painting, Forest Waterhole, depicts a waterhole in the Aberdare Mountains
Conservation Area in Kenya. The area covers some 480 square miles. It
rises to a height of 14,000 feet and is home to many rare species of
animals and birds. It is an important watershed. One in three Kenyan's
livelihood is dependent upon the rainfall, rivers, forest and wildlife
of the Aberdares
waterhole I am painting actually exists at an altitude of 7,500 feet.
The many different varieties of trees include mountain olive, wild fig
(ficus), podo carpus, cedar and cape chestnut. It is unusual to see
so many different species of animal visiting a waterhole at the same
time but during my research there, I found tracks in the mud of all
of them; all except the bongo, which has become very rare.
to save the Forest
this painting will be released as a limited edition canvas and limited
edition paper print. Each commission for the Canvas Edition of Forest
Waterhole taken during Safari USA 2002 will be accompanied by this "down
to earth" original art collaboration between the endangered elephants
of Kenya and myself. The paper on which this 6" x 8" remarque
is painted is made from elephant dung. Yes, no kidding, elephant dung.
Greenwich Workshop will contribute the value of this remarque, $100,
to Rhino Ark. This organization is engaged in building a protective
fence around the perimiter of the park in which Forest Waterhole can
be found. If you would like to order the paper print, we would still
like to offer you the chance to contribute $100 to Rhino Ark and receive
this one of a kind piece of art.
ago, my brother started an annual off road rally known as the Rhino
Charge to help raise money to build the fence. Every year since then
the event has raised ever increasing amounts and this year was the first
in which I was able to compete. The fence has reached the 150 mile mark-
roughly half way.
to visit Rhino Ark.