To a friend who loves cats!I had the honor and privilege last night to have dinner with a collector of my art who is also a very dear friend and present her with this field sketch from Africa. She was caught completely off guard because she had no idea that she was getting the sketch. I thought it was the least I could do since she has supported me over these many years not just with adding a few of my pieces to her collection but by telling me again and again that my work was good enough even when I thought different.
This sketch was drawn in my tent the second night after I had the great fortune to have seen two female lions just on the rim of Silale swamp which doesn't really look like a swamp. After another great day of game drives, a fantastic sunset by the fire pit with a glass of wine at Kikoti Camp and a superb dinner I went back to my tent to do a little sketching. The funny part about this little story was that I was awoken early in the morning, 4:30am, by a very loud running, pouncing sound followed by a great roar! I don’t know if it was a lion or not but how fantastic was it to have heard such a sound!?!