Tag Archives: Fine art

A Fine Art Epic – Brian Jarvi’s “African Menagerie”

Drawing a Bead
Drawing a Bead

Imagine these pages of SAFARI Magazine without pictorial illustration or, more to the point, what if the current cover was blank? Art matters because it gives us a common focal point for reality and serves as a counterpoint to vacantness. It can compel us to rise out of our chairs, inspire us to make a positive difference in the world by getting involved with causes we believe in, and trigger important conversations about the future of the planet. Continue reading A Fine Art Epic – Brian Jarvi’s “African Menagerie”

The Art of the Hunt – Painting Roosevelt

Leave it to a transplanted Englishman—or in this case, painter-writer John Seerey-Lester—to artfully remind American hunters and anglers that their greatest conservation hero still commands towering importance. A new book titled “The Legendary Hunts of Theodore Roosevelt” is scheduled to be out in time for the coming holiday season and much to the delight of TR fans the volume will Continue reading The Art of the Hunt – Painting Roosevelt

The Art of David Southgate

David Southgate, Soaking up the sun
“Soaking up the Sun” is a sambar stag considered by many hunters in Australia as the “ holy grail” of free range hunting trophies due to the difficult terrain in which they are found. Oil on Canvas 28 x 36 inches

David Southgate’s original pastels, oils and hand-carved ceramics have been prized by hunters and other wildlife lovers in Australia and overseas for more than twenty-five years. For the past eighteen years, this South African-born artist and SCI Member has also donated them to our Australian SCI Down Under Chapter, as effective fundraisers. Since first meeting him at one of our annual Expos in the 1990s, I’ve followed his career, admired his art and, on occasions, watched him creating it. Continue reading The Art of David Southgate

Art of the Hunt – The Bronzes of Mike Barlow

Mike and Tracy Barlow at the 2012 SCI Convention
Mike and Tracy Barlow at the 2012 SCI Convention

Mike Barlow has a simple rule that may explain why his artwork is so visually appealing to collectors. Every one of his animal sculptures originates in a first-hand encounter with the creature he’s portraying. Continue reading Art of the Hunt – The Bronzes of Mike Barlow