Here’s why I am so inspired to help turtles in Kefalonia…
I am beyond proud of my lovely Goddaughter, Annya, a recent graduate in Marine Biology, who has been spending her last few summers in Greece, helping with (and now running) a portion of the turtle monitoring programme in Kefalonia.
Here are a couple of photos of Annya, yesterday, doing health checks and tagging turtles in the harbour. (She’s the one with the shades and braids (plaits).)
The original painting, called “Annya’s Turtle”, I did for her as a graduation gift, in honour of all her dedication and hard work on behalf of the turtles. The image, shown at the top, above, is available on this website as a mounted gliclée print and a portion of the proceeds will go to help fund Annya’s efforts.
The name of the organisation is the
Society for the Sea Turtles of Kefalonia
When the SAA asked me to teach an acrylic workshop this summer at their HQ in Newark, I was thrilled that they chose the turtle image as a basis for the theme. There are a few places still available if you would like to sign up to join in the live workshop at SAA.
Full info and SIGN UP HERE
If you would prefer to follow along from the comfort of home, you can also register to join via the LIVESTREAM here.
I look forward to sharing more about the turtles with you on 21st May, either in person or on the livestream.
Here’s a quick preview of the painting I did of the Green Sea Turtle we will be painting on 21st May 2019.