"The Elephant Charge" - elephant painting by Wildlife Artist of the Year 2024 finalist Naomi Jenkin.


I’m absolutely over the moon to announce that my elephant drawing “The Elephant Charge” has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Wildlife Artist of the Year 2024. This event is often described as ‘the Oscars of the wildlife art world’ and it’s such an honour to have received this level of recognition for my artwork.

 “The Elephant Charge” will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London alongside the other finalist artworks in the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2024 exhibition, which runs from 1st to 6th July 2024. The preview night and awards ceremony will be held on the 1st July, and is a ticketed only event for artists and special guests. From 2nd to 6th July, members of the public will be able to visit and view the exhibition. Alongside this, an online exhibition will also run from 26th June to 6th July.

"The Elephant Charge" - original elephant drawing by Naomi Jenkin Art

"The Elephant Charge" - original pastel painting by Naomi Jenkin

Wildlife Artist of the Year is an internationally renowned annual event run by the incredible David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Each year it brings together some of the most talented wildlife artists from around the globe in aid of wildlife conservation and to celebrate the natural world through art. To date the event has raised nearly £2 million for wildlife causes. Every year the finalist’s exhibition showcases a stunning array of shortlisted artworks, portraying the natural world through a wide variety of mediums and techniques. From hugely intricate drawings to thought provoking sculptures and grand oil paintings, and everything in between – you’ll find a dazzling array of some of the world’s best wildlife art on display!

All the wildlife art pieces in the exhibition will be available to purchase with 50% of the art sales proceeds and the admission fees supporting DSWF and their frontline conservation partners in Asia and Africa.

This event is a real testament to how powerful art can be in bringing about positive change and supporting the fight in preserving our natural world. I’m so proud to be a part of it.

I hope to see you at the exhibition in London!


Wildlife artist Naomi Jenkin creating original elephant drawing "The Elephant Charge"
Naomi drawing "The Elephant Charge"
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