Sunday, November 29, 2009

Namibia 2

On the way to Namibia
another small painting, oil on canvas on board

A couple more of Namibian mountains

Namibian Mountains

Another Namibian Painting
26 x 36cm (10 x 14")

Namibian Landscape 1

We lived in Namibia for 12 years before we come here to Botswana. The colors and the wonderful landscapes that are found in Namibia are still in my blood and I love painting them.
This is a small oil painting on canvas on board.
23 x 30 cm (9 x 12")

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Another couple of scratchboards

It was late evening, and the sun was just setting and these incredible animals came down to drink at the waterhole at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
Most of the rhino in Botswana have been moved to Khama Rhino sanctuary, and here they are protected 24/7 by the army against poaching. Isn't it a sad state of affairs that we cannot leave these animals in their natural habitat, but have to guard them to ensure that they escape from cruel poaching for their horns which are no more than compressed hair - but for some strange reason their phallic shape makes them highly sought after by ignorant people as an aphrodisiac.


Oil on canvas on board
26 x 36 cm (10 x 14")

Chobe River

This was late afternoon, and I just loved the lighting and the serenity of the scene.
It is a large painting.
70 x 100 cm (28 x 39")
Oil on canvas on stretcher
These are done on scratchboards and are great fun to do.

Kalahari Storm

We were on our way to Khutse when we saw this oncoming storm. The color contrast between the dark clouds and the brilliant yellow of the grasses was wonderful.
23 x 30 cm (9 x 12")
Oil on canvas on board


This is a small family group of giraffe that we came across in Khutse.
26 x 36cm (10 x 14 ")
Oil on canvas on board

Monday, September 21, 2009

The King

It was midday, and this splendid male lion had tucked himself into this bit of shade next to a bush, and was quite content sleeping the day away, occasionally lifting his head to see what was going on.

Ellies in the evening

Oil on canvas board - 500mm x 280mm

Oncoming Storm

This painting is in Canada with some very special friends


Near our home there are these outcrops of rocks, and I just love the way they change color depending on which way the sun is shining. Here it was late afternoon sun, and they glowed orange in the sun.
Oil on canvas - 600mm x 460mm. Can be rolled into mailing tube.

Mud Wallow

It was a very hot day in Chobe, Northern Botwana, and this old man decided to head off to his health spa. He gave a sigh of contentment, and sank down into the mud bath, and the oxpeckers massaged and tendered to him!!!

Peek a Boo

This moment was hilarious, we were driving through the bush and came around a corner into a breeding herd of elephants. With lots of trumpeting and earflapping, the herd moved their babies into the bush to safety ....... with the exception of the matriarch who patrolled up and down the road until her family were safe. She then took up position right next to the road just behind the tree, almost hiding away from us, but keeping her eye on us to make sure we left!!!

Landscape1 and 2

Another couple of small landscapes. I know my passion is painting wildlife, but I also enjoy painting these landscapes, and sometimes need a break from the intensity of painting animals.

Fisherman's Cottage

Oil on canvas board, 355mm x 250mm.

River Sunset

Another small painting, 355 mm x 250mm, oil on canvas board

Sunday, September 20, 2009

River Rapids

I loved the peaceful feeling when we found these rapids on a friends farm. I hope that you enjoy them, and that they transmit that feeling of peace.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Traditional Huts

Small oil painting on canvas on board - 355mm x 250mm

Guinea Fowl

Guinea Fowl have always been my favorite birds - they just seem so busy. We came across these just after it had rained, and they were drinking from the puddles on the road.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Martial Stare

It was a very hot day and we were at Nxaai Pan, trying to find some shade around the waterhole and watching what came down for a drink. This beautiful Martial eagle regally landed and began drinking. I jumped out of the car and inched a bit closer to try and get a better picture of him, and he watched me every inch of the way.

Zebras at the waterhole

I seem to have a fascination for painting Zebra - maybe it is the stripes that get to me.
This was bought as a wedding present for a young couple, I hope that they love it and get many years pleasure from it - and that they view it together for many years to come.

Dust Warriors

We came across these zebra fighting at dusk - it was wonderful to see them against the sun kicking up all the dust.

Chobe River Crossing

This painting was taken to the Dam Wall Gallery, a new gallery in
Haartebeesportdam, and it was stolen from there.
Please can everyone be on the lookout for my painting, and if you
have any information about it please contact me.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Family Day

This painting was bought by the Botswana Government (Civil Aviation Deptartment) for permanent display in an airport.


This male lion came down to the waterhole to drink, and I just loved the soft light and reflections in the water.

Pretty Zebras

The zebras came down the Boteti rive bed to drink, it was late and the back light was wonderful.


At the end of the day there is nothing better than watching the sun go down with a herd of elephants coming down to drink

Fish Eagle

It was late in the evening and the sun was setting when this fish eagle dived for supper - and I knew I just had to paint this image.

Wild Dogs

I just love seeing wild dog but they are getting harder and harder to see in the wild. Farmers continue to shoot them.

Herdboy and Goat

This painting was for a very special couple.