Friends at Dusk
100% of SALE of this original pastel painting will be donated to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT)
Elephants are a huge inspiration and therefore I wanted to capture a memorable encounter will these bull elephants near Lake Manyara in Tanzania.
I concluded they must be buddies as the atmosphere was relaxed and although the pair were testing each other's strength in mock battles they were also exploring one another gently with their long, flexible trunks, (similar to a caress) in between bouts.
Combined with the soft, low rumblings that came deep within them, these elephants seemed to be content and enjoying being together.
My sketches of these interactions and descriptive notes written in my daily diary helped provide the material for this pastel painting.
Size (unframed): 71cm x 55cm
Price (unframed): £420 (inc UK postage - contact us for overseas shipping costs)