This post is coming to you all the way from the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, where I’m running an Art Safari Workshop with my friend and renowned wildlife photographer, Nick Garbutt.
The workshop combines early morning and late afternoon game drives (to take advantage of the best light and conditions for wildlife observation, sketching and photography) with practical demonstrations and tuition. We cover observational technique, field sketching, sculpture and photography. The aim of the workshop is to help participants translate what they see in the field into photos and sketches, then finally into finished pieces of photographic or sculptural art.
Whenever I run one of these workshops I’m always amazed at what the participants are able to produce. Being totally immersed in the experience of observing, photographing and modelling the animals enables them to take their skills to a completely new level. We live and breathe wildlife art for the duration of our visit. Elephants even wonder through the lodge where we stay!
I will be running this workshop next year. Please contact me if you’d like to be kept informed or sign up for my newsletter to receive all my latest news and advance notice of workshops and other events.