Artist based in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia.
100 Artworks for a Koala two entries :
Title 1 : ‘Another One Saved’ | Size: 41cm w x 31cm h | Medium: oil on Belgian linen
“Without human intervention, koalas will become extinct in the wild by 2050. The koala population was reduced by devastating numbers during the 2019-2020 bushfires, and a quarter of their habitat was destroyed. This painting depicts one of our amazing frontline workers, but we can all choose to do our part and have positive impact. We must take action now to save these beautiful iconic animals.” Christelle Grey
Title 2: ‘Firefighter in Sight‘ | Size: 58cm w x 40cm w | Medium: oil on Belgian linen
“The 2019–2020 Australian bushfire season, colloquially known as the Black Summer, has been unprecedented in extent, intensity, and devastation. It is estimated that a billion animals died, including approximately two thirds of New South Wales’s koala population and half of Kangaroo Island’s koala population. Firefighters saved as many animals as they could, and some koalas have been nursed back to health and released back into the wild. My portrait is of one of the lucky ones, with the reflection of a saviour firefighter in the koala’s eye.“ Christelle Grey