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Robben Island | Lighthouse

By David Bucklow

Acrylic on Canvas / 76 x 102cm
  •  This beautiful artwork by South African artist David Bucklow featuring the entrance the Robbin Island Lighthouse. It is a large original acrylic painting on canvas. The artwork is titled Robben Island Lighthouse.

    The Robben Island lighthouse was built in 1864 by Joseph Flack. It is 18 metres (59 ft) high and was converted to electricity in 1938. It is the only South African lighthouse to utilise a flashing light instead of a revolving light. The light is visible for 24 nautical miles.

    The lighthouse is the only area on the island that is not an official heritage site.

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

     

  • Acclaimed South African artist David Bucklow grew up in rural Kwazulu-Natal in the 1970s and has always loved drawing and painting the wildlife that was the backdrop to his youth.

    David Bucklow is now 
    one of South Africa's most renowned and collected wildlife artists. David first ventured into the art of portraiture but quickly became drawn to devoting his time and talents to photo-realistic wildlife paintings. David Bucklow's paintings are mostly photo-realistic and show tremendous talent and technique in the detailed treatment of his captivating wildlife art studies. Artist David Bucklow works in his chosen medium of acrylic on canvas. 

    In 2004 David Bucklow was approached to take part in the Unity Series of limited editions launched for the Nelson Mandela Trust in Switzerland as one of 87 artists selected from around the world.
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