2010 – Present
My story with Elephant Family
Little did I know how much one man could have such a big impact on the lives of elephants as well as on my own. I went to hear a talk at the Royal Geographical Society in the early nineties by Mark Shand. He had taken it upon himself to buy an elephant and ride it across India. In fact he couldn’t have known before he set out on this fantastical journey that it was to shape the rest of his life. He came to realise the plight of the Asian elephant (in the past century their numbers have plummeted by 80%) and then unlike most people he did something about it. He set up the charity Elephant Family.
I can’t say I was so courageous after hearing his talk, I did nothing. However, over 15 years later in 2009 I received a highly unusual email asking if I would like to paint an elephant! – well a sculpture of one anyway.
This was the start of my relationship with this amazing charity, in 2015 they made me an ambassador and I continue to work with them. Read more
Travels to My Elephant 2015 'Indian Summer'
Travels To My Elephant, launch at Clarence House with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall 2015
Travels To My Elephant, The Logo 2015
Elephant Parade 2010 'Kingdom', celebrating all Asian wildlife 2010
Elephant Parade 2010. 'Kingdom', in Sloane Square, London.
'Harmony', painted on behalf of the Wildlife Protection Society of India
Elephant Parade 2010 'Harmony', amongst the herd.
Spirit of Adventure, Concours d'elephant 2018
The Faberge Egg Hunt 2012, 'Spring'.
The Faberge Big Egg Hunt, 'Spring'. St James' Park, London 2012
Animal Ball Invitation 2019
Animal Ball Invitation '16 with Letterhead
Animal Ball logo with quote
Spirit of India Invitation 2018
The Spirit of India Exhibition, 2018
Travels To My Elephant Logo 2017
Travels To My Elephant Map 2017 showing the route in Rajasthan
Travels To My Elephant Invitation 2017
Map showing the route, Travels to My Elephant Race 2015
Private Member, Adventures and Curiosities 2018
Vagaband using my artwork for Travels to My Elephant 2017
Elephant Family www.elephant-family.org
As well as taking part in numerous campaigns, her artwork is also the visual identity of The Animal Ball, Travels To My Elephant and Concours d’elephant.
Animal Ball 2016, 2019
Spirit of India, 2018. Spirit of India
Concours d’elephant 2018
Adventures and Curiosities, 2018
Travels To My Elephant 2015, 2017
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt 2012
In Giant Footsteps 2014
Jungle City, Edinburgh 2011
Elephant Parade, London 2010