Roaming Elephant and ArteMea x DSWF Wildlife Artists of the Year 2018
Matthew Shapira is a visual artist and filmmaker on a global mission to raise awareness and funds for elephant sanctuaries and other organizations seeking to help these beautiful, loving beings
Matt (aka Roaming Elephant) has translated what started as a zen-like hobby of painting elephants to relax, into a worldwide charitable project using his artwork to directly help elephant sanctuaries and other organizations that support elephants both in the wild and in captivity Elephant Sanctuaries on five continents are receiving direct financial support from the sales of Roaming Elephant artwork and gift items. Educational Outreach Programs from Roaming Elephant have brought school children on the West Coast closer to elephants through participating in murals at their schools.
DSWF is delighted to be welcoming Roaming Elephant to this year’s exhibition. Matt Shapira will be displaying a range of his colourful and distinctive artwork before embarking on a trip to visit a DSWF funded projects in Zambia; Game Rangers International. Here, he will visit schools and paint his colourful murals to help engage pupils and raise awareness of GRIs work in the Kafue National Park and surrounding areas.
To learn more about Game Rangers Internationals work to protect Kafue’s elephant populations visit https://davidshepherd.org/our-works/elephant-orphans-in-zambia
Gabriela Rose is a well-established luxury fashion British brand recognised for the unique use of lining elements under collar and cuffs, produced a special collection for Roaming Elephant. Also on display at the gallery.