Alex’s graphite drawing was inspired by Karen Broemmelsick’s image of a regal, yet tender, subject. Alex kept a clean background to heighten the impact delivered by this striking, spectacular species, “whose presence would most certainly be felt by its absence were it to become extinct.”
Alex Fleming creates realistic art because he enjoys the challenge of it, and finds it very fulfilling to succeed in doing a subject justice as it stands. Alex might alter the odd thing in an artistic rendition, but it is always subtle, and rare. The real, natural world is immensely interesting to him already, so he leaves imagined alternatives to those more appreciative of them. Nature covers a gamut of size, colour, personality and beauty, and Alex feels this should be worthy of anyone’s attention. It is also constantly changing, largely for the worse, so he choses to donate a portion of all of his wildlife sales to animal charities.