Muskoxen are magnificent bovines native to the arctic regions of the world. These somewhat peculiar animals can be beautifully witnessed in a lichen-draped tundra landscape in Dovrefjell national park in Norway, a part of the natural heritage of the country. More populations can be found in Canada, Greenland and Alaska. We were lucky enough to see them upclose in the spring of 2015, and these encounters inspired me to paint this large scene.
The proceeds of this artwork will go to 'Linking Tourism & Conservation' (LT&C), a non-profit organisation in Norway that is building a network of ecosystem examples where tourism is or could effectively support the protection of pristine natural landscapes.