African Fish Eagle
This is actually the second version I’ve produced of this image. The first one hangs on the wall in the home of wildlife photographer and friend Chris Martin. This was definitely a work I wanted to include in my portfolio for the Art In The Park exhibition so i just had to paint it again, this time using different proportions, a clearer reference photo and new painting materials… must say the second attempt took far less time to complete. This is such a special and unique image from Chris Martin Wildlife Photography, I just love the intensity captured in this image through both posture and light composition. The stance is refreshingly different from the typical images one usually sees of fish eagles in flight. A beautiful representation of an African icon.