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Endangered Landscapes – Earthscapes, Skyscapes; Wildscapes, Mindscapes…

Endangered Landscapes – Earthscapes, Skyscapes; Wildscapes, Mindscapes… As an artist and conservationist, living in Zimbabwe, Africa, but having traveled much of the world, my passion is looking at details of the landscape around me, trees; flowers; weather patterns; wildlife; domestic … Continue reading

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The African BirdFair; A Feast of Birds and Art…

Covid and lockdown does not stop birding! Birds still fly, wings still beat…. I still sketch and paint, and birders take flight onto the internet airwaves, going virtual! Rooting around cyberspace clues, digging into virtual exhibitions and online zoom chats … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Rains in Gonarezhou, with a prime, fat Lion and a beautiful Tusker!

Hot weather greets every sunrise, no rain to speak of yet in Gonarezhou, mostly scattered showers and we wait eagerly for the real thing! Even the small rains we have had are enough to create green grass galore, Travels through … Continue reading

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Lin and Clive, Art and Conservation!

In the south  east of Zimbabwe, Africa, lies the Save Valley Conservancy, (SVC), a wildlife reserve of nearly one million acres. A semi-arid wilderness of spectacular granite kopjies, golden savannah, ancient leadwood forests and monolithic baobab trees, this tantalizing territory … Continue reading

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The Njuzu of the Save River; Mermaid or Myth…you decide, I know what I believe..

The Njuzu of the Save River , as told by Nzanza Sekai in his recent excellent article on the Save River and Birchenough Bridge, called “Celebrating Rain and the flooding of the Save River”… is a story long told by … Continue reading

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The Road Less Travelled is ours; River rescues and Boating on the mighty Save River ……

The road less travelled is ours… we have boated across the mighty Save River, Mahenye Island in the distance… and have been the only human adventurers to explore the newly washed landscape of Gonarezhou….along rain-puddled  green-flanked roads inhabited by rolling … Continue reading

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Deeper, and deeper, into Africa!

The HAC Caravan lifts effortlessly and we wing our way over the neat cluster of high rise buildings that puncture Harare’s CBD, surrounded in the south by sprawling fast growing hi-density suburbia- row upon row of little box houses standing … Continue reading

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An amazing mollusk: the Giant African Land Snail, revered totem of the Chauke Clan…

I love sketching the shells of these snails, so sculptural…. Achatina fulica is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae, known commonly as the  giant African land snail. Wikipedia says: Outside of its native range this snail thrives … Continue reading

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I LOVE canvas of course, but Alternative things to paint on excite me…!

I LOVE canvas of course, and although I will always enjoy using  my stretched, bouncy canvas as a base for my paintings……. I am excited by all the other applications my art can be pushed to…. such as the T … Continue reading

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