Endangered Species Original Painting SPECIAL DONATION INFORMATION

From the Artist…

“In a quest to help Ontario’s Endangered Species, one hundred percent* of the net proceeds of my original painting ‘Within The Darkened Forest’ will be donated to CORE Burlington and PERL Organizations for their ongoing effort in the preservation of natural areas and the Jefferson Salamander in the Mount Nemo area.”

November 16 21CUsh

Jefferson Salamander…

Item Information: Completion date anticipated: End of Summer 2022 

This Original acrylic painting is being completed on professional quality cradled canvas. It will be wired and ready to hang. This painting will be Hand Signed by the Artist

Comes With: The Artist’s story; Species at Risk Information; Description of the species and the Story of the subject. This painting is accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity
Size: 24” x 30” +/-
Price: (Determined upon completion) Plus Applicable Taxes and Shipping
For Further Details Please Enquire Through Artscapes ‘Contact Us’ Page

PLEASE NOTE: 10% of Net Proceeds of other ‘Within The Darkened Forest’ products will also be donated to CORE Burlington & PERL (net proceeds of prints, greeting/note cards, bookmarks, etc)

The Jefferson salamander lives in deciduous forests. Its range extends across parts of the northeastern U.S. In Canada, it is found only in southern Ontario, mainly along the Niagara Escarpment. This species requires intact deciduous forests with an undisturbed forest floor. These salamanders also need unpolluted breeding ponds that do not dry up in the summer. Habitat loss and degradation caused by urban development, draining of wetlands, climate change and some resource extraction activities are the cause of decline in salamander numbers in southern Ontario. Sadly, the Jefferson is classified as Endangered in Ontario. – This, we must change.

Artscapes By Sherry~ Painting For The Cause … Protecting Mount Nemo & The Jefferson Salamander

With the Love for All Things Nature ~ I am pleased to work with:

Thank you, Sherry, for your support of Mount Nemo! We are very grateful that you have selected our fight to protect Mt Nemo and for your very generous “art-based donation”.

Gord Pinard
President – CORE Burlington
Hello Sherry,

We look forward to working with you.
Your artwork is beautiful!

Mary-Ann Welland
Fundraising Volunteer –
CORE Burlington


The Mount Nemo plateau is a special ecological and cultural place, as are so many in Ontario and Canada.

We are truly blessed to have much in the way of natural resources.

Thank you for your thoughts and your commitment to a vibrant natural world.

Your artwork is beautiful.

PERL Burlington


Thank you for contributing to the protection of Burlington’s Niagara Escarpment.

Much appreciated.

About CORE; PERL; Sarah & Artscapes By Sherry…

CORE: A non-profit organization of volunteers with a Mission to preserve the ecological integrity of rural Burlington, and to advocate for healthier communities by protecting our land, air and water.

PERL: A non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to the preservation of the ecological and social makeup of the Niagara Escarpment and Mount Nemo area with concerns for the precious Escarpment water, prime farmlands and wildlife including the endangered Jefferson Salamander.

ARTSCAPES BY SHERRY & THE ARTIST: Having grown up near this area on multiple acres of forested wetlands teeming with wildlife, I clearly understand both the importance of and crucial need of every element within this delicate system. All must be protected from harm.

I am pleased to join this important fight to save this precious land and its fragile creatures including the endangered Jefferson. Through my art that is dedicated to this cause, I hope to help make a difference.

CORE, PERL, Sarah & Sherry all take a strong stand against the destruction and damage being brought upon this beautiful, ancient and vital ecosystem that is so precious. The Mount Nemo plateau is the fountainhead for dozens of creeks and streams, including Bronte Creek and Grindstone Creek. All worth protecting.

A Word From Sarah…

“The old growth forests that are home to Jefferson salamanders on Mount Nemo have developed over centuries into rich and diverse places that hold incredibly complex layers of life. These forests generate the oxygen we breathe and soak up the carbon we emit.

They are not only a
key part of our life
support system but
home to rare and
endangered species
found in few other
places in Canada.
We need to protect
these places as if
life depends on it,
because it does.”

Sarah Harmer

Sarah Harmer with some local farmlands and the

Burlington’s Niagara Escarpment in background

Website: sarahharmer.com

Support Through Art ~ For The Love Of All Things Nature…