ART FOR THE ENDANGERED

A space to share my artwork, and through it, raise awareness and money for biodiversity and conservation.

Financial support

With every piece that finds a new owner, 5% of the proceeds will go directly to a handpicked, trustworthy organisation. Follow the links to check them out, and see what endangered wildlife your money is supporting. 

Give back to conservation to help the endangered species

SUSTAINABILITY

Having started with plywood canvases, now knowing where this venture is taking me I am experimenting with more sustainable art materials, such as reclaimed wood. Click below to find out more about my art supplies. 

Hey there!

My name is Jana, and here I’d like to share with you my passion project ‘ART FOR THE ENDANGERED‘. What started as a creative outlet a couple of months ago, has now developed into a way to share wildlife art in support of endangered species. I hope to encourage people to feel connected to their environment and know their own importance within it. 

So here is a little about me...

I feel most like myself when I am completely immersed in nature and took this with me when choosing to study Conservation Biology. By seeing different parts of the world, encountering different cultures and perspectives, I experienced the impact we’re having on our environment first hand, both positive and negative. I really take animals suffering to heart and so the hit of responsibility from actually seeing this struggle amplified any feelings and motivation I had to try and help. I realised how much of a difference genuine conservation efforts can make, and how much nature and wildlife depend on it.

While volunteering with wildlife conservation, I vividly remember being reminded on multiple occasions to stay calm, not be scared, and to embrace the moment. At the time this statement seemed ironic, but these moments encountering wild animals are an incredibly humbling and moving experience, and they were exactly what inspired me to create wildlife art and at the same time, art for wildlife. The chance of such experiences is continuously becoming less with habitats dwindling and species disappearing. Relief is urgently needed, not only for endangered animals but also for those placed, by us, into positions of maltreatment and abuse, such as through wildlife trade. We have become so used to treating other species as commodities, without taking into consideration how much we depend on them existing, in order for them to fulfill their ecological roles and keep our world turning. Surely this frame of mind contributes to, and is reflected in the loss of global biodiversity. It’s hard to consider how we have separated ourselves so far from our origin, as we are afterall just another part of the animal kingdom.

Talking to people over the years, I realised that when working in professions unrelated to conservation, how much less exposed we are to these issues. I guess that’s something completely natural, taking my own learning journey into consideration, and even though this is my chosen field of study… I am still learning every day. This is exactly the reason I would love to extend this information to people who don’t deal with these topics on a regular basis. The more interest, the better. My experience is that whenever having conversations about the state of certain species, a lot of people are surprised, but truly interested. This is especially the case if they weren’t previously aware of how dependent we are on nature, and why I set up my website – to talk about the effect we are having on other living beings. At first, information about human impact can be incredibly overwhelming and may seem too big a task to mend, but the more people that have a positive outlook, the more opportunity there is to have a knock-on effect and make changes. So many people care but may not be completely sure why plant and animal species are becoming endangered, and how to do their part. However, every single person can help mitigate these problems and we can all do our best to coexist as peacefully as possible.

So glad to have you here!

Hummingbird Art for the Endangered

Captivating nature

With every story I share and every art piece I create, I learn something new. Whether these are fascinating ecological facts or cruel realities, both deserve attention. There are so many exciting and captivating things to observe in nature and I would love to play a part in stimulating more curiosity.

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