I have just submitted this painting of Atlantic puffins for the ‘Explorers Against Extinction’ SFS Introducing Art Competition. All entries to the competition are either species ranked as ‘Vulnerable’, ‘Endangered’ or ‘Globally Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List or endangered wildlife places across the world. I decided to choose puffins because unfortunately their numbers have dropped significantly in the UK in recent years as a result of climate change. I want to raise more awareness of this tiny, charismatic seabird.

Atlantic Puffins