Karen Laurence-Rowe has lived in Africa all her life. When she was young she knew a continent teaming with wildlife and unspoiled landscapes - but sadly that flora and fauna is now under threat! Poaching, wildlife conflict and human encroachment has made a huge impact on the world that she once knew and for many years now she has used her craft to help raise awareness to the dangers that face the wild creatures and spaces that inspire her work. Karen won the prestigious David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the year in 2012, the Simon Combes Artist for Conservation in 2015 and has since regularly donated her work to conservation groups in their bid to protect wildlife. Karen is as well known for her unique watercolour style as she is for her oil on canvas and her paintings have become much sought after internationally.