ISLAND artist Jen Parker is launching a wildlife advent series in December.

This follows last year's popular Endangered Advent campaign, where she produced an imaginative, festive-themed wildlife illustration each day in the lead-up to Christmas.

This time the illustrations will focus on British wildlife in collaboration with the People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).

The original illustrations will be sold and all profits donated to PTES.

Jen, who splits her time between the Isle of Wight and the tiny volcanic Caribbean island of Monserrat, launched her wildlife illustration brand – Wild Lines – in September 2019.

Isle of Wight County Press: Jen Parker created a range of festive wildlife illustrations in 2019Jen Parker created a range of festive wildlife illustrations in 2019

With a background in zoology and wildlife conservation, Jen is passionate about the natural world.

She said: “So many of the messages around conservation are negative; but that’s not how we should be telling stories to encourage positive change.

"There are many amazing conservation projects underway today and I genuinely believe we are at a pivotal point when it comes to the way we treat our planet.”

Jen’s 2019 advent series was a huge hit with her followers and the characterful designs are available as greetings cards this festive season.

For advent 2020, she is excited to focus on the wildlife we have on our doorsteps here in the UK. From gift-burying red squirrels to nest-decorating white storks, Jen’s designs will include many of the UK’s iconic species.

For your daily dose of wildlife-themed festivity, follow Wild Lines on Instagram ( or Facebook (WildLinesArtwork).