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The Giraffe Who Was Taller than the Sun

The Giraffe Who Was Taller than the Sun

Ann Gadd

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"The Giraffe Who Was Taller than the Sun" is a striking artwork that portrays a giraffe towering over the sun. The title captures the imagination and playfully challenges the natural order of things.

Ann Gadd's artistic evolution is apparent as she has transitioned from a more intricate expressionistic style to a recent approach characterized by naivety and a touch of surrealism. This transformation is marked by the shift from exuberant brushstrokes to a textured, mature technique. While her style has evolved, her unique sense of colour remains, now enriched by her artistic experience.

Her occasional infusion of whimsical humour, exemplified in the "Ambitious Sheep" series, adds a delightful layer to her evolving style. Ann Gadd's work has been exhibited extensively locally and internationally as a famous contemporary artist, showcasing her ability to blend diverse themes and styles. Her art continues to captivate audiences, solidifying her position as a significant presence in the contemporary art scene.

About Artist

"We are the canvas and, as such, are both the creator and the creation."

Ann Gadd's artistic career started in childhood when she scrawled her first artwork in crayons across her bedroom wall. 

Today she is one of South Africa's most beloved and prolific artists – with her paintings in celebration of Africa's wildlife and landscapes lighting up spaces around the world. 

"I think people connect with the unique style of my work," she says. "In a world where wildlife paintings are generally super-realistic and conventional, both in colour and approach, I take a fresh, bold, colourful approach."

Born in Gauteng, South Africa, in 1958, Gadd moved to Cape Town when she was four years old. After studying graphic design and working with two art teachers, she worked as an art director at advertising agencies for more than 20 years.

In 1997 the South African Society of Artists named her the Best Acrylic Artist, which encouraged her to pursue her professional artistic and writing careers (she's since authored or illustrated more than 20 books). Since her first solo exhibition in 2002, she has exhibited in London, at the Johannesburg Art Fair, the Florence Biennale, Art at Five (Brighton, UK), the Glasgow and Edinburgh Art Fairs, and many other SA and international exhibitions. 

Gadd works from her studio in Cape Town, where she lives with her artist husband, a wildly enthusiastic retriever, and two over-indulged, rather grumpy cats.

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This safe and cost-effective packaging is our preferred packaging option. We'll remove the canvas from the stretcher frame and roll it up into this sturdy and protective cardboard tube for shipping. Upon delivery, simply have the canvas re-stretched at your local framer.FLAT-PACKED / BOXED
We package the artwork on its stretcher frame or in a frame. The artwork is securely bubble-wrapped and packed into a sealed cardboard box. This option offers good protection of your artwork while in-transit, without the additional cost associated with custom-crating.


We build a custom-crate specifically to provide the best protection for your artwork. However, it's also the most costly option. We recommend custom-crates for the transportation of fragile artworks such as sculptures, ceramics and very large painting

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In the unlikely event that you are not entirely satisfied with your art purchase, we offer you additional peace of mind with our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. Our full money back 10 day Return Policy applies for online purchases only. If you feel you need to return your artwork, for whatever reason, you can notify us within 10 (ten) days of your purchase, return the item to us and receive a full refund.

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  • Certified Authentic Art

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  • Established in 1987

    Established in 1987

  • World Wide Delivery

    World Wide Delivery

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