Andrew Cooper Painting on Auction at Leopard's Leap Cape Leopard Trust Fundraising Event
Cape Town artist Andrew Cooper has been invited to join the 2015 Cape Leopard Trust fundraising luncheon for the active predator conservation group, The Cape Leopard Trust taking place at Leopard’s Leap on 15 August 2015 in the picturesque Franschhoek. He is donating a painting especially created for this exclusive auction and fundraising event.
Cooper will donate a 1.3m x 750m sized landscape painting entitled ‘Leopards View’ valued at R110 000. The painting is of the view from a ledge in the Rawsonville Mountains overlooking the Holsloot River just outside Cape Town, which is home to the shy Cape Leopard.
“The purpose of my art is to create an awareness and appreciation of nature’s delicate beauty and to drive home the importance of conserving it for generations to come. I am grateful to have the chance to create an artwork that will raise funds for such a significant cause,” says Cooper. Andrew Cooper’s artwork has been exhibited throughout South Africa and at the Smithfield Gallery in London. The 2004 International Art Expo in New York City marked his first major American exhibition.
This year’s fundraiser promises to be a fun-filled luncheon with wonderful entertainment, delicious food by in-house chef Pieter de Jager, Christo Pretorius of 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, Michelle Theron of Pierneef a La Motte and Floris Smith from Bushmanskloof - all paired with Leopard’s Leap wines.
Last year’s event raised over R630 000 for the Trust. Being a proud sponsor of the Cape Leopard Trust since its inception, Leopard's Leap is joined on the day by recurring sponsors Fusion Global and FNB, and Opulent Living Experiences as the event organisers.
Thanks to the continuous support of Leopard’s Leap, FNB and Fusion Global 100% of the proceeds raised, through the auction and ticket sales, will be donated to The Cape Leopard Trust. Telephonic bidding is welcomed.