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Sketch for Survival

November 08, 2021 2 Comments

Sketch for Survival

Helen Trevisiol Duff, one of our wildlife artists at Skylark Galleries, is exhibiting a new original artwork at gallery@oxo from 17-28 November 2021, to raise funds for Sketch for Survival and the charity Explorers Against Extinction.

Helen is one of the invitational artists in the core collection of this touring and online auction. She was invited to participate following her painting of a huge mural of the endangered red-crowned cranes in Hanwell Zoo in London. She is also involved with other conservation charities. Last year the painting Helen donated raised £550 in the online auction, which was one of the highest bids online.

Let’s help to spread the word and support this worthwhile charity. Sketch for Survival is a global art initiative in aid of conservation.

Helen says: “We are supporting 21 small projects in 2021, many of these have been impacted by the Covid pandemic and economic downturn.”

100 Finalists from worldwide selection

The new original watercolour artwork above, donated by Helen, will be exhibited at gallery@oxo alongside the Invitational Collection, of which Helen is one of the artists. It is Helen’s fourth year supporting the charity and she is exhibiting a new custom watercolour artwork of the endangered Cape Penguins. All of the artworks will be sold via online auction on 28 November 2021.

The annual collection of original artworks for sale is donated by professional and celebrity artists. The collection celebrates the beauty and colour of the natural world, whilst raising awareness of the threats facing it, including those posed by human activity. Diverse artworks, from oils and watercolours to sketches and street art exclusively feature endangered species and at-risk wild spaces. All artwork donated to Sketch for Survival is available to purchase, either through the charity’s annual online fundraising auction or from its online or pop-up Affordable Art Gallery. ALL PROCEEDS support the charity’s projects.

Artist Helen Trevisiol Duff at a previous Sketch for Survival exhibition
Artist Helen Trevisiol Duff at a previous Sketch for Survival exhibition with her painting of Red Crowned Cranes.

Celebrity supporters from Judy Dench to Bill Nighy

Celebrity supporters include Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Dame Judy Dench, Stephen Fry, Joni Mitchell, Helen Mirren and Bill Nighy, all of whom are ambassadors for the cause.

The exhibition, in gallery@oxo will run from Weds 17th November to Sunday 28th November 2021.

The auction is now live, you can place a bid via this link. The auction will end on Sunday 28th November 2021.

2 Responses


November 18, 2021

What a wonderful cause and a beautiful artwork by Helen!

Helen Trevisiol
Helen Trevisiol

November 18, 2021

I’m honoured to be part of this exhibition raising money for the charity. Thank you to everyone who has supported us in the past. We have until 28th November to raise money on the online auction. All bids go directly towards conserving endangered wild spaces and wildlife.

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