This New Year of 2021, I have something to hang straightaway on your wall…especially for you during stay at home lockdowns… energize your space! My art collaboration, with make up artist Kelli Barker … (photography by DaXiOn and Lin Barrie), uses my original painting Diptych called “ Energy” and my wallpaper/ fabric print called “Autumn” as backdrops for 3D body art. During Lockdown, these six prints are available to order and hang on your wall…a reminder during these COVID times and enforced lockdowns that we, as social animals, need to be gentle with each other, caring of ourselves and aware of the creativity and force for good within each and every one of us….. 1. Energy, Colour, Inkjet print on canvas, limited edition, 12 x 12 inches:
2. Hand Energy, Mono, Inkjet print on canvas, limited edition, 12 x 12 inches
3. Hands Laid On, Inkjet print on canvas, limited edition, 12 x 12 inches
4. Refrain, Inkjet print on canvas, limited edition, 12 x 12 inches
5. Speak No Evil, Mono, Inkjet print on canvas, limited edition, 12 x 12 inches
6. Think Before You Speak, Colour, Inkjet print on canvas, limited edition, 12 x 12 inches
Here are mock ups of the prints in rooms, to whet your appetite….plus Original painting “Energy”, and fabric “Autumn”, which was used as a background in some of the prints….
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.