Ali Armstrong


Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Endangered, Great Gray OwlAlison ArmstrongComment

(LEFT) SOLD | 48x48 acrylic painting of the Great Gray Owl

10% of the sale went to Yosemite Conservancy

(Right) $5,400 | 48x48 acrylic painting of the Great Gray Owl with 24k Gold.

10% will be donated!

*prints and pillows available

Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Conservation Status: endangered to the state of California

Main Threats: habitat Loss and development pressures

Population: 200-300

“Yosemite, today, is the southernmost range and last sanctuary of almost all of California's great gray owls, listed as California State Endangered Species. Researchers estimate there are only about 200 to 300 individuals in California, and about 65% of the state's population resides in Yosemite. Great gray owls nest in the middle elevations of the park where forests and meadows meet. They can be active at any time of the day or night, preferring to hunt in open meadows and clearings within the forest.Then, in winter, they move downslope to snow-free areas where they can more easily access their rodent prey.

This rare and endangered owl is the largest North American owl but also can be found in Asia and Europe. It stands as tall as 2 feet with a 5-foot wingspan and has distinctive piercing yellow eyes accented by large facial disks.”

Read more from the National Park Services’ article HERE

Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis)

Black Rhino, critically endangeredAlison ArmstrongComment

*SOLD | 48x48. Gallery wrapped acrylic painting of the critically endangered Black Rhino. (LEFT)

10% of this sale went to WildAid and their fight against the illegal wildlife trade. *prints available

*SOLD | 36x48. Gallery wrapped acrylic painting of the critically endangered Black Rhino. (RIGHT)

10% of this sale went to the International Rhino Foundation and their fight for saving Rhinos across the world.

The Black Rhino

Conservation status: Critically endangered

Location: Southern and eastern Africa, including: Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Population: 5,000 – 5,400

Major threats: Illegal poaching - (The illegal wildlife trade of horns, tusks and body parts is 20 billion dollar industry. The rhino horn is often used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is ground to a powder and ingested as a treatment for everything from cancer to sea snake bites and hangovers. ) 

Between 1970 and 1992, the population of this species decreased by 96%. Since then Intensive Anti-poaching efforts have been made. We've seen great results since 1996. The population is now between 5,042 – 5,455 in the wild.

How are we helping? 

10% of the sale will go to the International Rhino Foundation and their program for black rhinos. The Zimbabwe Lowveld Rhino Program is protecting and growing Zimbabwe’s largest population of black rhinos through monitoring and anti-poaching efforts, combined with treating, rehabilitating and translocating rhinos as needed.

Fun Facts :

How can you tell the difference between the black and white rhino? Their mouth.  Black rhinos have a pointed lip. This helps them pick fruit from branches and select leaves from twigs. White rhinos graze on grasses so they have a flat, wide lip.


CITES: Appendix I