Leading artists come together for African Painted Dog conservation

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FULHAM, U.K. - Sept. 16, 2020 - PRLog -- A Global Art Fundraiser 'LYCAON – Artists for Painted Dogs' featuring 30+ international artists and photographers who have come together to raise awareness and funds globally, for the endangered African Painted Dog (also known as Painted Wolves/African Wild Dogs) has launched.  Artwork goes on sale at 12 noon (BST) on 6 October.

A century ago, approximately 500,000 Painted Dogs roamed the African continent. Less than 6,600 including around 700 breeding pairs, remain in the wild today, a result of ongoing habitat fragmentation, snare poaching, road kills and diseases caught from domestic dogs.

African Painted Dogs, with their iconic Mickey Mouse ears, are one of Africa's most enigmatic yet threatened predators. Their reputation for being Africa's most efficient predator is well-deserved, and it is generally accepted that around 80% of their hunts result in success, due to their high intelligence, teamwork and communication skills. Their dedication to each other's well-being shows the special bond within the pack.  When a dog becomes ill, injured or old, the rest of the pack cares for and feeds them.

The Exhibition, organised by renowned UK artist Heather Irvine, includes many well-known international artists (full list below).

As well as raising awareness globally, the aim is to raise much-needed funds (exacerbated by COVID-19) to support two incredible organisations (@painted_dog_conservation and @wildlife_act) working in the field, and to support the communities living alongside protected areas. Also to support artists who are struggling with physical exhibitions being closed during COVID-19, but even whilst facing financial challenges, are donating 50% or more of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork to the organisations.
Website:          https://artistsforpainteddogs.com
Instagram:          @artistsforpainteddogs

Online Gallery open :        29 September
Exhibition opens for sales          12.00BST - 6 October
Exhibition closes          22.00GMT - 6 November

Painted Dog Conservation (.painteddog.org)
Wildlife ACT (wildlifeact.com)

Artists / Instagram accounts:

Alexandra Schmiedebach  / alexandraschmiedebach
Amber Tylesley / amber_tyldesley_art
Barbara Franc  / barbara.franc
Carina Kramer  / carinakramer_artist
Catherine Drescher   /  cat.drescher
Corinne Zollinger / cozartsgonewild
Daniel Wilson  /  dwilsonarts
Dawn Thornhill  /  Dawns_papercut_lightboxes
Emily Lamb /  emilylamb_art
Heather Irvine / irvinearts
Issy MacDonald
Jo Maynard  / art_by_jo_maynard
John Threlfall  / johnthrelfall.art1
Julie Brunn  /  jbrunnart
Karen Burling  /  karenburlingart
Karen Laurence-Rowe  / karen_laurence_row_art
Kim Thompson /  kim.thompson789
Liberty Shuro  /  libertyshuroart
Livia Gomez  /  matpetart
Nick Dyer  /  nicholasdyerphotography
Nick Lyon  /  Cockroach
Nick Mackman /  nickmackmansculpture
Nick Romeril  /  nicholas_romeril
Patrick Reynolds  /  patrickreynoldsart
Paula Schramm   /  feather_and_fur
Pippa Orpen  / pipsorps
Stephen Rew /  stephenrewfineart
Tim Hastilow  / timhastilow
Tom Shepherd  /  tomshepherdartist
Torie Hilley  /  torie_hilley_fineart

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