Support the Gorillas!

Support the Gorillas!

March 03, 2020

Not only is today Super Tuesday, it is also World Wildlife Day! 🦍🦁🐼🐘🐺🐢🐻 Take a few minutes out of your day to support Ellen DeGeneres's @theellenfund by purchasing a print of Mizano. I love giving to causes I believe in which is why 50% of the profits for each print sold will be donated to The Ellen Fund, which supports #conservation efforts for endangered species, starting with the wild mountain #gorilla. *Link in Bio*
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Wrinkles around the nose of a gorilla are the equivalent of fingerprints in humans. Using binoculars and a sketch pad, Dian Fossey drew sketches of noses on the gorillas she studied. I didn't realize this when I was working on my portrait of Mizano, but I remember being fascinated by the wrinkles around his nose. I was using photos my wife had taken when she was lucky enough to cross paths with Mizano during her time in Uganda. Years later, upon receiving news that Mizano was killed by antelope poachers, I was immediately inspired to paint his portrait.
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#WorldWildlifeDay #WeNeedGorillas .
https://theellenfund.org/


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