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Patience, a necessity in painting… and leopard stakeouts too!

“Wow, you must have a great deal of patience “! That’s probably one of the most common remarks I receive from anyone viewing my artwork. I do enjoy producing finely detailed oil paintings. And yes, it does require a huge amount of focus and attention, fervent dedication to the task at hand. That’s how I …

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Kruger Marula Trees – they conceal interesting things within their branches!

  We left camp early, just as the gates opened. It was the middle of summer and the bush was thick with the splendor and sparkle of early morning , bathed in the fiery orange glow of daybreak. We made our way slowly along, encountering hyena and plenty of general game as we went. Looking …

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Inside my studio- Paints, brushes… and the occasional porcupine quill!

I have been painting full time now for just over 4 years,  and I am thankful every day for the unbelievable opportunity to do so. One of the things I appreciate most about painting is that there is ALWAYS room for improvement and growth; there are always new things to learn, new skills to acquire. …

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My first “on foot” big cat encounter- a tale of levitation.

  The following was taken from an email sent back home during May 2012, a few weeks after I had started working as a field guide/hostess (and just about everything else) in a private big 5 reserve in KZN. Having no guests in camp, my managers/friends invited me to join them at their house for dinner …

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Painting Sir William- Portrait of an old friend

This is an extremely special story, in the most personal sense. I’ve written occasional blogs about this piece throughout the painting process. For the current instalment, I’ve compiled them all together to form one complete story- so yes; it is a rather long and involved tale. However, if you take the time to read it, …

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What’s on my easel…

It’s time to start seeing spots again! I started working on this piece a few weeks back.  I’ve been scouting around for a new leopard image to work off of for quite some time now, eager to track down something rather dissimilar to the last Leopard piece I produced. I eventually came across this beautiful image by http://www.africaimagery.com/gallery/index.php, …

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