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Zebra by Peter Pharoah
Zebra by Peter Pharoah
Zebra by Peter Pharoah
Zebra by Peter Pharoah

Zebra by Peter Pharoah
Zebra by Peter Pharoah
Zebra by Peter Pharoah
Zebra by Peter Pharoah

Zebra by Peter Pharoah
Zebra by Peter Pharoah
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African Horizons by Peter Pharoah

The zebra is one of the most distinct of all African symbols and Peter has always been very cautious about painting the more common or 'typical' African themes...

“As I watched the herd grazing, I observed their fascinating markings that appear to have been painted onto their bodies, their legs disappearing in the mirage forged by the intensity of the bushveld sun.

Occasionally, one of them turns a black and white face lazily in my direction, as if to acknowledge me briefly then continues grazing without trepidation or fear. The serenity of the moment is captured in the stark stillness of the blistering heat. It is moments such as these that draw me back into the heart of Africa year after year.”

The zebra is one of the most distinct of all African symbols and Peter has always been very cautious about painting the more common or 'typical' African themes. In many cases, paintings of these subjects can appear contrived and almost 'clichéd', so he approaches the subject with the intention of creating an artwork that would fill the imagination with the richness of Africa in all its forms.

Beginning with a burnt sienna background, he sketched the animals’ coats creating amazing designs which, while almost abstract, were still obviously identifiable as a herd of zebra. Drawing with raw simplicity his initial sketch made it unnecessary to show the entire animal - just a couple of stripes, here and there, hinting at the herd grazing peacefully in the bushveld plains. Once again, his bold use of colour defines the subject and helps to emphasise the heat and dust of Africa - The simplicity of the design, together with the rich colours and interesting textures all coalesce in his unique interpretation of one of the most intrinsic images of Africa.

Peter works from reference gathered on regular trips around Africa. The image which inspired this artwork came from reference collected at Mkhuzi Game Reserve in Northern Kwazulu Natal in April 2005 while the black and white and sepia tinted photos were taken on a trip to Black Rhino Private Reserve in the Pilanesberg in February 2013.

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