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"Breaking Cover" by Guy Combes

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"Breaking Cover" by Guy Combes
       

Breaking Cover
by Guy Combes

Safari Tip #8 – Sighting a Leopard: “My mantra on safari for sighting leopards is one taught to me by my father,” relates Guy Combes. “Don't look for a large cat with spots because that's not what you will see. At any distance over 100 feet the spots begin to lose their definition and magically blend into whatever background the cat resides. If you are in bright-green Aberdare cloud forest or dry warm savannah, it makes no difference.

“What you must look for is a large brown almost invisible cat. The only thing that will give him away (and he'd get rid of it if it wasn't for its usefulness as a counterbalance when climbing trees) is the bright white tip at the end of his tail, which he twitches and waves around like he's trying to shake the damn thing off.”

Another rare sighting is to watch a painting come together from beginning to end in under two minutes. Guy Combes has provided that for Breaking Cover, which you can view by clicking below.  If you’ve come this far, don’t miss it.

It is exciting to watch an artist create and while our process may be far more technical, it’s magical in its own way as well. In the end, the only way you could possess a finer version of the Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Canvas Breaking Cover would be to own the original itself. But don’t wait too long because with an edition of only 30, spots won’t be the only thing making this leopard hard to find! 


"Breaking Cover" by Guy Combes

Sizing & Pricing

Greenwich Workshop
Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

Limited to 30 s/n.
28"w x 17"h.
$395





About Guy Combes

Guy Combes was born in Kenya in 1971, the son the late wildlife artist Simon Combes. His art background came not just from his father but an interest in exploring different forms of media and commercial application.  His education included sculpture and design at college in England where he also majored in history of art. He returned to Kenya in 2001 and quickly rekindled his love for Africa and her wildlife, becoming involved in a number of conservation causes for which he now tirelessly campaigns including Soysambu Conservancy―his Kenyan home―and preserving the rich mosaic of biodiversity in the Great Rift Valley.

Guy has been Artist-in-Residence at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, New Jersey since 2006 and this have given him the opportunity to reach an American audience, not just with his art, but his experience of Africa. He is a signature member of both Artists for Conservation and the Society of Animal Artists from whom his work has been awarded and accepted into national museums and tours. He regularly revisits Kenya where he leads expeditions for artists and groups of conservation biology students from the U.S. He has also regularly lectured at zoos and universities on the East Coast including Yale and George Mason, with whom he has set up research programs at a facility he helped develop at Soysambu Conservancy. 

This is where he has found his niche and the future for Guy will involve his time being spent working on artistic projects that bring awareness to international audiences and developing his own field knowledge on the ground in Kenya in order to inform himself and the people he is so passionate about showing it to.



Video

The following video intro is for "Old World - New World, an exhibition of wildlife art by Guy Combes and Andrew Denman" at Nature in Art, Gloucestershire, which was held August 7-26, 2012




 

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