"I decided to create this collection because of a single painting that I did a couple of years ago of a large bull elephant called Satao, which had been killed by poachers. I came across the image while researching for a painting of a tiger that I was working on. The painting had such a reaction when I showed it here at The Palace Arts, it gave me the idea of highlighting the plight of some of our most wonderful and amazing creatures. When I started to research for this project there was a long list of endangered animals to choose from. I hope that when people view these paintings they will see them as thought provoking and perhaps even inspirational.