For artist Sophie Green, animals are more than creative muses. The UK-based painter captures giraffes, bison, elephants and other creatures in photorealistic portraits that celebrate each subject’s unique beauty and raise awareness of their vulnerability. Additionally, the award-winning artist donates 10% of her profits to wildlife and conservation charities.
“In my opinion, everyone should make a concerted effort to improve the dire situation in which our planet currently finds itself; whether it’s by donating time, money, changing your lifestyle or educating others, ”Green told My Modern Met. “For me, I use my art to represent both the beauty and the vulnerability of the natural world, raise awareness of conservation issues and encourage others to think about how they too can make a difference.”
Each work presents an animal or some of its species on an empty background. This brings all the attention to the cause of the species that is represented. By rendering each animal in spectacular detail, Green encourages viewers to reflect on the beauty of the subject, as well as to envision their future on this planet. “To me, there is nothing so fascinating, so precious and so graceful as the natural world. I draw, draw, paint and have been obsessed with animals and their environment since I was a child and will continue to do so for many years to come, ”she adds.
You can purchase original paintings and limited edition prints through Green’s online store and know that a portion of the proceeds goes towards wildlife conservation. Follow the artist on Instagram to stay up to date with his latest projects.
British artist Sophie Green creates lifelike animal paintings to promote wildlife conservation.
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