Lin Barrie Art
In the south east of Zimbabwe lies the Save Valley Conservancy, home to endangered Black and White rhinos, African hunting dogs, elephants, buffalo, lion and a host of other species. As an annex to the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, this lowveld area is also home to artist Lin Barrie and her life partner, Clive Stockil, recipient of The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa, 2013. Based at Senuko Ranch in the Save Valley Conservancy and at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge on the edge of Gonarezhou National Park, Lin and Clive share each others lives and are commited to the conservation of endangered wildlife, and community cultures.
Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal can only truly be captured by direct observation. She immerses herself in her subjects – the wheeling constellations and moon phases of the night skies, the people, the droughts, veld fires and regenerating rains of Africa – all are inspiration to Lin in creating her works of art on canvas and handmade paper.
Kudu skull studies
oil on stretched canvas
80 x 80 cm
George Mgona Art
Born in Malawi in 1964, George grew up in the countryside where there was very little exposure to the art world. During his idyllic childhood in the mountainous areas that is part of the Shire Highlands, George became acquainted with a vast array of wildlife from a young age.
When George left the countryside and moved to Blantyre he met with a street artist who sold him a picture of roses and from that point his interest in art was kindled.
George started teaching himself art using cheap material and things that he could find. He started practicing using tints and painting onto self -stretched clothing material. He resigned from factory work in 1990 and vowed to take art as a full time career and passion. As George’s skills have progressed he has changed to watercolours and then oils which is now his immediate medium. Now living in Zimbabwe, George is a highly talented painter with a distinct style when it comes to African wildlife.
Belinda Marshall Art
“Painting has become my life’s work, the beauty and variety of the African animals are an inspiration and the moods and seasons of the African bush a never-ending cycle of life and harmony.”
My favourite animals are the cat family – particularly the leopard – the beauty in the form of the cats, their facial expressions and lithe movements make every drawing or painting a pleasure to do. Also the Zebras and their stripes are another favourite, with every zebra having an individual pattern that is intriguing. I try impart my love of the animals and their mannerisms to the viewer and hope that my paintings evoke a feeling of the african bush and all that the dust, wind, rain and wild animals embodies in the package that is Africa.
My favourite mediums are Chalk Pastels, Graphite Pencil and Coloured Crayons/Watercolour Crayons of which all are a drawing technique rather than painting. A lot of my time is spent on oil paintings, mainly as most of my commissions are paintings on leather. I have had commissions from America, Germany, Russia and Spain as well as having paintings in Private Collections as far afield as the UK, Australia, Croatia, South Africa and Botswana.
As well as wildlife, I also do portraiture work and have painted Masai Warriors (Kenya), Himba (Namibia) and Ndebele (Zimbabwe) adorned in their jewellery and hunting regalia. These too are interesting and a joy to do, as the different African tribes have their own facial distinctions and colour tones as well as differences in traditional dress and jewellery.
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Born in Zimbabwe, she has a natural affinity to the bush and wildlife, fostered by Jannice’s father with weekend bush walks at a young age. She started painting when at Teachers Training College, drawing and etching being her main field. Her interest in art was revived much later, once her children left home. She joined a painting group in Masvingo, participating in workshops held by well-known artists.
She uses wildlife photos from regular trips to national parks as a reference for her wildlife and landscape paintings, but has a wide
subject variety. She enjoys experimenting with various techniques and media, with her mainstay being oils, watercolour and mono prints.
She paints on leather on commission for TCI , the Big 5 being the predominant subject.
Her works have sold locally and internationally.
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Larry Norton Prints
Born in Zimbabwe in 1963, Larry Norton grew up on a game farm in north-east Zimbabwe. He started drawing as a boy and in 1988 began a professional career. Since then he has exhibited around the world including several successful exhibitions in New York and London. Larry Norton works in oils, water colour, charcoal and pencil and specializes in African subjects, including wildlife, landscape and people of the continent.
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