wildlife, often with an ‘artivism’ message including the effects of deforestation. Clare’s free flowing style, consisting of splashing and blowing watercolour onto the paper, means the paint often connects and this she feels is very symbolic of life on earth; we are all connected. Once dry, pictures are drawn using coloured pencil, with the eyes being the main focal point because they are the windows of the soul. Clare was a Wildlife Artist of the Year finalist in 2023.


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.