I LOVE canvas of course,
Lin Barrie at Work
and although I will always enjoy using my stretched, bouncy canvas as a base for my paintings…….
Flight 2-acrylic on stretched canvas-61 x 92 cm
I am excited by all the other applications my art can be pushed to….
wild dog t shirt worn by Lin
such as the T Shirts being produced be Canned Clothing
The crazy Water-themed Pomona Art Wall that I worked on recently…Together with Miracle Missions, The Australian Embassy and the Greenmongers sponsored myself and student Chiedza Bvundura of School of Visual Art & Design…..
Lin working on the wall
the completed result….
Water is Life!
Dustbins are not too crazy to paint on either, especially when one is trying to green up the Harare city environment….such as for the Waste no Waste
exhibition of bins painted by various Zimbabwean artists and sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Harare…
lin dustbin art
A burnt door, remnants of our house fire, has become something else…..
lin barrie burnt door
such amazing texture…
Wine labels are wonderful things, and I am honored to have had two of my paintings used for such by Painted Wolf Wines
, with the added bonus that wines themselves are delicious!
lin barrie wine label
to be enjoyed especially in the very place I often see and sketch African wild dogs…Gonarezhou National Park and Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge!
A very exciting collaboration with Spanish Fashion Art Designer, Manuel Fernandez, is happening …
a sneak preview of me at work on ideas for the end result…..
a few lucky Zimbabwean artists have been invited to createart for his dramatic collection of art dresses, an exhibition to be held initially in Zimbabwe, which will then tour the world!
Plus, HOT off the press:
I will shortly commence work on a “flying” wild dog….watch this space…..
And read my future blogs to find out more!
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.