Tentative first strokes, as if the painting needs to settle itself into the canvas. A bit like a dog circling on its bed before it finds the position that fits its body. Slowly it takes on its own life and the shadows begin to mould themselves into the folds of skin, colours merge and the painting pulses with life. No control over the process as my right hand takes over from my left, the fingers of which are cramping.

If the painting oozes the wisdom, thousands of years, passed between elephants, elephantoms, then it has achieved my expectations

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The Rock

Oil on Canvas 153cm x 95cm Available $3,800.00 Excluding Courier Fees and Insurance   The elephant that has been present in the studio these past few months, on a large canvas that she dominates. Pushed down into the bottom right of the painting, she has space to retreat into, protecting the calf in her shadow.

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The Wise

Oil on Canvas 55cmx65cm Available for Sale $1,800.00   Tentative initial strokes, as if the painting needed to settle itself into the canvas. A bit like a dog circling on its bed before it finds the position that fits its body. Slowly, taking on its own life as the shadows mould themselves into the folds…

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Fishermen

Oil on Canvas 76cmx76cm (from the photograph by Kirsten Weeks) Available for Sale $2,400.00 (Excluding shipping and Insurance)   An elephant in the sunset is amazing on its own, but on this occasion it was chasing the fisherman I loved the guy hiding down the bank on the left, with the light outlining his head.…

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Brave New World

Oil on Canvas 60cm x 70cm (from a photograph by Kirsten Weeks) Available for Sale $2,400.00 (Excluding shipping and Insurance)   Chobe, a baby elephant – a few weeks old – peering out at the world from beneath his mother. I used a combination of Indian Yellow (dark and light) as well as Naples Yellow (dark…

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Sundowners

Oil on Canvas 90cmx60cm Available for Sale $2,400.00 (Excluding shipping and Insurance) Sundowners   A lone bull elephant in the fading light at Chobe.   I cut the water and vegetation out, as it seemed to detract from the essence of the painting.

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To The Water

Oil on Canvas 95cm x 75cm (To be Confirmed) Available $6,800.00 Excluding Courier Fees and Insurance   Elephants moving across the canvas, looking forward, I’m sure, to stomping all over this artist. Watching them materialize out of the canvas is a bit like watching them appear out of the bush. A solid wall of vegetation…

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Mbaawezi

Oil on Canvas 40cmx30cm Available for sale $1,800.00 ‘Mbaamwezi, on whom the moon shines A small movement on the ground made her look down, where she spotted a tortoise. Not an especially big one, but still its wasn’t often that elephants came across tortoises.’  

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