I have always cared about wild animals and their habitats, but the plight of them can seem so remote, a long long way away, if you have never seen one in the wild, how much do you care if they were to vanish. Rain forests that just disappear, the size of football pitches every day. These animals only exist in your eyes, on TV, in captivity or books. I try to make my paintings real, they all have personalities, they all have a life, I want you to to look into their eyes and see what they see, feel what they feel. Bridge the gap between animal and human, and for us to see that their extinction will foreshadow our extinction on this our shared planet. Our one world.