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Alvera Walker - "Pensive Leopard"
Oil on Canvas
W: 490mm x H: 390mm
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
About "Pensive Leopard"
Alvera was known as the Leopard Lady in Port Alfred. She loved painting leopards, they were her bread and butter paintings. She painted many leopards in trees. This is one of the few leopard paintings remaining. The rest are gracing walls all over the world. This is quite a striking picture. Whenever people walk past it, they stop to take a second look. The eyes are particularly attractive, with a deep almost lost look in them.
Alvera Walker passed away in Feb 2008 at the age of 82. She started painting at 62 when she joined a local art club in Port Alfred. Within a year she was selling potboilers at the local coffee shops. Alvera loved painting the wildlife big five, animals which she grew up with in the Rhodesian bushveld. She spent the last ten years of her life near the sea in Port Alfred, a lovely quiet seaside town in the Eastern Cape. Many of Alvera's magnificent seascapes and dolphins were inspired by the beauty of this place. She leaves a legacy of only 150 paintings that include birds, dolphins, wildlife and flowers. She also painted some whimsical paintings that she called her "What if? "paintings, which were strongly influenced by Salvador Dali. Many of her paintings have been sold to art lovers around the world and now grace some of the most beautiful homes in the world.
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