Jewel of the Sand (Horseshoe Crab)

A painting by Joanne Smith called Jewel of the Sand

Jewel of the Sand (Horseshoe Crab)

Joanne Smith

Jewel of the Sand (Horseshoe Crab)
Joanne Smith
Artwork Size (cm)
68cm x 48cm


About the piece:
Joanne Smith studied Graphic Design at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and now is a portrait artist, specialising in pastels with a love of their depth and vibrancy. Her aim with every piece is to create a highly detailed and realistic portrait with a true likeness that captures the character and personality of the subject. Horseshoe Crabs have survived natural extinction during its 450 million years on this earth, so it is sad to see the population declining due to being eaten, used as fishing bait, fertiliser and blood harvesting for the pharmaceutical industry. Joanne Smith painted these as a jewel to highlight that they are not just colourless marine arthropods but a living fossil with such a rich history.

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.