About the piece:
Sophie is an award winning wildlife and conservation artist from the UK, who specialises in capturing the photorealistic details of animals and their surroundings. Since embarking on a career as an artist, Sophie has dedicated her time and artistic work to raising awareness for issues surrounding animal welfare and the environment. ‘The March’ depicts the necessary, but perilous event of migration during a snow storm. Changes in temperature, food shortages or the need to mate, among other factors, make migration an important event. However, it is usually long, arduous and full of difficulties – particularly for juvenile or older penguins, who may not survive the journey. ‘The March’ aims to draw the viewer’s attention to the individual penguins’ behaviour, as well as the dynamic of the group as a whole.
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.