Elephants and orphans, Painted and Real…

I am tickled to have been part for a “One by One” initiative with Kikis Gallery, for elephant awareness….painting three dimensions is fun and inspiring, especially when painting a baby elephant!

John Kotze, fellow artist, produced this funky elephant who met one of Wild is Life’s baby orphans…look at the expression on baby’s face!

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and talented Marlene Bornman scrolled flame lilies all over her pachyderms, delightful!

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I started with some recycled elephants from Joy Denton of Birdwoods, loving the colours…

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and when I finished, my own little elephants were introduced to the “Wild is Life” inhabitants, including sweet Mirabelle, the giraffe…

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proud mum to tiny Sebastien…

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Elephants, giraffes, humans, we are all One Family…

“Elephants are symbols of immense power wrapped in a gentle and thoughtful soul…delicate and sensitive, they seem at odds with their size and at the same time extremely graceful. They can exert huge pressure but rarely do, and they are the ultimate family.” …quote by Lin Barrie.


So…..spots and dots and chevrons…I went wild!

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I had a lot of fun embellishing these lovely metal re-cycled oil drum sculptures, (note the Castrol logo!)

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next “One by One” artist will be Ingrid Tucker, creating her mosaic work on metal elephants I think…watch this space!

Signing off for now, with elephant love, from Lin Barrie Art….

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About wineandwilddogs

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.
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