An original watercolour painting of a Baboon Mother and Child by wildlife artist Sue Dickinson. The artwork is signed on paper.
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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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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