In 2013, I saw footage of Kevin Richardson, the Lion Whisperer, on the Internet playing and swimming with lions and rough-housing with hyenas.  It conjured up childhood images of talking animals and utopian lands where humans play with beasts in idyllic settings. 

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After much researching,  I learned of his work as an animal behaviorist, a protector of large mammals, and a conservationist bringing awareness to their declining numbers through habitat loss and the horrors of canned lion hunting.

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Inspired by his story and drawn to this world where one human is deeply connected to our fellow beasts, I wanted to paint that relationship and help the sanctuary by bringing awareness of their mission to people in New York City and the US.  In doing so, I also hoped to remind myself and others of the healing power of connecting back to nature.    


Together with Kevin and our advisory board, we raised money so I could fly to South Africa and document his sanctuary.  Bringing back countless sketches and photographs, I’ve created works on paper and canvas with 50% of the sale going to support the Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary.

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If you would like to purchase this art that supports and celebrates the potentiality of our relationship to nature and the amazing work that Kevin is doing, here’s a link to works on paper and archival pigment prints.  If you are interested in one of the larger works on canvas, please contact us for a full list of images and information. 

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We greatly appreciate your support.

All the best,
Suzanne and Kevin and the Art of the Pride team