Lamb For Lions

7 May 2019 | Giving Back |

Reading Time: 5 MINUTES

Emily Lamb was our inaugural ‘Artist in Residence’ staying at Angama Mara in April 2019. During this time, she dedicated her work to the preservation of the wildlife and communities within the Maasai Mara ecosystem by supporting the Angama Foundation

Emily Lamb is one of the most talented wildlife artists of our generation, producing paintings that decorate the walls of houses and galleries around the world. What makes her work all the more impressive is that she is wholeheartedly committed to creating works of art with the intention of drawing awareness to the plight of so many endangered species.

Emily lamb painting at the dam

“My heart beats fastest and hardest when I’m in the wildest of spaces, with the wildest people and with the wildest animals. And I want to fight for that freedom. For myself and for the lungs of our planet,” says Emily.

Emily Lamb and elephant

At the beginning of the year, Emily embarked on a new campaign to commit 30 minutes each day to produce an artwork of an endangered species. Each painting – or sketch as she calls them – is then sold for 100 pounds, and 100% of the proceeds goes to supporting projects dedicated to conservation work. To date, she has produced over 100 sketches and each has sold Facebook and Instagram in under five minutes. Her mission has inspired many other artists follow suit and there is currently a trend across social media of talented people setting aside time in their days for the benefit of wildlife.

Emily Lamb birds eyeview

Emily Lamb Giraffe

Emily Lamb in action

Emily is from the UK, and has spent half of her adult life in Africa. She was invited to Angama Mara with the idea of collaborating as artists and photographers working for wildlife conservation in the Maasai Mara. Emily’s main focus in her career is to use her skills to draw attention towards the protection of wild spaces under threat. By working alongside community, government and fundraising efforts, she believes the arts and sciences have an important role to play in supporting the dwindling wilderness we see today.

Emily Lamb Sketch collage

She painted 17 pieces while at Angama Mara, selling them online to raise over US$12,000 for the Angama Foundation over 10 days.

Emily Lamb Artworks in Photographic Studio

Emily Lamb holding artworks

“Wherever there are passionate people playing a role to understand the environment and take responsibility, I will endeavour to support those humans in their work. The Maasai lands have an ancient heartbeat and connection to the earth I yearn to see and feel myself, and through painting it is my modest exchange to share the space provided by Kenyan people and wildlife and Angama,” adds Emily.

Emily Lamb Maasai and Elephant

AUTHOR: Adam Bannister

A South African-trained biologist, safari guide, author, filmmaker and photographer, Adam is, above all else, a gifted storyteller. After spending the past 10 years working in some of the world’s most beautiful wild places – the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa, Rajasthan in India, Brazil’s Pantanal, and the rainforests of Manu National Park in Peru – he is delighted to share his stories of one of the loveliest game reserves of them all, the Maasai Mara.

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