When I take photos of animals I also memorise a feeling that will help me later express a story in a picture. That’s why it’s important I am there and take the pics myself.
When I saw the photo that Nicola took in her South African trip, I knew immediately that would become a painting. Or two.
I actually made two, small yes, and quickly painted to stay effective. I watched them grow together, allowing them to become different…
Even though I didn’t take it myself, the photo conveys a powerful story and the composition is very effective. It proved very alive to me.
So I ‘borrowed’ it.