The synergy between Wine and Wild Dogs may not be immediately apparent, but read on……..!!!!
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
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…
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”….
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!
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!)
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…
Red Wine and Wild dogs…guess what I used to paint the background of these canvases…
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!
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…