Stampede, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas, 48×36″
TOO CLOSE?!, 2008, Acrylic on Canvas, 40×30″
PUMA – SALUTE TO FRANZ MARC, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas, 40×40″
PRISTINE FOREST, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 40×30″
LADY OF THE FOREST, 2011, Acrylic on Canvas, 40”x40”
KRATZ KRATZ, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 47.25×35.43″
INTRUDER, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas, 47.25×35.43″
IN THE BUSH, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas, 30×36″
GREEN FUTURE?, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas, 30×36″
FENGHANA HORSE, 2005, Acrylic on canvas, 40×40″
SUNSET FOR ETHIOPIAN WOLVES, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas, 30×40″
DANCING LIONS, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas, 36×48″
AFRICAN NEON, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas, 30×40″
Animals are my favourite motif. Franz Marc‘s work in this area was my initial inspiration although I never followed his very specific ideas on the meanings of colour (e.g. blue indicates masculinity, yellow stands for femininity and joy, and red suggests violence). That said, I do love colour and I don’t feel the need to stay faithful to my subject’s original palette. Why not have a green seagull for a change? Or if it suits the colour scheme of the room better, an orange/red impala with purple horns?
A beautiful Marc Inspired collection of paintings. I love how you have modernised the colours and the themes focusing on some of the important issues relating to animals and climate change today. I myself am greatly inspired by Marc and personally I find his bold colours key to creating my own palettes.
Thank you! You made my day and good luck with your own work!