My years of traveling have led me from painting in Africa to painting other fascinating landscapes, wildlife, cultures and people.
Abstract paintings by Lin Barrie-inspired by various watery worlds…
Some of my favorite places being the watery worlds of South Carolina for White Pelicans,
the Texas coastline for seagulls…..
and Brown Pelicans….
Brown Pelican Grooming
I just LOVE brown pelicans-such characters and so clever at co-existing with humans…
Early morning pelicans-giclee print on gallery wrapped canvas
Here is my portrait of “Bob” -a pelican who hung out with us when I was living with dear friends Belinda and Bob in the Forida Keys…
Portrait of “Bob”, by Lin Barrie
Endlessly inspired by the Florida Seashores, I loved exploring with my darling photographer friend Belinda, just poling about and hanging out with waterbirds galore, permit fish, sharks and all things watery….
permit fish-15 x17 inches, acrylic by Lin Barrie
Sucking up the vibrant colors and atmosphere of the Miami waterfront and the wonderful mix of culture, street art, galleries, cuban inspired food and music to be found……
“Cuban Yellow” by Lin Barrie
I created a fun mural for the Dive Museum in Islamorada… hammerhead shark…
Hammerhead by Lin Barrie
and giant Grouper fish…
Giant Grouper Fish by Lin Barrie
And collaborated with Belinda to produce a series of artworks combining her stunning photographs with my paintwork..called “Zimkey Art”, a fusion of Zimbabwean and Keys artist inspiration!
zimkey art- “Backyard Friend”
A gorgeous photograph of a squid by Belinda inspired my painted background….
zimkey Squid Reflect
Amazing Jellyfish that congregate in Florida waters…
This was “Elvis” -a confiding Iguana who hung out on the deck at gorgeous boutique residence, Casa Morada, where my daughter Kelli worked …..
Manatees frequented the bay at Casa Morada, and I loved sketching and painting these gentle, endangered creatures…
baby manatee suckling-oil on canvas, by Lin Barrie
Manatee dance-oil on gallery wrap canvas-16 x 20 inches, by Lin Barrie
Gardens and plants are always inspiring to me, especially those in Florida, such as theses colorful Sea Grape leaves…
Sea Grape Leaves by Lin Barrie
I’d love to go back to that watery world and that vibrant culture, and perhaps I will…now that Kelli and Anton are married and heading towards the Caribbean on their Cruise Ships adventures again…
that watery world…by Lin Barrie
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.