Red Wolf

Red Wolf 2016 red Biro drawing

Red Wolf 2016 red Biro drawing

Beautiful, adaptable and rare the elusive Red wolf was once common to the eastern United States where it roamed for thousands of years. Now, the wild population is less than 45 individuals in northeastern North Carolina, while a captive breeding program includes 200 wolves. Jane’s red Biro (ballpoint pen) drawing entitled ‘Red Wolf’ captures the beauty and fragility of this enigmatic creature whose wide-ranging habitat once included swampland. With kind permission of the Wolf Conservation Center, Jane used images of WCC’s Red wolf pack as inspiration for her drawing. She asked Executive Director Maggie Howell and Curator Rebecca Bose what their own personal favourite qualities of the Red wolf were, and they both agreed “a strong sense of family”. Therefore ‘Red Wolf’ celebrates the three stages of a wolf’s life from pup to juvenile through to adulthood. While an adult Red Wolf treads quietly across a page of history, through a forest of Cypress trees covered in Spanish moss like lacework through its fur, its young pup waits in the den. A Whitetail fawn drinking from a forest pool suggests the tranquillity of nature. Sibling juvenile Red wolves tentatively emerge from the forest, inquisitively exploring the world around them while the adult watches over them.

This drawing was auctioned by Wolf Conservation Center in 2016.

For print enquires please contact jane@janeleemccracken.co.uk 

Wolf Conservation Center

"The WCC’s mission is to promote wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future. The WCC accomplishes this mission through onsite and offsite education programs emphasising wolf biology, the ecological benefits of wolves and other large predators, and the current status of wolf recovery in the United States."