“Golden Dog Days” – acrylic on canvas – 126 x 400 cm – by Lin Barrie, is a huge 4 meter long canvas, 126 cm deep, worked on by various people over a few years! Kelli Barker, (my make-up-artist daughter) and her friend Guy Cockroft, originally painted the metallic background on the canvas, for a backdrop to one of Kelli’s body paintings for the “While We Wait” photographic exhibition by French photographer Eric Gauss. I took that inspiration further, adding to the background and showing painted wolves at play…metallic gold and silver is used in the background…this is something I have just finished and will show the Riverside Studios in London,
Details from the length of the four metre long painting…
Plus, it was used by Tusk Trust as a backdrop to Clive Stockil’s Conservation Talk at the Royal Geographic Society in London, hosted by Tusk Trust, 23rd October. http://www.tusk.org/
and as a showstopper for Painted Wolf Wines on a bicycle ride around the UK to raise awareness of our African wild dogs…
Next stop Zimbabwe to be shown under shady msasa trees at the Art Festival 2016…..
The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues.
This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil.
Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation.
Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas.
Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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