Chesty the Elephant
Chesty the Elephant
Discover the captivating world of Anthony Gadd through his abstract wildlife masterpiece, "Chesty the Elephant." This original oil painting on canvas brings Africa's majestic elephants to life with vibrant colours and bold strokes.
Anthony Gadd is both a perfectionist and a free spirit. Each subject's pose and composition are chosen meticulously, resulting in artworks that are described as bold, expressive, and captivatingly unrestrained. His style encapsulates the magic of the creative process, producing powerful and tender results resonating with authenticity.
Anthony freezes fleeting moments in time through his art, capturing nature's essence in each brushstroke. The ever-changing coastal landscapes and tumultuous seas inspire his works, where contrasts of black rock and white beaches come alive with light. This artwork isn't just a visual experience; it's an invitation to immerse yourself in Africa's wilderness's raw beauty and spirit. "Chesty the Elephant" is a radiant expression of nature's vibrancy, inviting you to connect with the untamed heart of the animal kingdom.
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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