When we are visually bombarded on social media, it's often easy to glance over posts and not really take in the detail. However, recently I was completely stopped in my tracks with a video on Facebook of a polar bear, starving and struggling to find food where the ice had melted. It was a stark reminder of what we are doing to our planet with global warming and how the many beautiful species are going to struggle to survive unless huge changes are made to slow down the rate of warming.
It is a good thing when these type of images go viral as it raises awareness. My painting was a thought-provoking piece to paint.