We know surprisingly little about this beautiful creature, whose numbers in the wild have fallen by nearly 50% in the last 15 years, due mostly to habitat loss, hunting and poaching.
"Never Look Back" has been painted directly onto a restored map of Africa dating from the 1880s. I have the original in my collection, it is badly damaged and very fragile so I scanned and digitally repaired it and have used this as the painting ground. The map has been printed on archival 300gm cotton paper, mounted on board and sealed and protected with acrylic medium and gesso. I then created my artwork using acrylic inks and paints being careful to allow the map to shine through as it is an integral part of the painting.
I have mounted the painting in a soft white textured mount and framed it in a lovely distressed chunky wooden frame.
I will ship, fully insured, via Royal Mail's next day delivery service in the UK and overseas it will be sent fully tracked and signed for with Parcelforce.
Acrylic inks, paints and medium on a restored antique map