To celebrate International Women's Day today on 8th March 2019, I sketched this and my daughter coloured it in. Elephants are really intelligent animals that live in tight matriarchal family groups, led by the oldest and wisest female in the herd; the matriarch. She looks after all members of the group by passing on her knowledge for survival down through the generations.


Unfortunately, however, Elephants are endangered due to habitat loss and poaching. I teach my daughter about conservation of our planet and hope that one day, should she be lucky enough to have children of her own, she will do the same. But, this all depends on how well we look after our planet today. Thankfully we have a choice and can all help protect our future, starting by simply being mindful of our wonderful world every single day. Baby ‘elephant’ steps, as some might say.


This bright, beautiful and tender picture would add charm and interest to any given space. Ten percent of all profits from the sale of this print will also go to Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots education programme for young people. Roots & Shoots encourages children to implement practical positive change for people, animals and the environment by providing teachers with free resources and activities. For further info please visit

The Matriarch

SKU: 001Matriarch
  • This wonderful, unframed A3 print is limited edition and we use a local printer and arthouse to lessen carbon footprint and support nearby business.


    Prior to delivery, if you'd like to have your print mounted and framed with an FSC certified wooden black frame along with a snow white conservation mount, please email me