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Time Out (horizontal) | Leopard

By Sue Dickinson

  • This is a limited edition print of an original watercolour painting of a leopard in a tree, titled Time Out (Horizontal orientation) by South African wildlife watercolour artist Sue Dickinson.

    Following the ever-growing popularity and collectability of Sue’s original watercolours, twenty-six 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.

  • Sue Dickinson was a South African artist who created paintings and prints depicting African wildlife. Her original paintings are in art collections around the world, and also feature in a prestigious collection of rare South African postage stamps.

    Sue’s original paintings, wildlife prints and etchings are minimalist and elegant, concentrating exclusively on the animal, using empty white space to convey the open expanses of Africa. Sue studied B.A. (Fine Arts) at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the University of South Africa in the early 1980s. After that, she studied Graphic Design at Johannesburg Technikon, and pursued a career in design and advertising, running her own graphic design studio for several years. She began painting on a full-time basis in 1993 and concentrated on wildlife art from 2000 onwards. 

    Sue’s preferred painting medium was watercolour. This highly under-rated medium is widely acknowledged by artists to be the most difficult. “There is no room for error with watercolour – because once it’s on the paper, it is almost impossible to remove. Consequently, I work carefully and accurately. I’m not attempting to reproduce reality, therefore I want to work fairly loosely too,” she said.
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