I took the photo that this painting was created from at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Scotland. It is of an endangered mother Przewalski’s wild horse that was sheltering her very new baby. As soon as I saw them, and their positioning, I knew that I had to paint this rare pair, fortunate to be in a place of peace.
The painting is encased in my signature live-edge wooden frame. Framed oil painting dimensions are 18” x 24.” Hanging hardware is affixed to rear of frame. A Certificate of Authenticity is included with every original painting.
15% of my art sales are donated to wildlife and habitat conservation. See http://www.artistsforconservation.org/Katie-Roberts for specific organizations that I donate to.
These horses once ranged throughout Europe and Asia. Though their greatest threat today is loss of genetic diversity, their extinction in the wild was also brought on by hunting, loss of habitat, and loss of water sources to domestic animals. This caused them to move east to Asia, and eventually they become extinct in the wild. Today, they are only found in reintroduction sites in Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan.