What do Wallpaper and Wild Dogs have in common… Lin Barrie Art!

My wallpapers and soft furnishings/fashion fabrics (art collaborations with Robin Sprong, Sarza Store, Fabric Bank and Photoganic), are inspiring additions to my passion for painting…this is “Eventide”, available through Robin Sprong as a wallpaper…..

Eventide wallpaper

The Lin Barrie wallpaper range strangely melds with my favourite animal subjects, those lean, charismatic and oh-so-elegant African wild dogs that I am lucky to live with!

Here is “Painted Purple”, a diptych of Wild dogs, (AKA Painted Wolves or Painted Dogs, call them what you will, all the same glorious Lycaon pictus…….!)

Painted Purple diptych, acrylic on loose canvas, 54 x 39 cm by Lin Barrie

and this is “Soft Silt”- one of my wallpapers….

and WOW! just look at the synergy and energy created when they hang together…!

I guess you could say my style is abstract/impressionistic, whether dealing with landscapes or the natural animal world… all one big ecosystem as far as I am concerned…

Here is “Eventide” wallpaper, simulated with a wild dog painting of mine, “Pep Rally II”, acrylic on loose canvas, 106 x 180 cm …..

Pep Rally II, acrylic on loose canvas, 106 x 180 cm and Eventide Wallpaper, all by Lin Barrie

on a brighter note…my “New Dawn” diptych…

New Dawn diptych 2, and 1, acrylic on canvas, 2 x 2 feet

which abstract wallpaper lives beautifully with …….

Phoenix reclinata, acrylic on loose canvas, 145 x 86 cm, is one of the many indigenous palms I love painting,

Phoenix reclinata, acrylic on loose canvas, 145 x 86 cm

and look how it lives happily with “Eventide” wallpaper…

Making Marks” is what I love best, gestural and expressive marks on canvas or walls, or fabric….. on anything in fact!

here is “Autumn”, a wallpaper I created with Robin Sprong,

Autumn wallpaper

Sarza Store’s gorgeous Gold Bottom Pot, with Lin Barrie wild dog art and “autumn” wallpaper…..

Sarza Store’s gorgeous Gold Bottom Pot, with Lin Barrie wild dog art and “autumn” wallpaper

and translated into a great fabric by Fabric Bank…

my wildebeests skull with my “Autumn” fabric…

and the elemental chairs by Haldane Martin, using this fabric…

Haldane Martin chairs and Autumn fabric by Lin Barrie, printed by Fabric Bank

check out my wallpaper and art catalogues….

Wallpapers by Lin Barrie:


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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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