Got some great news confirmed this morning... my cheetah painting is through selection and is in the 'Art for Survival' Wildlife Auction to be held at Christies, South Kensington, London. This auction is organised by The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to raise funds for their conservation projects.
I am very pleased to have not only been invited to submit work but also for my painting to have been accepted as one of the 80 paintings/sculptures chosen for the auction, most of which are by some of the top wildlife artists from around the world.
All the work to be auctioned will be viewable on the website - www.artforsurvival.org - at the end of March. The actual auction is on May 2nd and I hope to be there to soak up the atmosphere, meet some fellow artists and chew my nails to the elbow as the auction gets underway.
This will be my second time as a participating artist at a DSWF 'Art for Survival' auction and it's very exciting, scary and nerve-racking. You have no idea whether your work will bomb, reach the reserve much less the estimate bracket. Of course, you always dream of a bidding 'war' for your piece and even if it's not your picture being fought for, it's still very exciting to witness. Time to cross those fingers hard and hope it's mine this time.