Arrow the Wild Dog
Arrow the Wild Dog
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Anthony Gadd's abstract wildlife masterpiece, "Arrow the Wild Dog." This original painting on canvas presents a vibrant depiction of the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), known for its distinctive markings and untamed spirit.
Anthony Gadd's creative process is a testament to his perfectionist nature. Every aspect, from the subject's pose to the composition, is chosen with meticulous care. His artistic style has been described as bold, expressive, and unrestrained—qualities that shine through in his work. He embraces the magic of "happy accidents," infusing each piece with spontaneity and a fresh perspective.
Within the bold strokes and intricate details of his art, Anthony captures fleeting moments in time. His ability to balance power and sensitivity gives life to his subjects, breathing creativity and authenticity into each brushstroke. His artworks are more than mere paintings; they are glimpses into the soul of the wild.
The ever-changing coastal landscapes and harsh beauty of the sea profoundly inspire Anthony. His art reflects the contrasts—black rock against white beaches, the shifting sea colours—that characterize these surroundings. His keen observations and vivid memories form the foundation for recreating these dynamic moments in his studio.
"Arrow the Wild Dog" is more than an artwork; it's an invitation to witness the untamed spirit of Africa's wilderness. Anthony Gadd's skilful portrayal allows you to experience the wild dog's essence, surrounded by a burst of vivid hues. Let the canvas transport you to a realm where art mirrors nature's vivid diversity and raw beauty.
Anthony Gadd has had a passion for art since his early school days in the Eastern Cape. A childhood spent roaming farms and interacting with wildlife gave him a deep respect for his environment, which he now translates into his South African landscape paintings.
A perfectionist at heart, Anthony Gadd chooses each subject's pose and composition with careful care and consideration. But whether capturing intimate portraits of South African wildlife, an unspoiled landscape, or the sea's wildness, his work leaves room for surprise and playfulness.
"My style has been described as loose, bold, and expressive. I treasure the 'happy accident' which brings gesture and freshness to each piece I create."
"I think I've matured from my original, more realistic style to become looser and more abstract." His approach includes doing most of his painting with four-inch brushes (the type used to paint a house), "so the brushwork has gesture and freshness."
Gadd has won the SA Society of Artists award for best-mixed media, holds permanent exhibitions in numerous galleries, has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, and is frequently commissioned. Gallery owners and art-lovers alike can't get enough of his unique and dynamic approach to art.
Anthony works from his studio in Cape Town, is married to artist and author Ann and has two children.
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