Colour in nature inspires me and no lovelier colour than this Dulux colour of the year Wild Wonder:
So many plants do not successfully flower, set seed and germinate unless rejuvenating veld fire has passed over them -an analogy for life I always feel- it’s the trials of life that hone and fine us to our better selves ….
here’s a detail from my painting:
My large painting called Wild Wonder Pincushion is ablaze with the peachy oranges and flashes of fiery red that stud the veld when these leucospermums are in bloom.
Here’s the full artwork:
The Wild Wonder of fynbos…
The fire-honed colour of sunsets
Africa is abuzz
in all it’s pincushion glory.
I have placed this painting and it’s companion into the Dulux Zimbabwe showroom …a great creative collaborative space in Harare.
My painting Wild Wonder Abstract is a joyful swirl of colour celebrating the wild world, the wide world, we live in
Underpinned by Wild Wonder Colour of the Year – this painting embraces the Buzz palette of warm peachy tones that call to the very bees to come visit… succulent colour!
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.