May 22 – July 5, 2009
Traveling in Africa is a grand adventure.
These paintings, drawings and photos provide a glimpse of the beauty, life and diversity in South Africa and Botswana. Modern South Africa offers a contrast of historical Dutch colonial architecture amidst sprawling townships established during apartheid. In rural South Africa a rose farm, Summerfields, provided a taste of African hospitality. A visit to an elephant sanctuary prepped us for our safari into the bush of Botswana. In the Okavango Delta, fresh water spills out into the Kalahari Desert creating ecosystems that give life to a diverse abundance of animals. Southern Africa is an engaging landscape, an oasis of rich palettes that instantly became an addictive subject.