This is just part of an Australian wildlife painting I’ve been working on now for some time, well truth be told I started it 18 months ago, but it was another of my ‘child ideas’, meaning, I had to give it space to form and grow. The whole painting will be revealed at the end of this month and will hopefully be part of the Townsville Art Society's Exhibition in the Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery in Townsville, Queensland between 1- 24th September 2017.
It features orphaned red kangaroos Ariel and Peri whose mothers were shot by hunters. It is a painting from the depth of my heart, objecting against the legalised hunting of kangaroos in Australia. I find so many people that visit my art market stall or who speak to me in the art gallery do not know kangaroos are the victims of the largest land-based wildlife slaughter in the world. Every year the commercial kangaroo industry kills millions of kangaroos for their meat and skins which is sold to Australian and international companies and turned into pet food.
For more information about the truth of kangaroo hunting please visit the Australian Society for Kangaroos website www.australiansocietyforkangaroos.com
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Samantha "I'm a person who feels I live in paradise and truly love Australia after immigrating here in 2003. I work as a foreign exchange trader, live with my true soul mate, husband Albert. I have a passion for Aussie wildlife and became a registered wildlife carer in 2005 and can say I feel truly privileged to be able to raise and rehabilitate orphan wallaby/kangaroo joeys. I love these creatures with my heart and soul. My dream is to be able to help struggling volunteer wildlife carers, financially, so that they can do what they do best without worrying how to pay the next vet bill"