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Morning has broken….

Morning has broken like the first morning… Blackbird has spoken like the first bird…. What an apt song that is for reflecting the joy and hope of life; flowers, friends, birds and gardens….., Spring and Summer in Zimbabwe are upon … Continue reading

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Freedom and Fences; Leadwoods and Land

My art focus for the last few months has been intense on Flight, Fight, Freedom/Fences and Burnt Offerings.  “Burnt Offerings” being a theme which I have been exploring for many months, in collaboration with dear Johnson Zuze, as he and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Struggle and Burnt Offerings

Zimbabwe Johnson Zuze, artist statement: ‘I create art using items of urban junk that collect from street corners and land fills. I give them new existence and present them with a lively presence beyond their primary use into poetic dimension.I … Continue reading

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Dancing with my shadow, Dancing with my totem; Dancing alone….’

Dancing with my shadow, Dancing with my totem, Dancing alone….’ Painting by Lin Barrie… Dancing with my shadow, Dancing with my totem, Dancing alone is acrylic on canvas board, framed with Pod mahogany, size 4 x 3 feet. It was … Continue reading

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Upington on the Orange River; Vineyards and Sultanas…

Continuing our journey from Madikwe towards the Kgalagadi Trandfrontier Park, the nights of Sunday 27th and  Monday 28th January are spent  at an oasis in the Northern Cape desert! Martiens Place is an air bnb cottage, on Martien’s family land, … Continue reading

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Madikwe and Porcupines: African Wild Dogs and Lin Barrie Art

I have always wanted to visit Madikwe Game Reserve –  one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries, a Big Five Reserve with 66 mammal species, (including Wild dog populations, aka Painted wolves or Painted Dogs..my favorite painting subjects…) and approximately 300 … 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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sweet/bitter: senuko seasons past and yet to come

Watch out! Many gorgeous flowers such as my Adenium swazicum, harbour a resident crab spider, cute but deadly…(if you are the size of a fly)… Bitter Sweet reminisces… Our year past, 2017, at our bush house, Tsavene, has been one … Continue reading

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The Ivory Trail, following in the footsteps of giants….

Starting from Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge on a cool morning in May, Clive and I, plus the Chilo camp team of Victor, Richard and Chef Peter Chisasa, depart for the south of Gonarezhou, passing the gorgeous Chilojo Cliffs.. fording the … Continue reading

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Nguni cattle and herdboys at Mahenye; glorious colours inspire my art …

  Nguni cattle and brave little herdboys at Mahenye inspire me, chaperoning their cattle through elephant inhabited thickets and river banks on a daily basis… Mahenye is home to cattle and elephants, the contact zone between humans and wildlife…a challenging … Continue reading

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