Finally the paintings were completed, delivered and photographed. The catalogue was at the printers and for a few days I was able to relax in Johannesburg. I visited Jackie and we talked for hours. What made it all the more enjoyable was that several days before the show opened Mark Read told me that he had already sold all of the paintings. What a relief! I would be able to attend the show opening night without any of the anxiety that comes with shows.
The Show: 30 ►
1/14 : The first painting was of Zanzibar.
2/14 : The second painting was a Kilimanjaro scene from Amboseli.
3/14 : The third painting: Moonrise over the African wilderness.
4/14 : The fourth: Mana Pools near the Sapi CHA boundary.
5/14 : The fifth painting: A Karoo landscape from my memories of the Sutherland area.
6/14 : The sixth painting: An Okavango scene near Shakawe in the Panhandle.
7/14 : The seventh painting: Elephants in the Mababe, November.
8/14 : The eighth painting: A Skeleton Coast landscape near Mowe Bay.
9/14 : The ninth painting: An aerial view of the Ruaha River near the Buhoro Flats, Tanzania.
10/14 : The tenth painting: A scene from a remote Mara Triangle campsite near the Tanzania boundary.
11/14 : The eleventh painting: A landscape from the foot of the Oloolo Escarpment in the Triangle.
12/14 : The last painting: I didn't finish it in time for the show.
13/14 : The last painting completed: A Zanzibar scene near a house my parents lived in, 1950s.
14/14 : The great moment. Paintings are hung at Everard Read in anticipation of the show opening.