Artist Lin Barrie lives in the Save Valley Conservancy in the south-east of Zimbabwe. This is home to endangered black and white rhinos, wild dogs, elephants, buffalo, lion and many other species.
Lin believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal can only truly be captured by direct observation. She immerses herself in her subjects, the wheeling constellations and moon phases of the night skies, the people, the droughts, veld fires and regenerating rains of Africa – all are an inspiration to Lin in creating works of art on canvas and handmade paper.
She states, “I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and I love travelling to the wilderness outposts of our world. From my field sketches, I create works on canvas, using oils and acrylics. I enjoy the immediacy of my preferred tool – an old palette knife inherited from my father to create expressive strokes”.
Lin Barrie’s work is in various collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States of America