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Rothschild Giraffe, Nakuru Park

by Guy Combes

With only several hundred animals remaining, the Rothschild Giraffe, also known as the Baringo or Ugandan Giraffe, is the second-most endangered giraffe subspecies on earth.Only a handful locations on earth can boast a Rothschild Giraffe population, including Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya, where artist Guy Combes makes his home.

Combes’ father, artist Simon Combes, was instrumental in Lake Nakuru National Park for Rhino Rescue, which was responsible for fencing off the park to protect a newly introduced population of white and black rhinoceros.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Guy has been a part of committee action and has helped his stepmother, Kat, to continue this very important work. The results of Guy’s impressive efforts in the worlds of conservation and wildlife art will be featured in the Artists for Conservation Foundation’s first annual juried exhibition this coming September.The exhibition will be held at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, where Guy is currently Artist in Residence.

MasterWork™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 50 s/n.
15"w x 45"h (unstretched).
$595
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Arriving June 2008

 



The Last Elephants

by Simon Combes

Years ago, Simon Combes wrote in his diary: “‘Africa’s Elephants in Danger of Extinction!’ I was stunned by the cataclysmic headlines in 1989. With the elephants’ plight uppermost in my mind, I decided to paint as large a canvas as my small studio would accommodate. Visually, the painting would ask the question, ‘Where are the elephants going? There must be uncertainty and bleakness to symbolize the imminent tragedy. “The line of elephants winds its way over the ridge, perhaps traveling from a lush valley into a dry, inhospitable environment epitomized by a tree’s skeleton and sparse tufts of sun-bleached grass struggling for survival in the infertile ground. Perhaps only in such a stark wilderness can the last of the elephants survive the predations of man. ”Twenty years later, elephants are still at risk for extinction, but there have been some steps in the right direction: shortly after Simon Combes read those alarming headlines, the United States government imposed a ban on commercial import of elephant ivory and many other countries followed suit. Unfortunately, the elephants are not safe as yet and it is up to us to protect them and their habitat.

MuseumEdition™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 75 and numbered.
62"w x 27"h (unstretched).
$1950
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Arriving May 2008


Also by Simon Combes...


Eyes of Warning
by Simon Combes

MasterWork™ Anniversary Edition Canvas