SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT | NOVEMBER 2019  
  
Join leading AFC artists on a photo, art & conservation safari of a lifetime! 

Book by December 1. Space very limited.
 






Photography courtesy of:
Will Richardson

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About Timothy Jackson
Jackson's African Safaris - Guide/Owner
Timothy started his love of Africa and nature as a child growing up on a Dairy/sheep farm in rural England. Timothy has spent nearly 4 years of total time 'on safari' with clients, taking part in formal training and 'on site' inspections of camps over the last 16 years, visiting nearly every major National Park in Southern and Eastern Africa.  Timothy is a partner of Jackson's African Safaris (Pty) Ltd - a South African based and registered safari company.

Contact Timothy to join the 2020 Kenya Safari. Limited space available!


Join two internationally renowned artists, Gregory Wellman and Karen Laurence-Rowe in November 2020 on a safari expedition  catering to artists, photographers and conservationists . This safari will support two conservation organizations - Artists for Conservation and Soysambu Conservancy. 

The 2020 AFC Kenya Fundraiser Safari is organized by Jackson's African Safaris with artists, photographers and conservationists in mind. The trip is hosted by founder Timothy Jackson and painter and conservationist Gregory Wellman. In addition, internationally renowned conservation artist Karen Laurence-Rowe (based in Nairobi, Kenya) will join three days of the adventure, sharing her experience and inspiring stories.

OVERVIEW

Your Art Host: Gregory Wellman 
Tour Leader/Host: Timothy Jackson
Special Guest Artist: Karen Laurence-Rowe

Overland/Fly-in Safari Options
Nov. 15th-27th, 2020
Registration Deadline: Dec. 1st, 2019
Very limited Space!
 

This adventure will include visits to Soysambu Conservancy, where you will have a chance to observe and participate in the conservation project that Guy Combes is involved with: The Boma Project, which protects the Cattle of Soysambu from Lions, and in turn protects the Lions to co-exist with farming and people, this will be your chance to see where some of the money raised is spent first hand, and see the value and importance of community supported tourism in Kenya. 



The safari will also include many other destinations in Kenya including; Nairobi`s David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage & the Giraffe Center, a boat trip on Lake Naivasha, Nakuru National Park, Samburu National Park and the famed Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Gregory Wellman & Timothy Jackson will accompany the group as tour hosts. We will have local professional driver guides taking care of us, allowing Timothy and Gregory to give their full attention to everyone, sharing their passion. 10% of the proceeds from each participant directly supports conservation and education.

Timothy first visited Soysambu in the year 2000, before it became a conservancy, and more recently with Guy Combes creating the vision and purpose for these safaris. This is AFC's second safari fundraiser with Jackson's African Safaris to Kenya. 2019's safari with artist Guy Combes raised $6,800 for conservation and education. Learn more

Please contact Timothy Jackson for more information:

+1-250-509-1039
info@JacksonsAfricanSafaris.com
www.JacksonsAfricanSafaris.com


About Gregory Wellman

Winner of Best in Show, Assoc. of Animal Artists 2013
Featured on Sky Art's Portrait Artist of the Year 2013
Artists & Illustrator Magazine's Artist of the Year 2015 (Shortlist)

Growing up in England, Gregory Wellman's boyhood love of African  wildlife   was reignited in 2005 with his first visit to Kenya. The land, the birds, the animals and the Maasai people inspired drawings, paintings and exhibitions since then. After reaching the top of Kilimanjaro on his fortieth birthday, Gregory went on to have two solo exhibitions in Arusha, Tanzania, and was the first Artist in Residence at the Cultural Heritage Centre there. He continued to visit the region two to three times a year, running workshops and demos of his wildlife and Maasai paintings, and was featured in International Artist Magazine. In 2013 Gregory began running his own art safaris, sharing his love of painting and sketching in the National Parks and private conservancies. Also an accomplished portait artist, Gregory produced a series of works on the Maasai people and was featured on TV's Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year and in a solo exhibition in the UK.  Gregory regularly runs workshops, gives talks and demonstrates his painting internationally. Learn more about Gregory...



About Karen Laurence-Rowe
Winner Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012
AFC Simon Combes Conservation Award 2015
David Shepherd Personal Choice award 2017

In 2015, Karen was recognized with AFC's highest honor - the Simon Combes Award - for her work in support of conservation. Born in Uganda, daughter to a civil engineer, her family lived almost a nomadic existence, moving around East Africa to wherever a road or a bridge was needed. Home, in those early years was often a prefab wooden site house with lions and hyenas breaking the sounds of the night and constant attacks on the chicken house by various beasts! Although Karen is most well-known for painting African wildlife, she is just as interested in capturing the landscapes, seascapes and the people of the country she is in. She is extremely versatile in medium and style and can switch easily from oils into watercolors or charcoal.  Karen's paintings grace the walls of many an art lover both in Kenya, where she lives, and in homes all over the world. She paints from her Studio in Nairobi which enables her to get into the field regularly to sketch and photograph the wildernesses that she so loves. Karen's concern for what it happening to the wildlife and the landscapes around her is reflected deeply in her work. Karen regularly donates her work for conservation and is an inspiring conservation leader in the global art community.
  
 
NEW FILM TRAILER ABOUT SOYSAMBU
Filmed during the 2019 Kenya Safari Benefit for AFC and Soysambu



Filmed during Jackson African Safari's Art Expedition in Kenya, August 2019. Lead by artist Guy Combes and several AFC artists participated. The expedition raised funds for both AFC & Soysambu Conservancy's Boma Project. The film is a short story about the power of nature to inspire art, the power of art to inspire change, and a people's pride in their land, livelihood, and wildlife.

Experience Kenya firsthand ( including Soysambu) and support conservation in 2020...

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Artists for Conservation is the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents.  Our mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature.