An article by SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter & Frog Artist Jessie Robertson
Ever since I can remember, I have been filled with a great love for frogs and toads. I was ecstatic whenever I found one and would spend hours watching them and creating art pieces of them in a variety of mediums. Despite frequently researching frogs and other amphibians, it wasn't until 2012 that I learned about the enormous threats they face, when I discovered SAVE THE FROGS!. I am incredibly grateful that I did, because since then I have been determined to help. In the past six years I have raised thousands of tadpoles, written papers and animated videos about amphibian declines, and taught classes about ways to help.
Art, Education & Fundraising
While I have always greatly enjoyed creating frog artwork, I now use my abilities to communicate the importance of frogs and toads with those who view my artwork. This past year, I have sold my artwork at several art shows, and have donated 10% of what I earned to SAVE THE FROGS!. Recently, I have even been selling t-shirts and prints of my artwork online. My goal is to continue contributing to the amphibian conservation effort by raising money to donate to SAVE THE FROGS! and by spreading awareness about these issues. If it weren’t for SAVE THE FROGS!, I never would have been able to help the frogs and toads I love so dearly, so I am thankful to now be able to help through my words and my artwork!
In 2016, my mom headed a vast community project to transform a neglected 240 wall into a forest of colorful creatures with 600+ volunteers, called the Forest of DREAMS. Each of the 76 creatures represents a different group or organization, so I chose to create a creature to represent SAVE THE FROGS!, combining the traits of various amphibian species into one:
View & Purchase My Frog Art
- I have an Etsy Store where I am currently selling prints of my artwork
- This is a website I made to educate people about frog conservation that includes a lot of my frog artwork.
- Here is my portfolio website where I have more details about my artwork and more information about myself.
A Final Thought
I absolutely love SAVE THE FROGS!, and greatly enjoy creating artwork for the organization! I couldn't be more grateful to share my artwork with other frog lovers and be able to contribute to SAVE THE FROGS!