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Kirsten Mirrey Art

"SUNKISSED EMBRACE" Original Artwork

"SUNKISSED EMBRACE" Original Artwork

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This is the ORIGINAL PAINTING of a mother and child gorilla high in the Rwandan mountains by Kirsten Mirrey. A true 1/1 that will never be repainted.




Oil Painting on 100cm tall x 115cm wide Stretched Canvas



Much of my inspiration for my work comes from nature documentaries, and this one was probably the most inspired, saddened, yet hopeful by a singular story I have ever been for a painting.

Dian Fossey was the pioneer in the 1960's for bringing back mountain gorillas from extinction. These animals were being viciously hunted by illegal poachers. Defenseless, unprotected and without voice, their numbers dwindled to almost extinction. Dian took it upon herself to work tirelessly day by day to research their behaviors in the field and set up a camp to work against illegal poachers in the area with help of other like minded conservationists and volunteers. One of her favorite gorillas was a cheeky character named "digit" who she had grown an incredibly strong bond with over her many years in the mountains. On one fateful day, a group of poachers had tried to trap a family of 13 gorillas. Digit had retaliated and heroically defended the group enough for the other gorillas to escape, but sadly in the process his life was brutally taken by the poachers. His hands were cut off to be sold as ashtrays, and head removed as a trophy. This was the turning point and downward spiral for the conflict Dian was facing with herself and also the illegal poaching group. On Boxing day 1985, Dian was tragically found murdered in her cabin, a crime that has still not been solved to this day. Her heartbreaking end however, was not in vain. She has created a legacy that has reversed the extinction of Mountain Gorillas and with it a Gorilla Tourism industry that allows visitors to see the beauty of these animals in their natural habitat, without risk of poachers.


This painting depicts the beautiful love and family value's these gorillas hold, and is a small nod to Dian's work on ensuring the peace these animals can feel looking over their now protected forests in Rwanda.


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Original Painting including Framing, Worldwide Shipping and Shipping Insurance

Documents of Authenticity and Care Guide

Early access to all future releases of Kirsten's work 

Framing in a 3cm wide black woodgrain float frame




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This item is shipped from Scotland, UK. Import duties, if applicable, are the responsibility of the buyer - unless stated otherwise.  If you neglect to address customs inquiries regarding import duties and taxes relevant to your shipment, resulting in the package being returned to us, the customer assumes responsibility for covering the associated shipping charges to resend it.

Due to the limited nature of this item there will be no cash refunds available on this product, the only available option is credit towards another artwork only with the shipping return paid by the customer. If the item is damaged on arrival to you, a full refund will be given via the original payment method and collection for the damaged artwork arranged. Damage MUST be reported within 4 working days of delivery with photo evidence.


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