Art from my childhood + a photo of me as a child...in a hand-painted costume thanks to my parents.

Conservation
noun con·ser·va·tion \ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvā-shən\

* The protection of animals, plants, and natural resources
* The careful use of natural resources (such as water, trees, oil, etc.) to prevent them 
   from being lost or wasted
   [As defined by Merriam-Webster]

Conservation groups and individuals raise awareness about many topics, including (but not limited to) the global decline of shark populations, healthy marine ecosystems relying on preservation, and the overall benefit to local economies when areas are protected.  Sharks play an important role in the oceanic food-chain and help ensure balance throughout the ecosystem. Removing them would create a potentially disastrous "trickle down" effect. Healthy oceans need sharks!

About the Artist

My name is Caitlin Cove. I'm a vegan artist - my aim is to alter the misconceptions of sharks & other misunderstood beings. I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. I began putting my sharks to a purpose in September 2014, just after my 30th Birthday. "Awareness through art" has been a theme I've been able to take to new heights; offering lots of free coloring pages that are fun, educational, and conservation based.

Special thanks to all those who have supported me along the way; family, friends, loved ones. Additionally, a 'thanks' goes out to all the organizations I work alongside to help spread the message of conservation and awareness that much further. 

Some fairly recent artwork and how I look now (June 2017).