Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Original watercolor painting, signed on front

 

50% of proceeds donated to World Wildlife Fund and Center for Biological Diversity (read below for more information) 

 

Frame size: 16" x 20" (all frames used for this fundraiser are white but the exact style may vary from the one photographed)

 

US domestic shipping included (these circular paintings require custom matting, so please allow for up to 5 weeks delivery time)

 

How Does Climate Change Affect Gray Whales? 

The rapid loss of sea ice appears to be lowering the abundance of gray whales’ bottom-dwelling prey on its traditional Arctic feeding grounds in the northern Bering Sea. Some researchers have warned that this region will be able to support fewer whales as the food supply declines.

 

Gray whales are also beginning the southbound journey to their calving lagoons later, perhaps because they need to travel farther and feed longer in the Arctic before embarking on their energy-intensive migration. As a result, more whales are giving birth while in route to the calving lagoons, and are spending less time in the protected lagoons nursing their young. More whales are also cutting their northbound route short and spending more time in heavily trafficked and polluted waters off the U.S. coast where food supplies may not be sufficient.


Read the full article or Watch this for the quick gist.

 

About This Fundraiser 

As an artist, animal lover, land steward, and global citizen, it’s nearly impossible for me to separate my desire to create images—whether through a drawing or a painting—from my desire to advocate for the things I hold dearest to my heart. Things like this. They are so very much one in the same to me. So with this purchase, you support two things—the arts and the survival of our planetary home. Which really, what is one without the other?

 

While 50% of the proceeds will help cover shipping, framing, and for the circular paintings, custom matting, the other 50% will go towards the Center for Biological Diversity and World Wildlife Fund, two organizations working hard to protect all manner of animals across the world, from land to sea to sky. 

 

About Center for Biological Diversity: 

We believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

 

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

 

About World Wildlife Fund: 

For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.

 

WWF works to help local communities conserve the natural resources they depend upon; transform markets and policies toward sustainability; and protect and restore species and their habitats. Our efforts ensure that the value of nature is reflected in decision-making from a local to a global scale. WWF connects cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field, more than one million supporters in the United States and five million globally, as well as partnerships with communities, companies, and governments.

 

 

  • RETURN & REFUND POLICY

    All sales are final unless the artwork is damaged in transit.

     

    To Be Eligible for a Refund in the Case of Damage 

     

    First email heather@heatherpugh.com within 7 days of receiving the damaged artwork. Include proof of purchase and damage information.

     

    Then return the damaged item and email Heather a photo of your return shipping receipt. 

     

    Once received, Heather will issue a full refund including the cost of return shipping.

      

     

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$75.00Price