This original illustration WE ARE ONE was created with a heavy heart after nearly half a billion (and counting) animals have fallen victim to the 2020 bushfire crisis. The idea is to raise some money for Australian wildlife charities that rely on donations, with 100% of this sale being donated to such causes.
I tracked down the original photograph of this beautiful image. It was taken in 2009 by an amazing lady Stella Reid, she gave me the go ahead to use her image. She runs Wildhaven in St Andrews, Victoria, a sanctuary for rescue animals where she brings our wildlife back to health, which tragically along with her home was burnt to the ground in the black Saturday Victorian fires. She’s dedicated her life to this cause and rebuilding and knows first hand what devastation these crisis’ cause. These two roos were the first two taken in by the centre after those fires. I will be donating these proceeds to Wildhaven.
This artwork comes fully framed, frame size 40cm x 50cm, Mount board with 26.5cm x 34cm opening.
Lead pencil and watercolour on Archers paper.