© Alicia van den Abeele 

Partnerships & Impact

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With anything we do, there is always an opportunity for us to make a difference. So, wherever I can, I like to use my attributes as an artist to positively impact the world around me and creatively encourage change. 

A percentage of my artwork sales are donated to conservation charities carrying out important conservation and community work. Over the last couple of years, I have fundraised over £3,500 for:

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

RangerLab

Born Free

Conservation South Luangwa

Cheetah Conservation Fund

RangerLab and I launched an appeal, raising funds for wildlife rangers across Africa and Asia through the sale of my original "Guardians of Wildlife". All profits went to supporting wildlife rangers, providing them with their basic needs, including socks, boots, sanitary towels and other key equipment. It was also a pleasure to be interviewed and to feature in RangerLab 's article "Art of Conservation".

 

I was invited as master artist to debute the Countryside Regeneration Trust (CRT) first "Sketching Wildlife" workshop and raise funds for their conservation projects.  

I carried out a draw-along tutorial of my Ink Sketches, where we focused on drawing a red squirrel. Click here to watch the tutorial and try it out for yourself.

Through the artist community I have been very lucky to meet amazing supportive and collaborative creatives. Working with fellow artists and organisations with similar values multiplies the impact of our work. Most recently, The Pollen Project and I worked on how to use art to reconnect people to the natural environment around them. My artwork 'Listen' reflected this particular emotion and was used to share this important message.

In 2021 I collaborated with Two Brooks, a family-led drinks business donating a percentage of their profits to the UK Wild Otter Trust, to create the "Sandy Shallows" artwork for their head offices.

If you are interested in collaborating and discussing a project - contact me.

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