John Tolmay specializes in bronze sculptures of the The Cape Buffalo. As a sculptor this is by far his favorite animal to depict. This majestic bovine of the African bush features heavily in his portfolio. From the tiny Buffalo Skull Paper Weight to the powerful large-scale piece called Belligerence, the cape buffalo has always had a special place in Johns work and his life as a professional hunting guide. He has sculpted the buffalo as an adversary to man and equally as the solitary powerful animal of the thick bush. Wall mounted, or book ends or just a thought-provoking piece that reminds you of the greatest hunting adventures you had in Africa, you will find your cape buffalo sc in this masterful collection of bronze sculptures.
Georgie joined us at SEWE 2020, showing her paintings for the first time ever at an exhibition. These are the first pieces of wildlife art she has painted in an official capacity and took her 3 weeks to complete.
She came to learn, gather information and measure her work in the context of her fellow artists and what better place than the great collaborative atmosphere of the SEWE show and the charm of Charleston. The ground hornbill has already found a new home – snapped up before the show. The Cape Buffalo with the Ox Pecker and the Lioness are just now being framed so if any of you are interested in purchasing these originals please contact me directly for prices. No prints of these first paintings will be made.
The Cape Buffalo with the Ox Pecker is titled “Have You Found it Yet?” Acrylic on canvas paper and framed. Image size is: 19″ x 25.5″
The Lioness is titled “That’s Close Enough”. Acrylic on paper and framed. Image size is approx: 11″ x 15″
Georgie goes home to France tomorrow to now start painting in earnest and setting up her new website to showcase her work. I will let you know when the new site is up and running.
Click on the links below to see larger versions of the paintings.