So absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 in the UK for my Tasmanian Devil painting - Fire Rebirth & Hope. This prestigious wildlife art exhibition attracts artists around the world and the standard is very high.To have been chosen out of more than 1600 entries is so exciting and a true endorsement of my aim to create interesting art that tells a story. The terrible bush fires in recent times have been totally catastrophic for wildlife with millions perishing in blazes including Tasmania where the devils live. Already facing habitat loss due to logging and fighting a dreadful facial tumor disease these fiesty little animals are listed as endangered. Huge efforts have been made to save them and progress is being made but the road to full recovery is long. I just hope they make it.