In his oil painting “Dappled Respite” Gordon wanted to portray the midday heat in Africa, the welcoming dappled shade, the entanglement of branches as if writhing in the agonising heat, providing shelter and respite for a confusion of guinea fowl. The painting is a study of highlight and shadow, of dapple and dot and the beauty and elegance of the hardy guinea fowl.
Gordon Pembridge is a signature member of Artists For Conservation and an Associate of the SAA Society Of Animal Artists. He was born in Kenya and spent his first ten years there. As a young boy he was lucky enough to experience the wilds of Africa and, along with many an adventure in the bush, Gordon has developed a passion for natural history. To this day Gordon still feels the incredible longing for the bush in Africa and travels there as often as he can for new adventures, reference material and inspiration.