' A distant call – African lion'
62 x 85cm
pastel - drawing on supertooth paper
I met this beautiful old male in South Africa in a private game park. He seemed to carry the tremendous dignity of his many years with such grace that I felt truly moved. There was about him a humbling kind of peace and solid presence that made me sit near him for quite a long while....just sharing his calming space. A far off unfamiliar sound reached his ears and he lifted his head to gaze into the distance...no doubt wondering at the sound even as I marvelled at his beauty.