Why this art is unique
Intimate knowledge of subjects
I have an intimate knowledge of my subject matter as my late husband was a veterinary surgeon who specialised in wildlife work and I worked closely with him. After his death in an aircraft accident during an anti-poaching patrol, I managed a wildlife rehabilitation centre on our farm and translated, revised and updated his book on game farming. Following that I spent 10 years in the Kruger National Park, one of the biggest wildlife parks in the world.
For more details of these experiences, see extracts from the memoirs I am busy with on my blog.
I have not only been in direct contact with wild animals but have treated or been involved in the capture of wildlife which is the subject matter of my work. As a result, I am familiar with the texture of their fur, their habits, traits and characters and I try to reflect those aspects in my work.
Studio on a sailing yacht
I do not work in a normal art studio, or even a spare bedroom. Instead, these works are done on a sailing yacht based in Hout Bay in the Cape Peninsula. So my studio is seldom stationary and working can be a challenge as the motion varies from a gentle rocking to pitching and rolling, depending on weather conditions and passing vessels that make waves.
Purchasing my work
Pieces for sale, as specified. All art is sold packed in glassine paper and rolled in packaging tubes to keep shipping costs down. This is safe and will not damage the work. Please unroll carefully and flatten completely under the glassine paper before framing. Work is done using archival materials which will maintain colour and vibrancy for generations. It is advised that framed work is not hung in direct sunlight. Please enquire for shipping costs to the United States, Europe and Australasia. Shipping rates from R200 per item and delivered within 10-15 business days. Shipping of giclee prints on framed canvas will be quoted separately.
Commissions are welcome. Please supply me with a good quality reference photograph, with size and medium of choice for a quote.
Stepping into extinction. White rhino, reference photo by Dustin van Helsdingen. Polychromos pencil on Fabriano artistico hot pressed paper 300g. Size 38x28cm. Original R2000. Limited edition, signed giclee prints on archival paper from R400 and on canvas from R500. Can be shipped internationally 10-15 business days. SOLD.