Acclaimed conservation artist Larry Norton has created the Premier Collection, a series of four superb original oil paintings, one for each of Wilderness Safaris’ Premier Camps in Botswana: Jao, Mombo, Vumbura Plains and Kings Pool.
The full set is to be auctioned off, with bidding closing on 31 December 2008. Fifty percent of the proceeds of the sale of the original paintings will be donated to the Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust and will be used for conservation and community projects in Botswana.
Bids are invited on these magnificent paintings which were commissioned by Wilderness Safaris to depict the areas surrounding four Premier Camps in Botswana.
Giclees prints (ink on canvas reproductions) of these paintings are also available at US$100 each, including postage and packaging (size 16 x 22 inches/407 x 558mm). Half the proceeds from these sales will also be donated to the Trust.
To bid for one or the entire 2008 Premier Collection, please send an email with your name and bid to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Larry Norton
Larry Norton is an internationally recognised wildlife artist. This Zimbabwean painter has travelled extensively in Africa and has held a number of exhibitions in New York, London and Europe. Throughout his career, Larry Norton’s paintings have raised large sums of money for numerous conservation organisations and charities, including Tusk Trust, WWF, SAVE Australia, Zambezi Society, Department of National Parks (Zimbabwe), Wildlife Society (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe Farm Widows Charity, Painted Dog Research, Emerald Hill Children’s Home and many others.
The artist and his wife Sara are currently embarked on a major fundraising drive for the Children’s Cancer Unit, Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Sara Norton ran the London Marathon in April 2001 and raised approximately USD 7 000. A portion of the proceeds from the Cape to Cairo exhibition in 2003 will be directed to the Children’s Cancer Unit.
In November 2002, the sale of a painting raised approximately USD 9 000 for the Rainforest Foundation. In 2006 the auction of a painting raised R40 000 for M’dala Trust for Old Age Pensioners. Sales of prints have raised money for the “Save Hwange Trust” in 2006 and 2007. The recent auction of two paintings raised USD 11 000 for private cancer patients.
For more details, see his website: www.larrynorton.co.za