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Giraffe Duo - Vertical | Art Print by Sue Dickinson

Sue Dickinson

SDLE-135VL-L

This is a limited edition art print of an original watercolour painting of a giraffe pair standing tall, entitled Giraffe Duo (vertical orientation), by South African wildlife watercolour artist Sue Dickinson. 

Following the ever-growing popularity and collectability of Sue’s original watercolours, 26 of her best artworks have been hand-selected for an exclusive Limited Edition Series. Signed and individually numbered, available in various sizes on canvas and acid-free paper. Honouring the delicate quality and refinement of each original painting and using only the very best modern technology and materials available, this image has been reproduced using the giclée (zhee-clay) method – the highest quality reproduction of an original available and archival for at least 150 years.

Recognised as one of South Africa’s foremost Wildlife Animal Watercolour Artist, Sue Dickinson’s work is highly regarded and collected the world over. Sue has also been awarded membership of the Society of Animal Artists, based in New York, USA, internationally recognised as being the benchmark of wildlife art and artists.

"There is no room for error with watercolour – once it is on the paper, it is almost impossible to remove. I work carefully and accurately, but I'm not attempting to reproduce reality so I want to work fairly loosely too. It is important for the viewer to be able to see the mark of the artist, the journey I have taken on the page."

The composition of each artwork is critical, based upon the law of proportion known as the "Golden Mean" - an aesthetic principle used by the ancient Greeks. Focusing on the animal itself, Sue’s experience has taught her that "what you leave out is just as important as what you put in". To this end, you will notice the purposeful and very impactful negative space surrounding each of her artworks. Her stark, clean images concentrate exclusively on the animal and convey the wide-open spaces of Africa.

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About the Artist

Born: 1956 – KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sue Dickinson studied B.A. (Fine Arts) at the University of the Witwatersrand from 1981-1983. After running her own graphic design studio, she elected to paint full-time in 1994. She became an "Associate Member" of the Watercolour Society of South Africa (AWSSA) in 1995.

Recently, Sue was awarded membership of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA). Sue's work appears on several South African postage stamps, including airmail tags commemorating the discovery of Thulamela, the world-famous archaeological site in the Kruger National Park. Her South African artwork is in private and corporate collections in South Africa, England, Germany, Italy, France, USA, Hong Kong, Brazil, Holland and Australia. Her optimism about all things African is celebrated in paintings such as "Days of Miracle and Wonder", which was a finalist in the Winsor & Newton Millennium Painting Competition.

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Artwork Style & Format

The composition of Sue Dickinson's South African wildlife art is critical; based upon the law of proportion known as the "Golden Mean" - an aesthetic principle used by the ancient Greeks. This South African artist’s focus is the animal itself.

Artist Sue Dickinson’s experience has taught her that "what you leave out is just as important as what you put in". Her stark, clean watercolour wildlife artworks concentrate exclusively on the animal and convey the wide-open spaces of Africa.

Sue's preferred painting medium is watercolour. This much under-rated medium is widely acknowledged by artists to be the most difficult. "There is no room for error with watercolour - once it is on the paper, it is almost impossible to remove - so I work carefully and accurately. I'm not attempting to reproduce reality, so I want to work fairly loosely too. It is important for the viewer to be able to see the mark of the artist, the journey I have taken on the page. I don't want a slick look."


Artwork Exhibitions

Sue Dickinson has exhibited her artwork extensively in South African art galleries such as Gallery on the Square (Sandton), Everard Read Gallery (Johannesburg and Cape Town), Vineyard Gallery (Franschhoek), and African Window Gallery (Pretoria) and has taken part in many group art exhibitions. She has also exhibited art in Italy, France and the USA.

Her art exhibitions include:

  • From Africa to the Amazon Wildlife Exhibition and Sale, Air Gallery, London, 2003
  • South-eastern Wildlife Art Exposition, Charleston, USA, 2002, 2003
  • Florida Wildlife Art Exposition, Sarasota, USA, 2003
  • Western Visions, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
  • Wildlife Art Gallery, Orlando, USA, 2003
  • Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, SA
  • Christies Wildlife Art Auction, London
  • African Window Museum, Pretoria, SA, 1998
  • Norscot Manor Gallery, Sandton, SA, several exhibitions

Sue Dickinson’s South African wildlife watercolours can also be found in the following collections:

  • Ivory Lodge
  • Royal Malewane Lodge
  • Singita Lodges
  • Anglo Gold
  • Gold Fields of South Africa
  • IFM International
  • First National Bank
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • HRH Queen Elizabeth II
  • Nelson Mandela

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