The Anegada Iguana, Cyclura pinguis
29 cm x 42 cm
Indian ink and crayon
I have chosen the Anegada Iguana, from the UK Virgin Islands, one of the most endangered species of large iguanas. I have been inspired to draw these creatures since I first saw one on a trip in the 1980s and the ambition is to draw all the large iguana species from the Caribbean, Mexico and the Galapagos. Once observed they are very engaging animals and have been around for millions of years.
I have been photographing and drawing Caribbean large endangered iguanas since the late 1980s and now belong to a Specialist Group who use them for identification purposes. I am 70 years old and studied photography, graphic art and ancient Egyptian in London.