African Wildlife Art
Find affordable, original African wildlife art paintings and drawings by Belinda Marshall.
The mediums I use include:
- Chalk pastels
- Graphite and color pencil
Here, you will find African wildlife paintings and drawings that have I have been inspired to paint or draw because of their beauty and character. Included in the galleries are art commissions from clients all over the world.
African art is my love. Fortunately, living on this continent all my life has given me the advantage of seeing these beautiful animals up close and in their natural environment.
I think this fact gives my artwork the realism and natural beauty that these animals personify.
I invite you to have a look and enjoy what you see!
African Artwork: My Art and Inspiration
I live in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where I studied at the College of Applied Art and Design. I now work full-time in my studio at home and have been painting professionally for over 20 years.
My favorite animals to paint are the cat family – particularly the leopard. I also enjoy painting those zebras stripes – perhaps my enjoyment of design coming to the fore!
Even as a child I was always interested in drawing, and when I reached senior school I dropped Accounts in favor of the Art class. I am happy to say I then graduated with honors from Art College.
After taking a working holiday to the UK – I came back home and went full time into African animal artwork.
I still have in my possession, and have kept, my very first wildlife picture as a reminder of where I started!
Lots of perseverance and practice got me to where I am today!!
Original African Wall Art
With developing my knowledge of wildlife, I now have African wildlife art in private collections and permanent exhibitions worldwide.
However, this does not mean that my work is only for the wealthy, I keep it affordable and available for everyone.
I am happy to have been commissioned to submit a painting representing Zimbabwe for a children's book in America. This was an exciting project I was happy to collaborate in.
Being passionate about art, I enjoy sharing my love of creativity. It is always inspiring when I sell a piece of art or have a request for a commission. The subsequent feeling of accomplishment and sense of appreciation spurs me on to new work.
Over the years I have been very fortunate to be able to make a living from doing what I enjoy - and which brings joy into people's homes and personal lives.
However, my creative working life continues to evolve.
After all these years doing African wildlife art, I now find myself moving in a tangent to family portraits and being asked to draw the next most important love in people's lives - their pets.
Subsequently, this is challenging me in a new field, and is meaningful, as having these requests show faith in my work. It is also daunting. Getting the rendition and character of the subject correct for the client, who knows that person or pet so well, and creating an everlasting memory is of the utmost importance.
It is good to be challenged in different fields and look forward to more in the future.
I hope you enjoy looking through my website and hopefully feel a little inspired.