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Mbogo Mkuu

by Guy Combes

Any follower of wildlife art will recognize the significance of Guy Combes’ first Fine Art Limited Edition with The GreenwichWorkshop.“Mbogo Mkuu translates to ‘Chief Buffalo’ and is a painting I created as the Artist in Residence at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell,New Jersey,” says Guy.“He’s one of the Cape Buffalo I encountered at a wildlife sanctuary near my home in Kenya.While this particular animal had no connection to the death of my father, the process of creating this painting was a mountain to climb that put so much into the proper perspective.As much as any other animal, the Cape Buffalo embodies the promise of life, danger and wildness that is Africa.My father would have loved this painting.”

“By the lake, among the reeds, is where the old buffalo bulls go when they’ve been ousted from the herd.You sometimes see them in pairs or on their own,” says Combes,“but after they’ve been ejected from the herd they tend to be very defensive and aggressive. In addition to the attitude, the buffalo has evolved his fearsome horns. Buffalo are primary prey for lions and to bring down a full-grown buffalo usually takes up to three or four lions.To be able to fight them off, a buffalo needs some ammunition.”

We are pleased to welcome Guy Combes to the GreenwichWorkshop family of artists. Guy was born in Kenya in 1971 and has lived most of his life in the United Kingdom and Africa. In 2006 Guy’s travels took him to five continents in search of subject matter. His current interests are the history and culture of the Swahili coast of East Africa and the diverse wildlife of Kenya. He is a member of The Artists for Conservation Group.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 75 s/n.
30"w x 24"h.
$595 | $655 CDN | £330
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Arriving September 2007

 

 


Ebenezer and the War Horse

by Judy Larson™

"Out of the millions of horses that have shared our country's history, only a few have distinguished themselves enough for their names to be remembered. Among these select few is Ebenezer, Chief Joseph's renowned Appaloosa racehorse. Red roan in color, with large blood-red spots on his white rump, he was not the prettiest horse in the herd, but he could run like the wind. So famous was he that newspapers in Walla Walla and Lewiston, Washington recorded each time Chief Joseph rode him into town. Everyone with a good, fast horse of his own, whether frontiersman or Native American, dreamed of the day when his horse would beat Chief Joseph's Ebenezer. But, alas! Ebenezer won all his races well out in front of the best horses in the region.

The black horse portrayed in Ebenezer and the War Horse honors another of Chief Joseph's horses. Although his name has not survived through time, he was special, as well, for he was the horse that Chief Joseph chose to ride to surrender."

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 200 s/n.
24"w x 24"h.
$695 | $765 CDN | £390
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Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Print:
limited to 550 s/n.
21"w x 21"h.
$225 | $250 CDN | £130
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Arriving September 2007

 

 
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