This design includes the animals the artist sees on her morning walk with her Jack Russell through the woods. To her, rhinos conjure up images of amazing African safaris and this gave her the idea of creating a design of a ‘woodland safari’ full of British wildlife. It is very important to save species like rhinos from extinction and to conserve the diverse wildlife and habitats that we have in this country too.
About the artist
Maria Burns is an illustrator and graphic designer based in the Isle of Purbeck on the Jurassic Coast in a stunning part of Dorset. She draws on the fantastic countryside and wildlife around her for creative inspiration. She lives with her husband, two children and her Jack Russel ‘Birdie’ who helps out in the studio. Maria works in many different styles from highly accurate natural history watercolour illustrations to humorous cartoons and decorative designs. She has worked on numerous projects for many varied clients over the years and was an official artist for Shaun in the City 2015.