Preparations are motoring on for the upcoming Mall Galleries exhibition. I mentioned that I’d managed to finish a couple of other pieces in my last email, so here they are!
The leopard cub above is a smaller piece (50cm x 50cm) and the story behind it is that we were leaving one of the lodges in Uganda to move onto the next. As usual with us, it was extremely early in the morning and the sun was just coming up. We were just getting started and were about 5 minutes away from the lodge chatting about the things we had seen over the last few days. Carol said something like, “Wouldn’t it be incredible to see something right on the road in front of us now?”. We all chuckled to each other, turned a corner and there, right in front of us, was a female leopard, with her 2 cubs on the road! Needless to say, we stopped immediately and then watched them for a good 10 minutes. Mum was very keen to lead the cubs away from us and after she had done so, one of them came back to the road verge and stared at us for a while, looking as if she was going to come up to us to investigate. Mum put pay to that though and called her away. However, she looked so full of curiosity and life, that she was the first piece I did after I finished the lions, and she has already sold. There is very little doubt that this will be one of the most memorable wildlife encounters of our lives.
The third Ugandan piece is a straight forward, yet very powerful image of the wonderful buffalo. It’s slightly larger (100cm x 70cm) We saw many of these wonderful creatures on our travels in Uganda and it became evident that they are the favourite animal of many of the locals, guides and drivers. I think this is due to the sheer force of personality they generally have. This one was wondering across the road shrouded in flies, but still with a wonderful air of power and solidity. This piece is still available, and I will put him up on the website in due course. However, do contact me if you’re interested. Please also remember that 50% of the sale price will go directly to wildlife conservation.
That’s it for now, but I’m still working hard, so will have more new works for you to look at very soon!
Thanks very much and I wish you all the best,