Top of the Pile | Dung Beetle
Top of the Pile | Dung Beetle
Following the ever-growing popularity of Vincent’s highly detailed pencil sketches, 24 of his best works have been hand-selected to represent this Limited Edition Series. Signed and individually numbered, available on acid-free paper and canvas. 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.
An avid admirer and observer of nature and the outdoors, Vincent loves to spend time in the wild bushveld of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana to study and photograph the magic and splendour that is the African bush. These first-hand experiences provide creative inspiration and an abundance of source material for originating future new works.
“Pencil is my medium of choice because it is an extremely direct medium which satisfies my desire to express the deep contrasts and textures of my subjects. I aim to capture those moments which represent the essence of the African outdoor experience. I am inspired by the textures of nature and pencil allows me to incrementally and sometimes painstakingly carve those textures out of my paper. Each piece is a representation of my own personal experience and I always endeavour to experience everything that I draw.”
Raised on a farm in Zimbabwe, Vincent Reid's first inkling that his artistic talent might be exceptional came early. "Before I was ten years old, an art teacher took me and some of my drawings around to the other classes, saying 'Look at this!'"
Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe, in 1970, Reid finished his schooling in Harare before studying interior design and working in the exhibition and events industry for 18 years. He moved to sub-tropical Durban in 2003 and in 2011, dived into a full-time artistic career.
Reid draws from his own photographs, which he collects on regular travels with his family to the wild bushveld of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. "I quite enjoy it when people are drawn in without realising they're looking at a pencil drawing; it means I've captured the creature's soul, maybe even the trees."
In 2014 Reid was named a finalist in the UK's David Shepherd Wildlife Conservation Artist of the Year competition. He has exhibited in South Africa, Australia, Germany, the USA, and the UK, and in 2022 was visited at his studio in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, by Governor of the Falklands Islands Nigel Phillips. The latter had heard about his work from family members.
With his pencil artworks growing in popularity, Reid has released a limited-edition print series of giclée works (the highest-quality reproduction of an original, archivable for at least 150 years), available in various sizes on acid-free paper or canvas.
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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.
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