And the Rains Came
acrylic on canvas
91.5cm x 91.5cm
My latest and second elephant painting has been quite a challenge in describing a lot of awkward shapes but I'm happy with the results.
Elephants live in dry desert regions, rainforests and savannah in Africa preferring areas with plenty of water and food for their huge appetites. Growing from 3 – 6 tons these enormous herbivores are also very intelligent and sensitive forming strong family bonds with the other members of the all female herds. In recent times elephants have suffered unprecedented levels of poaching which threatens the survival of these magnificent giants. It is estimated that as many as 20,000 – 30,000 elephants per year are poached for their ivory and that if this trend is not stopped elephants will be extinct in as little as 15 – 20 years. Saying no to ivory products reduces demand and helps save elephants from this terrible fate.