"A Serious Conversation" has been juried in to the 2022 Sooke Fine Art Show. I watched this graceful cheetah meander through the tall grasses one morning in Kenya. She then slowly chased something for a few seconds, then stopped and lay down. I continued to photograph her for some time including when she stood up to look around, still calm and relaxed. It wasn't until some time later when I reviewed my images more closely that I discovered what I thought to be a shadow, was indeed a hare, sitting upright, face to face with the cheetah. On further examination of the next photos made of her standing up, I saw the hare sitting underneath her, in the shade by her hind legs and swaying tail as she surveyed the landscape. They simply seemed to be sharing the peaceful early morning sun on the savannah. I am so grateful to have witnessed and captured such rare and special moments between the two of them. The piece is 20" x 30", an archival print on dibond and a limited edition of 3.
I am happy to announce that I have three pieces in the Metchosin Art Pod '"Field, Fish and Forest " exhibition. The Gallery is open from 11am to 4pm, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until July 31, 2022. It is a lovely drive out to the Gallery, so please come by to see all of the works on display.
We have decided to postpone the Kenya Conservancy Safari until 2023 due to the ongoing instability of Covid-19 and it's variants as well as the uncertainty of the world events at this time. Kenya is also in the midst of a massive drought. In lieu of travelling this year, I will be sending funds to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to help in that way. Plans are being made for the Safari in 2023 around the same time and to the same places as in the previous itinerary, so please have a look at what we will offer..
I continue to show my work at Peninsula Gallery in Sidney BC and there is a large selection of my work on their website. I also have my work on display and for sale at various venues around Greater Victoria. As always, a portion of the profits from all sales goes to the BCSPCA and Wild ARC here at home, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya and this year to the Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Funds as well.
I wish everyone the very best, wherever you may be.
I have two new exhibits starting this coming week. The Peninsula Gallery will have some of my new pieces as well as some favorites on display and I will be in the Gallery on October 12 to 16 and 19 to 23/ 2021. I will also be launching my Kenya Conservancy Trip for Nov/Dec 2022 and can answer any questions and show images of where we will be going and what spectacular scenes await us.
I will also have my work on display at the New Photographers Gallery in the "Wild About Wildlife" exhibit from Oct 15 until Nov 27/2021. Please come by to see both exhibits in Sidney and say hello!
I'll be posting blogs when I have exciting new shots to share, or upcoming shows or stories about the photos that I'd like to share with you.