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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.

Wild Wings,Wild Wonder; Zimbabwe Bird Rises…

Wild Wonder Dulux Colour of the year- Creating Wild Wings! Continue reading

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Bodies, Art and Ethics in Zimbabwe

youtube.com/watch Proudly Zimbabwean make up artist Kelli Barker in a thoughtful and well informed interview, ahead of our exhibition Burnt Offerings, Re-Invention, Taking Flight- Kelli’s relationship with her fellow creatives and her body art, film or make up models is … Continue reading

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No fire without smoke; palm frond calligraphy

There’s no fire without some smoke- so this is the flip side of part of my huge canvas featured in previous posts -a smoky haze scripted with the burnt frass floating after a burn … using my palm frond calligraphy … Continue reading

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A New Broom Sweeps Clean; A Blank Canvas…

My Mutsvairo … Taking palm fronds.Sweeping the earth free of footprintsfree of yesterday. Gone are thoughts …worries, regrets.creating a blank canvas potential just for today Lin Barrie Working towards an exhibition is always energizing Sweeping Clean! Burnt Offerings is a … Continue reading

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My Art; Rihanna and O’Keeffe…..

Well! What do my art, Rihanna, The Met Gala, Coco Chanel, and Georgia O’Keeffe have in common? One of my favourite art newsletter, Artnet news has this, about one of my favourite artists…: Flowers, whether camellias or Jimson Weed, Paper … Continue reading

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Flamingo Flight; All Things Connected; My Delight!

Lin Barrie, Flamingo Flight, All Things Connected, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 200 cm – This painting is a portrayal of Flamingoes in flight, celebrating the biodiversity of ecosystems, especially on the West Coast of Africa, and the inter-connectedness of … Continue reading

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All Things Connected; Community Conservation.

All things connected… community conservation Continue reading

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Wild Wonder; It’s a wild wide wonderful world that we live in…

Wild Wonder, it’s a wild wide world that we live in! Continue reading

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Wild Wonder, Purple Rain

“Wild Wonder, Purple Rain…”

Tubular bells, tiny trumpets. Falling flowers fill my jacaranda dreams like lilac rainfall.

Drifting across the Wild Wonder of my self made horizon.

Lin Barrie
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The Owl and the birds; and other Zimbabwean bird stories

Birds Flight Wings and Feathers- I have submitted an assemblage draped canvas artwork to the national gallery of Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Visual Arts Awards annual show, titled “A Kite with a Broken String has all the Sky” With a play … Continue reading

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