The Challenge

Painting by Karen Laurence-Rowe titled The Challenge

The Challenge

Karen Laurence-Rowe

The Challenge
Karen Laurence-Rowe
Artwork Size (cm)
75cm x 56cm


About the piece:
Karen Laurence-Rowe was born in Uganda, daughter to a civil engineer. Living a nomadic existence, her childhood years were spend trailing across eastern Africa due to her father’s work. Karen has lived in Africa all her life and currently resides in Kenya where the extraordinary wildlife and landscapes continue to capture her imagination and fill the canvases and surfaces that she works on. Over the last few years her attention has turned more and more to the conservation of wildlife and endangered species, which her work clearly reflects. Many of her paintings are donated or part donated to conservation groups struggling to cope with poaching and the result of human encroachment into the wild spaces of Africa. This has recently earned her the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award in Canada (2015) and the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year in 2012. Karen is an incredibly versatile artist, switching from Oil to Watercolour to Pencil, finding joy in whatever medium she chooses.
This artwork depicts a fight between two Zebra males – a fight that if often brutal and violent. Neither party escapes unscathed with the fight often resulting in broken bones, bitten off tails and occasionally a fight to the death!

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.