Two wildlife artists came together to produce a painting to raise money for a conservation charity.

Daniel Wilson is a wildlife artist from Westhoughton, and with his fiancée Amber Tyldesley, he has raised a whopping £3,750 for wildlife conservation charity, David Shephard Wildlife Foundation.

He said: “We produced a painting together for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 'Wildlife Ball', and the artwork sold during their silent auction on March 3.”

The event took place at the Dorchester Hotel in London, and overall the DSWF raised £130,000 for its conservation projects across Africa and Asia.

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Daniel said: “The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is very special to us, as we first met through their 'Wildlife Artist of the Year' competition as finalists in 2019.

“We recently got engaged so we thought producing a painting together would be a good way to give back to the charity and raise much needed funds for endangered wildlife.”

Auctioneer and TV celebrity, Charles Hanson, opened the night officially as guests took their seats.

Charles called it: “An auction is a place of theatre and entertainment, with suspense, excitement, drama, and intense emotion.

“The spark of bringing buyers and sellers together ignites the room.”

The decadent three-course meal prepared by Chef Mario Perera and his team was designed to reflect a fusion of African and Asian cuisines, representing the locations of key projects supported by DSWF.

A spokesman from the DSWF said: “As a wildlife conservation charity, it is important to us to safeguard all species and reduce our environmental impact as much as possible, so we’re extremely proud to say the evening’s entire menu was vegetarian.

“Each dish was a work of art and a performance in itself, but really, the show was just starting.

“The Wildlife Ball celebrates wildlife and art, continuing the legacy of DSWF’s founder, the late, great conservationist and artist, David Shepherd CBE.

“As always, we were incredibly proud to have artwork from multiple generations of the Shepherd family contribute directly to our grand total on the night, which was £130,000.”

The couple produced a picture of two zebras seemingly in an embrace.