Underdogs: Pinotage and Painted Wolves

The synergy between Wine and Wild Dogs may not be immediately apparent, but read on……..!!!!

My art, Painted Wolf Wine and Conservation go hand in hand…at a wine tasting, (Inn on the Vumba, with #GordonAddams…)

Save The Date: Listen in on the 23rd September – a “Wild Chat’ with Jeremy Borg of Painted Wolf Wines (PWW), Gerhard Perold of Perold Wine Celler and Cole Du Plessis of Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)- who together will present fascinating facts and wine tasting to raise awareness of Lycaon pictus, these charismatic animals that we commonly call, amongst so many other names, Painted Wolves, Painted Dogs, African Wild Dogs

Wild Chat….

Listen in to the Wild Chat and “Paint your Palate” !!!

Learn about the conservation work of EWT with Cole Du Plessis

Painted Wolf Wines produce award winning blends, worth exploring the range….

Jeremy, master winemaker, and his wife Emma Borg are passionate about wine, wild dogs and conservation…

Jeremy and Emma, with my painting “Pep Rally” in the background

As an artist, I am passionate about the same, but I aim to capture in paint the emotions they capture in their wines!!!

I am constantly aiming to capture movement and character. i am fascinated by the energy and charisma of African wild dogs, and never more so than when I am watching them at play and socializing as a family, in their pre-hunt “pep rally”….

Hunting Solo, acrylic on stretched canvas, 2 x 3 feet, by Lin Barrie, on display at Perold Wine Cellar

My large painting “Pep Rally II” was displayed at the excellent Painted Wolf Wines tasting room in Paarl, but it has outgrown its space and is migrating northwards to Madikwe Hills Safari Lodge, classic wild dog pack dispersal!!!

This will be an apt new home for the dogs, as Madikwe stocks the wonderful Painted Wolf Wines as well!

Pep Rally II, acrylic on loose canvas, 106 x 180 cm, by Lin Barrie

My association with Jeremy and Emma is a long standing friendship, with huge admiration for their ceaseless efforts on behalf of African wild dog conservation, (and for Jeremy’s excellent wines!)

Wine Label by Lin Barrie for Painted Wolf Wines

Gerhard Perold of Perold Wine Cellar in the United Kingdom holds delicious stocks of Jeremy’s wine for his customers, and I am honoured to have some of my art featured for sale in his lovely tasting space…

the Perold Tasting Room
a warm welcome at perold wine cellars, with Gerhard Perold…

Red Wine and Wild dogs…guess what I used to paint the background of these canvases…

Red Wine I and II, acrylic on stretched canvas, each 41 x 51 cm, by Lin Barrie, on display at Perold Wine Cellar

Ha Ha- no- not red wine!!!! I used acrylic, brushes and my favourite old palette knife to create the strokes and the feeling of spilled red wine….

As a contrast to all the action in the previous paintings, my large canvas called “Resting III”, on display for sale at Perold Cellars, is probably how we all feel after a evening spent with good friends and family, a good meal and a glass or two of wine, Relaxed!

Resting III, acrylic on loose canvas, 106 x 180 cm, by Lin Barrie, on display at Perold Wine Cellar

Long may EWT, PWW and Perold Wine Cellars continue to promote and support the awareness and real conservation of our African Wild Dogs, in wilderness and community areas alike…


Jeremy’s wine-tasting on the banks of the Save River, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, Gonarezhou National Park

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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