Big Cats


Oils


Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness. Oil on board. h. 17.25" w. 20" (h43.82cm w. 50.80cm)

Out of the Darkness. Oil on board. h. 17.25" w. 20" (h43.82cm w. 50.80cm)

 

AMUR TIGER HEAD

This is an intense life-size study of a snarling Amur Tiger.

I feel this large, majestic male is not really angry or fearful in any way. He is confidently, even effortlessly, holding his ground as he stares at you from an uncomfortably close vantage point! He looms out of the evening like a brilliant sun. What a challenge to put over, in paint, his awesome power, size and raw energy! Again, painting on this scale filled me with his very real presence, and to paint him life size was thrilling. I have concentrated on his head – it is really a portrait – his body recedes into the falling darkness.

AMUR TIGER HEAD | Oil on board

h. 28.6" - w. 36" (h. 71cms - w. 91.5cms)

 

CAT PASSION

In this painting the two Tigers are engaged in fierce love-making foreplay

When two tigers engage in their mating ritual, it is a brutal business. It is hard to distinguish from a fight between two males at times. The female initiates the aggression, the male is careful and comparatively tactful. But, before the actual mating, he will overpower her and sink his teeth into her neck – this is all a necessary part of her becoming receptive to him. The foreplay is noisy and takes place at lightning speed.

CAT PASSION | Oil on board

h. 35" - w. 40"
h. 89cms - w. 101.5cms

 

Watercolour


 

Total focus on the fatal trip.

LAST GRASP

LAST GRASP


Unlike the majority of my paintings of Big Cats concerned with extreme action, here is a moment of peace, calm and tenderness.

LIONESS AND CUB

LIONESS AND CUB


Four young dogs enjoying a game.

WILD DOGS / PAINTED WOLVES

WILD DOGS / PAINTED WOLVES


The cats spin; the female, already off balance, will fall, and her calmer mate mate will take his prize.

CAT PASSION 1

CAT PASSION 1


In the pre-mating skirmish, the female is the more aggressive. The male Tiger parries and waits his time.

CAT PASSION 3

CAT PASSION 3


These pre-mating fights are second- long explosions - literally a whirlwind of fire and sparks.

CAT PASSION 2

CAT PASSION 2

Cat Passion Watercolour (1) | h. 15" w. 21" (h. 38.20cm w. 54.40cm)

Cat Passion Watercolour (2) | h. 15" w. 21" (h. 38.20cm w. 54.40cm)

 
Cheetah closing in on a Gazelle Watercolour | h. 12.75" w. 20.25" (h. 32.50cm w. 51.40cm)

Cheetah closing in on a Gazelle Watercolour | h. 12.75" w. 20.25" (h. 32.50cm w. 51.40cm)

Original Artwork & Prints 

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