Warthog

Steve Nayar - Warthog - 90 x 90 - Oil on Canvas

Warthog

Steve Nayar

Title
Warthog
Artist
Steve Nayar
Artwork Category
Earth's Wild Beauty
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Artwork Size (cm)
90 x 90 cm

Price
£3,000

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION:

Steve Nayar describes what inspired him to create his oil painting “Warthog”. “I think warthogs have charisma! They like wallowing to cool down and remove pesky insects. If there is not enough water for wallowing, they allow banded mongoose or vervet monkeys to give them a quick groom. As a boy, if my bath water was too hot, Dad used to chant ‘be as brave as a warthog when he first enters his den’ as I gingerly lowered myself in.”

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Steve Nayer enjoys painting wildlife at this unenviable time in our history, when we are losing species at an alarming rate. If just one of his works can raise awareness of their plight, or if through its sale he can raise some funds for conservation, then he believes it will have been worthwhile. In each painting, Steve seeks to reflect something of the creature’s inherent beauty. If his painting can create some emotional engagement with the audience then, as a wildlife artist, he feels he is achieving his goal.