Q + A: Cherry Demir

WORKING PREDOMINANTLY IN OILS, CHERRY DEMIR’S ART REFLECTS HER LOVE AND PASSION FOR WILDLIFE AND ANIMAL PROTECTION.

What is your subject matter?

I almost always paint animals and wildlife. I am a passionate animal lover and I have donated proceeds from my paintings to organisations that work to protect endangered species and fight against illegal poaching practices.

What have you been working on recently?

I have recently painted a rhinoceros painting. This painting is dedicated to Sudan, the last white male rhinoceros who recently passed away. I tried to capture the beauty and inno- cence of Sudan through colour and movement. I put the painting up for auction and donated 100 per cent of the proceeds to The Little Trunks Project, an organisation dedicated to protecting orphaned wildlife in Zambia.

What themes can be found in your work?

Colour is a major theme in all of my art pieces. I attempt to produce paintings that can connect to people through colour. The ethereal elements of oil paints allow me to explore this idea further. On the canvas I am able to blend colours that are often not intended, and which add further depth.

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