Little Alf’s official artist
Yorkshire artist Stacey Moore and best-selling author Hannah Russell Link up to support Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys
Two of Yorkshire’s most talented individuals have linked up to support Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys. Artist Stacey Moore is delighted to become Little Alf’s official artist with hopes of raising funds for Brooke's ‘Every Horse Remembered’ campaign. The campaign marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and is remembering the lives lost. Stacey has created a commemorative piece of Brooke Ambassador Hannah Russell’s famous ‘Little Alf’ with the symbolic poppy.
Stacey Moore, artist, said: “It was a joy to draw Little Alf and capture his cheeky character. Being an avid animal lover I’m proud to be supporting such a beneficial charity and raising vital funds for Brooke.”
Hannah Russell, author, said: “I’ve loved working with Stacey, seeing the drawing come to life has been amazing, Stacey’s incredibly talented it’s brilliant that Little Alf is being used as a symbol to remember the horses, donkeys and mules who lost their lives”
The original drawing will be auctioned at the annual Brooke Gala Dinner this November by Alastair Stewart OBE and 100% of the proceeds will go to Brooke. There are also 500 Limited Edition prints and 5 Special Edition prints hand embellished with gold leaf available now, with 5% from every sale being donated to Brooke.
Stacey and Hannah both studied at the Wensleydale school and have gone on to become successful young entrepreneurs.
Hannah is most known for writing books about her miniature Shetland Little Alf who has rose to international fame over the past few years, winning awards for their books in the US, New York and here in the UK. Little Alf has become quite the celebrity Shetland pony. In 2018 Hannah and Little Alf where announced as ‘Brooke Every horse remembered’ ambassadors, a campaign launched by the charity to remember the eight million horses, donkeys and mules which died in World War 1.
Stacey has been recognised as one of Yorkshires leading wildlife artists, last month she received the finalist award in the ‘New started Business of the Year’ category, at the prestigious Yorkshire Choice Awards. With her gallery celebrating its second birthday the popularity of this talented artist continues to grow.
Caroline Robertson, Senior Regional Fundraising Officer, Brooke
Stacey Moore is an extremely talented artist, and the drawing of Little Alf is too cute for words! Brooke is delighted to have been chosen as the benefitting charity of this amazing drawing, to receive the proceeds from the auction of the original plus 5% of all special and limited editions prints. We are extremely grateful to Hannah, Stacey and Little Alf for their very kind and generous donation.
This support will help Brooke reach many more hardworking horses, donkeys and mules and the people that depend on them for their livelihood in some of the world’s poorest communities. Thank you and good luck with the sale of the prints.”
You can purchase the prints online at www.staceymooreart.com
Stacey Moore website - www.staceymooreart.com
More about Brooke
Brooke is an international animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules. Operating in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, we reach over two million working horses, donkeys and mules – more than any other organisation. We employ around 900 staff worldwide, including vets, animal welfare experts and development specialists. www.thebrooke.org
More about Stacey
Stacey Moore is one of Yorkshire’s most gifted young coloured pencil artists. Brought up in the countryside its no surprise that the Yorkshire Wildlife and farm animals are the main inspirations behind her work. Working in coloured pencils she specialises in realism, her attention to detail allows her to capture the personality and emotion behind the eyes of each animal; her distinctive style is now instantly recognisable.
Spring 2016 saw the opening of her first gallery in her hometown of Hawes, North Yorkshire. With an ever-growing collector’s base, her Original Drawings and Limited Edition Prints, are highly sought after by animal-lovers across the world.
More about Hannah
Based in North Yorkshire, Hannah’s first book was published about Little Alf when she was just 17 years old and since then has gone on to publish a further 5 books with more in the pipeline. In 2017 Hannah’s & Little Alf’s autobiography was published and was a best seller on amazon. At 20 years old Hannah opened up her first shop based in Leyburn Market Town based on Little Alf.
Now at 21 years old Hannah is working on new books about Alfie and became an ambassador ‘Every Horse Remembered’ ambassador for Brooke.