James Hitchins – Death Stare – The Cape Buffalo

Drawing, Original | 75 × 106 cm | Framed


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Black Death and The Widow Maker, formidable nicknames given to the Cape Buffalo for it’s renowned temperamental behaviour. Being one of the big five, you would be very unlucky if you were to witness the stare captured by the the artist in this white chalk artwork of this incredible beast.

White charcoal on black paper


Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Zambia with the Victoria Falls and Zambezei River on his doorstep, as a wildlife and conservation enthusiast, James Hitchins was inspired by the quiet moments outdoors. Using graphite and white charcoal, James presents the observer with a subject in a black and white medium, bringing his pieces to unusual and unexpected life. His works are a delicate play and study of light, producing imagery that allows the mind to add it’s own further vibrance, whether it is in colour, light or movement, with an uncanny and surrealist outcome.


Please note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for this artwork, and there may be additional customs charges for deliveries outside the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain at the Mall Galleries, even if sold, until the exhibition concludes on 6 July 2024.


At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.