Graphic Primate Portraits

Self-taught wildlife artist Chris Wright resides in Surrey, UK.  As Senior Programmes Officer for the Born Free Foundation, Chris specialized in the conservation of endangered species.  He has traveled through Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America, and has drawn numerous animals – often, primates.  His pencil drawings include: “Juvenile Chimpanzee”, “Orang-utan Mother and Baby”, “Hanuman Langur”, “Crab-eating Macaques”, and “Titus”, a silverback gorilla who was featured in a BBC documentary.  Chris has received awards, has exhibited at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, UK, and at numerous galleries in England and Scotland.  A percentage of the artist’s sales goes to help wildlife in Born Free projects.  Works auctioned have raised funds for other wildlife organizations, including: The Sumatran Orang-utan Society, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, and WildAid.  Chris Wright’s work can be seen on his website and should not be missed –     www.cwright.co.uk

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