Lion Head by Alison Nicholls

Let the Roaring & Trumpeting Begin!

I’m roaring ahead with plans for extra conservation donations for World Lion Day! And I’m trumpeting my plans for World Elephant Day on August 12! So here is my plan.. from August 8 until the end of August 12, if you purchase any painting, field sketch or limited edition reproduction of a Lion (or Lioness) or Elephant, I will donate 40% of the…

Ruaha Elephant by Nigel Nicholls © 2011

How Tall is an Elephant? by Alison Nicholls

How tall is an elephant? Well that depends. This elephant bull realized he couldn’t reach what he wanted to eat, so he carefully looked around for a spot where the rocks were flat enough for him to stand on. Then he managed to grab a trunkful. So how tall was this elephant when he was standing on the rock? Just tall…

Alison-Nicholls in Tanzania

The Accidental Artist by Alison Nicholls

I recently joined the Creative Advisory Board of Pencils For Africa (PFA) and have just been interviewed by Chelsea, an 8th grader who is one of the Assistant Editors of the Pencils for Africa website. Here is her first question for me: What was your early inspiration to become an artist? And my answer: When I was growing…

Elephant!, acrylic 20x30" by Alison Nicholls

Elephant! Differing Views of an African Giant. By Artist Alison Nicholls

Elephant! Acrylic 20×30” by Alison Nicholls Elephants provoke strong opinions. Tourists want to see them on safari and usually encounter calm, relaxed elephants in protected national parks, viewing them from the relative safety of a vehicle. However, rural-dwelling Africans are more likely to encounter elephants on foot, outside protected areas, in places and situations where…

Elephants Avoid Busy Nights at the Local Bar – an Update on Wildlife Corridors in Northern Botswana

I recently posted about Wildlife Corridors being set up in and around Kasane, a town in northern Botswana. The corridors give animals like elephants and buffalo places to cross the road in order to reach the Chobe river, and have been set up by Elephants Without Borders. Tempe Adams, a PhD candidate, has been using camera…