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W: 460mm x H: 700mm x D: 1mm
W: 18" x H: 28" x D:
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About "Dhow Mozambique"
This dhow which is so typical of the fishing boats all along the eastern coast of Southern Africa was spotted by me, anchored amongst the mangrove swamps near the town of Tofu near Inhambane, Southern Mozambique.
Back in the 15th century, Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama rounded Africa and pulled into Inhambane to replenish supplies and explore the area. He immediately took a liking to Inhambane and named it Terra de Boa Gente or 'Land of the Good People' The province of Inhambane is also known for its seemingly endless miles of palm trees.
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I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and spent the early years of my life in Mozambique and subsequently moved to South Africa. I spent my childhood growing up on farms and living with nature which resulted in a strong bond with Africa, its wildlife and people.
I am passionate about spending as much time as I can in the bush, away from cities, in the wilderness areas of Southern Africa. When I began painting professionally it seemed only natural for me to turn my artistic talents towards Africa.
I am based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and first began painting professionally in 1994. I work mainly in oils on canvas, though I do work in other mediums such as acrylics, pencil sketching as well as doing digital artworks. While my subject matter varies greatly I centre my work on Africa. I have travelled to many countries, absorbing the culture and natural beauty of Africa including Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana.
I have also spent several years living and working throughout Northern and Southern Mozambique.
I regularly visit many of the local South African game reserves to photograph the various animals that call this country home and mainly use my own photographic material as references for my artwork.
My artwork is mostly sold privately and can be seen displayed in game lodges, corporations and in homes of collectors around the world including the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, England, Portugal and more locally in Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and of course South Africa.
My paintings, Digital artworks and prints are available on commission. Prints are also available in smaller sizes on request.
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