Emily-Mei Cross

I am a full-time wildlife and pet portrait artist based in Kent, UK. I specialise in pastel and acrylic where I strive to achieve realism, expression, personality and movement in all of my works. From a young age my passion for the beauty of nature has been the driving force for my career in the world of animal portraiture. The plight of countless species is something that has always sat heavily with me and inspired me to try and use my art for change over the years. Because no-one who loves animals can simply sit comfortably and do nothing! Having lived in South Africa for a time I've seen first hand how wildlife conservation efforts can start to alter the fate of these animals for good. When Invicta Wildlife Fund got in touch to invite me to raise awareness for endangered species it was an absolute no brainer. Through art, we can create a strong community and make our voices heard!