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