Magical Madikwe meets my Wild Dog Art

The superb Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge in South Africa is home to a diverse flora and fauna, including fascinating African wild dogs, and home to some of my wild dog art…

This large oil painting of mine is a permanent fixture on the wall of the dining room, a cultured space where comfort meets safari chic and delicious food is served to travelers from all over the world………

I could not think of a better venue to showcase my passion for biodiversity, wilderness and wild dogs… plus some Painted Wolf Wine of course! I have been honored for Painted Wolf Wines of Paarl to use some of my artworks as wine labels, reflecting the ethos of the teamwork of a wild dog pack, the dynamic social awareness that creates a successful business (or a successful hunting pack!)

2019 saw me visiting this atmospheric lodge, gorgeous Madikwe, and at that point a pack of wild dogs was habituating in the boma. Heres my previous blog on that experience Madikwe and Porcupines: African Wild Dogs and Lin Barrie Art

Dead Tree, and safari guide Dixon…- a scenic landscape at Madikwe, so evocative of Africa.

I constantly watch, sketch and paint African wild dogs, so lucky am I to actually live with them in the Save Valley Conservancy of Zimbabwe…

Currently I have new paintings on show at Madikwe, you can browse or buy them virtually here, but better still, go visit!

Lin Barrie, Pep Rally II, acrylic on loose canvas, 106 x 180 cm, seen here in the superbly furnished Madikwe Lodge Bar Area……..

Pep Rally II, acrylic on loose canvas, 90 x 88 cm is a smaller painting, wild dogs playing amongst the dry red mopani leaves of a lowveld winter……..

set against the layered, textured local stonework of a Madikwe fireplace….

even the office at Madikwe gets interior pizzaz with a painting on the wall…Resting II, acrylic on loose canvas, 106 x 180 cm in the Madikwe safari Lodge Office ….

Lin Barrie, Dogs in Mopani 2, acrylic on loose canvas, 70 x 105 cm …..

I often watch wild dogs lying in winer dry mopani forest, the warm red of the dry leaves reflects the deep red of their eyes…..

those eyes…… a delight to paint

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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