Each print comes with it’s own certificate of authenticity signed by me. Only the finest materials were used to make this limited edition print, which I have produced myself. Both the paper (Somerset Enhanced Velvet) and the inks (Epson UltraChrome Pro) are of archival quality, meaning the print could last up to 400 years.
Size: The framed print is 54.5 cm x 44.5cm and the unframed print is 51cm x 41cm (20in x 16in). A standard size that should enable you to get a frame easily online if you choose this option.
I draw with Uni-ball Signo ballpoint pens on raw linen canvas. To prepare the surface I lighten the canvas with a white oil paint wash. Once this is dry, I draw with the biro, as I would with pencil on paper. After the drawing is complete, it’s varnished (to fix the ink in place) and more white oil paint is used to add light and finalise the composition. The ink is actually surprisingly versatile, in terms of its colour. If I want a blue tinge to the work I can layer white oil paint over it, or leave the canvas showing through to leave a sepia tone.
We discovered, during our trip to Uganda, that the buffalo is the favourite animal of many locals. This surprised me, given the plethora of other incredible animals in the country. However, as we travelled across Uganda, encountering many buffalo, it soon became clear why that was the case. As one local put it, “They always look at you as if you owe them money!” I think this perfectly sums up their character. They have a swagger and challenge that is unrivalled in the animal kingdom. Here I’ve gone for a strong profile, in an attempt to capture the strong drama inherent in their personality.