David Bucklow

Cheetah of the Night | David Bucklow

David Bucklow


This large original acrylic painting on canvas by South African wildlife artist David Bucklow.

This artwork is entitled, Cheetah of the Night.

.In an artistic style that is most definitely photo-realistic and showing tremendous talent and technique in the detailed treatment of his artworks, David’s content repertoire includes many of South Africa’s iconic landscape and seascape scenes, as well as African portraits.

However, David’s heart belongs to his magnificent and beloved wildlife paintings. Filled with colourful detail and character, each of his wildlife artworks is brought to life by the attention to detail of the animal's mesmerising eyes. 

David proudly notes: “When you get the eyes just right, the artwork comes to life and it is almost as if you can feel the animal’s stare as you walk past as if he/she is watching your every move - as they do in the wild. It’s quite special and takes me back to the wild bush every time.”

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About the Artist

Born: 1969

David Bucklow has always had a zest for portraying wildlife, even at the age of 5 when he did a crayon sketch of a lion. After completing school at Amanzimtoti  High School, he spent the next two years completing his national service in Mpumalanga.

With his natural affinity for animals, David spent his two years service as a  dog trainer. It was here that he started spending his free time sketching animals indigenous to the area. Later, David ventured into the art of portraiture. Despite this South African artist’s talent in this form of art, David started to feel that he should once again devote his time and talents to wildlife paintings. Working as a manager at a tanner left David with little time to  develop his skills as an artist, however; his early works found favour with Fine Art Portfolio.


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Art Style & Format

In a artistic style that is most definitely photo-realistic art and showing tremendous talent and technique in the detailed treatment of his mesmerising wildlife art studies, David Bucklow works in his chosen medium of acrylic and finishes each artwork with a varnish veneer for extra luster.

Art Exhibitions & Commissions

In 2004, David was approached to take part in the unity series of limited editions launched for the Nelson Mandela Trust, in Switzerland.  Although controversy surrounded the “division of the spoils”, there is no doubt  that David’s artwork was in the top five of the 87 artists commissioned worldwide.

We believe that all of his limited editions were sold out as of March 2005. Since this major breakthrough, David’s South African wildlife art has been sought after by major galleries and patrons of the art worldwide. 

Limited Edition Prints

Following the ever-growing popularity and collectability of David's original paintings, an exclusive collection of limited edition prints have been released. Twelve of his best wildlife artworks have been hand-selected to form this limited edition print series, released in various sizes on both canvas and acid-free paper.

Please contact us should you be interested in commissioning this artist.