In response to the terrible devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines at the end of 2013, I was moved to produce a painting of a native bird found nowhere else in the world - the Philippine Fairy-bluebird.
Limited edition prints were sold and all proceeds - every penny - went to DEC to aid them in their efforts to help the Filipino people. I am pleased to say that I sold out completely of prints and raised £300.
The Philippine Fairy-bluebird is one of the most striking the country has to offer, though sadly it is on the near threatened list by the IUCN due to heavy habitat loss.
To me this bird serves as a reminder of this fragile planet we share, and that some - animals and humans alike - will always be less fortunate than ourselves.