This is my second rhino painting, this time a white rhino. The rhino is from a photograph taken by my friends Dave Line and Kylie Carter at an elephant orphanage in Nairobi in 2001. I have painted him in a meadow in the early morning mist among some echinacea (photographed from my garden) and painted a different colour to fit in with the surroundings.
I called him Ghost because in the photo he had wallowed in some clay or mud and it had left a sort of mardi gras skeletal mask on his face!
This painting looks different depending on what time of day it is and what sort of light is streaming through the window. Even in the dark, his face glows out of the wall!