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Guy Combes - The Constant Gardener -  LIMITED EDITION CANVAS Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          The Constant Gardener
by Guy Combes

$495.00

LIMITED EDITION CANVAS
Limited Edition of: 50
Image Size: 28"w x 21"h.
Published: January 2012



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"In the thick high altitude forest of the Aberdare National Park in Kenya, a favorite of mine because it is so seldom visited by tourists, it is not uncommon to come round a corner and startle a bull elephant such as this one," says artist Guy Combes. "My proximity was so immediate that I was almost able to see the thought processes in his eyes going from surprise to indignance, as he brought himself to full attention raising his head and looking down his trunk at me. I was able to snap a couple of shots before beating a very hasty retreat as indignance turned to rage and a charge was imminent."


Guy Combes
Guy Combes was born in Kenya in 1971, the son of artist Simon Combes. After studying in Kenya for several years he moved to the United Kingdom to continue his education. While in school he developed an interest in visual art. He studied at art college in Cheltenham, then at the Inchbald School of Design. After a short stint as a consultant, Guy diverted his attentions to the catering and licensing trade while painting commissions and design work. Guy is now based in Kenya, where he manages tourist lodges and continues to paint commissions and works for exhibition. In November 2006 he began a program as artist-in-residence at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, New Jersey. His current interests are the history and culture of the Swahili coast of Africa and the diverse wildlife of Kenya. Throughout 2006 Guy visited Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe and the United States and will include observations from these trips in his portfolio.

 

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