Zambi is a wildlife retreat for Australia’s ‘unwanted’ big cats. I go there to paint.
One afternoon this lion, rescued as a cub and hand rasied, lounged next to his keepers as they chatted. They are part of his pride. He, however, stared at me unnervingly. I felt like chicken dinner. So much power and dormant kinetic energy!
Painted with watercolour and exploring texture - parts of the painting are - like his species - fading, disappearing away ...
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20% from the sale of this painting will be donated to Zambi.
Mixed Media - watercolour and gesso on deep edge canvas
Sealed with UV protective varnish
76 x 61cm
3.5cm deep edge