Amazon Fires | Drawing UnitedThe 2019 Amazon rainforest wildfires season saw a year-to-year surge in fires occurring in the Amazon rainforest and Amazon biome within Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru during that year’s Amazonian tropical dry season.

Fires normally occur around the dry season as slash-and-burn methods are used to clear the forest to make way for agriculture, livestock, logging, and mining, leading to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Such activity is generally illegal within these nations, but enforcement of environmental protection can be lax.

The increased rates of fire counts in 2019 led to international concern about the fate of the Amazon rainforest, which is the world’s largest carbon dioxide sink and plays a significant role in mitigating Global Warming.

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£175 is what Tommy’s awesome featured print will cost you but above all what 80% of the sale proceeds will go towards our Tree Fund we hold with Just One Tree.

Here is what Tommy has to say about it all –

“I did not set out to paint about the Amazon fires and certainly did not choose it as a topic, I started painting and it materialised into the painting you see.

I had been watching news reports on the fires for a few days before. When I start painting my sub-conscience takes over and I try not to think to much about what I am including. When I stepped back and looked at what was on the canvas I can piece together the narrative.

When I looked at what I had painted and thought about my influences over the past few weeks it was clear what the influence was.

I am keen on environmental issues supporting Greenpeace & Sea Sheperd and the preservation of our planet, specifically the ocean. The forest fires relate back to a capitalist way of modern life and are a sad reminder that greed and corruption are so present. ”

Tommy

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We've created a 'Tree Fund' with the amazing people at JUST ONE TREE (www.justonetree.life). You can see our logo on their partners page.

JUST ONE Tree is a non-profit initiative removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation.

We are particularly keen on participating in their program because of where trees are planted - Zambia, Indonesia, Madagascar or even in Oceans (they plant kelp).

Read about our partnership with JUST ONE TREE

The percentage varies from artist to artist. Anything sold and coming from the Drawing United studio means that 50% of the sales profits wil lgo towards our 'Tree Fund'(or at least 2 pounds = 2 trees planted)

As an example, say you bought a £80 artwork and the artist sale's profit is £40. The artist agreed on giving away 50% of it, that is £20 would be added to the fund, or 20 trees planted!

Read about our partnership with JUST ONE TREE

Every time we add money to our JUST ONE tree fund, a receipt is sent to us and will be published on this page of the site.

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