A lioness stands alert on a granite outcrop, eyes piercing the distant horizon. At her feet, two cubs are asleep; her associates lie listlessly in the noonday heat under an overhanging tree, while the sun blazes overhead. It is stifling, an occasional puff of hot wind stirs the air, and the warning trill of a go-away bird echoes from afar.
Garth Swift has been a wildlife artist for over 25 years. Growing up in Zimbabwe gave him access to incredible lifelong experiences interacting with wildlife and this has been expressed in his interest in painting and drawing. Over the years, he has exhibited in art shows, starting with Christie’s Auctions in 1998/1999 and then in the US market. Swift’s goal is to always do the best possible artwork he can and to create awareness of nature’s fragility through our constant intervention.