Original Charcoal on Paper - Available
Approx. size of original – H 57cm x W 76cm (unframed)
Please contact me for details on purchasing the original piece
Prints (Limited Edition) - Available
- Giclee Prints complete with Certificate of Authenticity & Artist Seal
- Limited run of 150: Large - 100 prints; Small – 50 prints
- Mounted and backing board
- 30% from each print sale will be donated to a conservation partner
Each print is produced using archival inks (guaranteed lightfast for 100+ years) on Canson Infinity Rag Photographique Paper and personally signed off by myself.
Whilst the print run is limited to 150 prints, if you would like to discuss a bespoke sizing outside of the two standard options, please get in touch through the contact page to discuss this further.
As each print is individually produced and quality checked to order, please allow around 14 days for production & shipping.
This piece comes from another wonderful afternoon spent in the company of elephants, in Pilanesberg National Park. My wife and I watched as a group of bulls, one large male and a couple of younger lads, came down to the waterhole for their afternoon fun. Whilst two of the younger males were engaged in a bout of vigorous sparing, the big bull came across to gently break-up the dispute. This artwork comes from the moment he gently laid his trunk on the head of the young instigator, which put an end to the roughhousing and returned peace to the waterhole.
Having experimented on black-paper for a few smaller pieces, I felt this piece was right for this approach, highlighting the intimate moment between the big bull and the young upstart, where, it felt like he was imparting a gentle lesson. To keep simplicity and focus the viewer in on the interaction, I chose to fade out the bodies into the blackness.
The original is still up for grabs at the Dolphin Gallery in Wantage. If you would like more details please drop me a message via the contact page. As with all my works, 30% of the profits from this work and prints sold will go to African Parks to fund vital conservation work across the continent.