Annya's Turtle Appeal and SAA Workshop

Here’s why I am so inspired to help turtles in Kefalonia…

‘Annya’s Turtle’, ©Susan Clare Available  here  as a print (part proceeds to the SSTK)

‘Annya’s Turtle’, ©Susan Clare Available here as a print (part proceeds to the SSTK)

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).)

Annya at work, caring for a Green Sea Turtle.

Annya at work, caring for a Green Sea Turtle.

Caring for turtles involves heavy physical work…

Caring for turtles involves heavy physical work…

A Green Sea Turtle can grow to 5 ft in length and weigh over 300 kg (this one is smaller:)).

A Green Sea Turtle can grow to 5 ft in length and weigh over 300 kg (this one is smaller:)).

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

and they have just set up their Paypal link for receiving donations, if anyone is inspired to give something to help.  The way to do it is to go to Paypal.com and send a gift amount to donate@sstk.gr.


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.

A Green Sea Turtle ©Susan Clare

A Green Sea Turtle ©Susan Clare