I was inspired to paint these three little guys, plus a few more of their friends, after reviewing pictures taken by family on one of their trips to South Africa. Hearing them tell their incredible stories of wild adventures and way too close for comfort animal encounters I was quickly pulled into the excitement and felt like I was right there with them.
While still riding the adrenaline wave from their tales, I decided to grab a brush and start painting. I had so much fun! I enjoyed being able to artistically recreate their expressions and watch them come to life on the canvas. Before I knew it I had enough pieces for an entire exhibit.
Who said you couldn't go on safari in the Midwest?