The first few days of our Dazzle of Zebras Art Safari stars on the news today – here we are capturing wildlife on Art Safari in Namibia in Euronews .  I hope you enjoy watching us!

The piece starts in a cheetah sanctuary near to Windhoek where Mary-Anne Bartlett has been bringing artists into close contact with cheetahs (don’t worry, they’re friendly ones) for the past 10 years and continues towards Etosha.

The Namibia Art Safari has been a favourite with guests since Mary-Anne first brought guests there – the vast expanses of wilderness, the beauty of the different types of desert, the mountains and the sand seas and, of course, the phenomenal wildlife that Namibia offers.  The Dazzle of Zebras Art Safari is particularly exciting as the tour starts in Windhoek, travels through Etosha and lingers in the beautiful wetlands of the Caprivi Stip.

Our next Art Safari to Namibia is in February 2017.

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Travel Republic takes art to Zambia

February 3, 2016

It’s really nice to see that our Zambia Art Safari has been mentioned in the recent blog by Travel Republic as they make wonderful suggestions for how to take your interests and hobbies on holiday.  Where better than Zambia, and what could be better than painting and drawing wildlife and landscape in the sunshine? Read […]

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Resting Frigate

January 29, 2016

While we were sketching seascapes and islands from the deck in the Galapagos, sometimes the frigates would come and rest on the rigging, so close to us that it was possible to sketch them so very close.  Here’s one of Mary-Anne’s.  Their feathers had a wonderful dark red iridescence and their eyes were rimmed with cobalt […]

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The Big Draw 2014 at Art Safari

November 8, 2014

Mark Boyd, Claudia Myatt, Peta Orme, Andrew Casey and I had a brilliant day of drawing and cutting with many visitors of all ages who came to participate in The Big Draw in our studio here at Art Safari in Woodbridge.  The resulting panels would have made Matisse proud of his influence on generations of artists.  This […]

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Congratulations Laney

April 2, 2014

Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London Mon 2nd – Sat 7th Jun 2014 Congratulations to Kenya and Zambia Art Safari guest Laney Randell who has had her beautiful Rhino painting accepted by the DSWF for the wildlife exhibition at the Mall Galleries in June. We are looking forward to visiting the exhibition […]

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Maasai Surprise!

October 10, 2013

  It was a lovely surprise to open up a thank you card and discover these wonderful jumping Maasai warriors performing the adamu dance! Painted by Karen Delderfield who had a ‘magical experience’ on the Art Safari tour ‘First mix flamingo pink’ in Kenya this September, with art tutor Karen Pearson. They now have pride of place in the Art Safari […]

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Karen Pearson is looking pink – in Nakuru, Kenya

September 10, 2013

 Today the Art Safari group are leaving Nakuru National Park and heading for the Massai Mara.  When they arrived in Nakuru two prides of lions greeted them – with cubs.  The days that followed included landscapes and wildlife sketching in one of Kenya’s prettiest parks.  The flamingos are so hard to paint, as one bird […]

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Highlights from our safaris in Namibia include hearing the hum of the dunes

August 1, 2013

Highlights of Namibia are too many to count (like zebra round a waterhole, they’re all so dazzling), and in fact every tour for me has something completely new and exhilarating, but here are a few that stand out:- Hearing the hum of the dunes Painting at a waterhole at Okaukuejo in Etosha National Park – […]

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Books to read on Kenya for Art Safari: First Mix Flamingo Pink

July 12, 2013

I’m often asked which books to take out on safari, and of course this will vary from country to country.  I generally have Jonathan Kingdon’s Pocket Guide to African Mammals to hand as it’s well illustrated and has good descriptions of the wildlife we see in East Africa.  Being fascinated by the variety and colour of […]

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