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Ingwe - This beautiful boy which I have named  'Ingwe' (which is Zulu for Leopard) was painted from a photograph taken by Angie Lang.He is a magnificent example of the muscular power of these elusive animals.   I used traces of indigenous KwaZulu Natal grass to enhance his presence.
Catching the rays - Cheetah relaxing in the sun. Painted from photo courtesy of Cheetah rehab Henrietta Hippo - Hippo - beautiful but extremely dangerous! Painted from Photo courtesy of B Bromfield. A Leopards Tale - Leopard, Painted from photo taken by my friend,  Angie Lang, Kruger Checking out the neighbourhood - Wild Elegance 2 - Textured Original Baby Cheetah - Taken in Nambiti Sanctuary for Cheetah Rare Solitude - Wild dogs live in packs.  This photograph was a rare occurence.  Beautiful to paint. A very lazy day in Africa - Painting from a photograph taken in Kruger Park. The boys are back in town - Painted from photos I took in at Tala Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal. A fun view of these male ostrich showing their huge eyes and stunning eyelashes. The boys are back in town 2 - Painted from photos I took in at Tala Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal. A fun view of these male ostrich showing their huge eyes and stunning eyelashes. Me and my mum - Painted from photograph taken in Hluhluwe. Baby zebra are very fluffy for some months after birth. Wild Elegance - A Kudu, photographed in a KwaZulu Natal Reserve. These truly elegant creatures have the most majestic horns and soft brown eyes. Heron - Gentle Giant - These beautiful creatures are so trusting of mankind (sadly).   This particular chap, a white rhino, was grazing with five others surrounding our vehicle in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Gentle Giant II - Yet another Rhino photographed in Hluhluwe. so gentle and trusting of mankind. Leopard Watching - This was painted from photographs taken of a leopard in Mashatu, Botswana.   . . Further is a painting of the same leopard stalking its prey . . . Leopard one - This handsome chap was painted from a photograph taken at Mashatu, Botswana.    I believe you should 'feel' the animal as you paint - so hope I have captured the element of his 'panting' in this one. Jimmy - as children we always nicknamed giraffe ' Jimmy giraffe '.  They are such elegant creatures sauntering along like models on the runway.  The most beautiful eyes . . . and oh those eyelashes ! Leopard Stalking - Here he is again  . .  eyes fixed on what ? . . .  the motion of attack beginning ! Zebbie - Zebbie, painted from a photo of a Zebra in the Hluhluwe Game Park, KwaZulu Natal, SAfrica. Cropped and close up to show how majestic these seemingly dull animals actually are. Lavery - A study of a Retired Race Horse, way past his prime Prayer - Portraying a man in prayer amid worldly turmoil - finding serenity and absolute Peace.A painting of strength and humbleness. Leopard in the shadows of night - Leopard - African Elegance - African Elegance.     I have changed the initial painting with a new oil on canvas - this time giving this beautiful lady the African dread-locks.     This giving here a more ethnic look. Thandi - A shy little Zulu girl, with the traditional plaited braided hair. Little BaiMametsi - This is a beautiful little Sotho girl.  Her features are absolutely stunning, the little button nose, wide innocent almost sad eyes and perfect rose mouth.   A dream of a portrait to paint. Anna - A beautiful Somali Woman, something of shyness or is it sadness. Cheetah - Painted in Oil as part of a series.  These Cheetah were photographed at a Cheetah Sanctuary in the Hluhluwe area, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I Am - What more fitting than Lazy afternoon - Close Up - A fun closeup of a young leopard - done in Oil.  The textured effect of the subject glistens under a spotlight. Looking at you - A fun view of a baby Zebra Old Man - This wonderful old man is dressed in traditional wear to keep out the freezing cold in the Maluti Mountains.   The wooden stick - to aid his walking through the hills ( Materials  : Graphic pencil on card )
Me and my mum - Painted from photograph taken in Hluhluwe. Baby zebra are very fluffy for some months after birth.

Me and my mum

Painted from photograph taken in Hluhluwe. Baby zebra are very fluffy for some months after birth.
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