June 30 2022
I am thrilled to have had my art work Dappled Respite shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist Of The Year Award. I humbly thank all who are involved in this event. I also thank all who support me here too it is very much appreciated.
The midday heat in Africa. The welcoming and sparse dappled shade are one of life’s essentials in the wild. Here, guinea fowl rest, seeking respite from the heat. The warmth of the iron oxides inspired directly form the land of Africa, visually communicating the hot dry wild environs. The entanglement of branches as if writhing in the agonising heat provide shelter for the bejewelled guinea fowl. A study of highlight and shadow, of dapple and dot and the beauty of cobalt teal, ultramarine blue and cadmium red. The Helmeted Guinea Fowl wear these colours with elegance.
Oil on mounted Belgian Linen 90 x 57 cm 35.4 inches x 22.4 inches.