We are proud to announce that Swee's painting titled 'This is My Home' has been selected as the top 100 pieces of artwork out of 450 entries to tour the United Kingdom as part of the Explorers for Extinction project Sketch for Survival.
The Judging Panel was led by Gary Hodges, the UK’s best selling and most collectable pencil artist, and Karen Laurence-Rowe, an award-winning Conservation Artist based in Kenya. They were assisted by Robert Ferguson and Sara White, trustees of Explorers against Extinction.
Below is the submitted story with the artwork:
“The Sun Bear is one of many Malaysian national treasures, and it is close to my heart as I had visited them on my recent trip to Sandakan, Sabah. They have been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
Titled This is My Home... I have painted in poster colour the home in which our Sun Bears lives and how it needs you and I to keep their home safe. “Save my home, Save me” is the story behind this painting.”