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FALKLAND ISLANDS. Knowing the nature through the artworks by Leigh-Anne Wolfaardt
24/11/2011 09:57:16

One of the many ways to raise awareness for the status of the nature is through the medium of art.  Leigh-Anne Wolfaardt is an artist currently living and working in the Falkland Islands. She is passionate about translating the beauty and diversity of the natural world into fresh and innovative art. She has a particular interest in the wild and spectacular environments of islands. Leigh-Anne uses a range of media and techniques in her artwork, from loose and colourful pen and ink artwork, to detailed technical drawings, scraperboard, linocuts, oil-on-canvas paintings and sculptures. Her latest commission has been a fascinating journey into life and history of the farming community of the Falkland Islands. As she writes on her blog, ‘Camp life’ is a kaleidoscope of colour and stories, depicting activities such as the gathering and shearing of sheep, wool- spinning, horse-racing, sailing, dancing the ‘Benny two step’, playing musical instruments and enjoying a dram around the peat stove, while the birds swirl in the skies above and the seals and dolphins frolic in the waters that also teem with fish.
 
For more information, please visit her website:  www.leighwolfaardt.com

Image: Leigh-Anne Wolfaardt. Camp Life, 2011. Acrylic and oils on canvas, Size 76.2 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy the artist

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