Cattle

The relationship between man and cattle dates back thousands of years. In countries such as India cows are considered holy animals, whereas the ancient Egyptians used to worship them.  Over the centuries numerous breeds have evolved through both natural selection and careful breeding programs, resulting in the fascinating and unique characteristics of each breed.  Growing up on a farm in the Free State gave me a unique perspective into the lives of these intriguing animals.  As a child I used to have a Friesian heifer as a pet and I fell in love with their gentle and intelligent nature.  In comparison to horses they are often overlooked.   I also grew up in a family of meat lovers but later in my life I became a vegetarian and decided to use my voice as artist against the slaughtering of cattle and the use of animal meats. What I try to capture on the canvas is so much more than just an ordinary farm animal, it is a glimpse into what I perceive to be one of God's most extraordinary creations and through my paintings I hope to show people the depth and beauty of these magnificent and gentle natured animals.  



Walk beside me so that I may call you friend
Ankole-Watusi bull
Origins of breed:  Central Africa
10 x 14 x 0.5 inch (25 x 36 x 1.0 cm)
Oil on stretched canvas, unframed
Price:  ZAR 3300 (includes postage within South Africa)
Available from the artist.

The Red King
 Bonsmara Bull
Origins of breed:  South Africa
15 x 30 x 1 inch (38 x 76 x 2.5 cm)
Oil on boxed canvas, unframed
Price:  ZAR 7200 (includes postage within South Africa)
Photo by John Mullineux
Available from the artist.

Boran Bull
Origins of breed:  Northern Africa
 8 x 8 x 1 inch (20 x 20 x 2.5 cm)
Oil on boxed canvas, unframed
Price:  ZAR 1300 (includes postage within South Africa)
Available from the artist.


Texas longhorn IV
 Origins of breed:  Texas USA.  Descendants of the first cattle of the New World brought by Christopher Columbus and the Spanish colonists.
8 x 8 x 1 inch (20 x 20 x 2.5 cm)
Oil on boxed canvas, unframed
Not available.


Texas longhorn III
 Origins of breed:  Texas USA.  Descendants of the first cattle of the New World brought by Christopher Columbus and the Spanish colonists.
8 x 8 x 1 inch (20 x 20 x 2.5 cm)
Oil on boxed canvas, unframed
Price:  ZAR 1300 (includes postage within South Africa)
Available from the artist.


Texas longhorn II
 Origins of breed:  Texas USA.  Descendants of the first cattle of the New World brought by Christopher Columbus and the Spanish colonists.
8 x 8 x 1 inch (20 x 20 x 2.5 cm)
Oil on boxed canvas, unframed
Price:  ZAR 1300 (includes postage within South Africa)
Available from the artist.


Texas longhorn I
 Origins of breed:  Texas USA.  Descendants of the first cattle of the New World brought by Christopher Columbus and the Spanish colonists.
8 x 8 x 1 inch (20 x 20 x 2.5 cm)
Oil on boxed canvas, unframed
Not available.


Aramos
Nguni bull
Origins of the breed:  Northern Africa.
16 x 20 x 1 inch (40 x 50 x 2.5 cm)
Oil on stretched canvas, unframed
Price:  ZAR 5500 (includes postage within South Africa)
Available from the artist.


Timbali
Nguni calf
16 x 20 inch (50 x 40 cm), excluding frame (width of frame 10 cm)
Pastel on archival board, stylishly framed with glass
ZAR 5600 (includes postage within South Africa)
Available from the artist. 


Izra
Gir Brahman cow
Origins of the breed:  India.
16 x 20 inch (40 x 50 cm), excluding frame (width of frame 10 cm)
Pastel on archival board, stylishly framed with glass
ZAR 5600 (includes postage within South Africa)
Available from the artist.


Sarah
Young Hereford hcifer
Origins of the breed:  United Kingdom.
9 x 12 inch (23 x 30 cm), excluding frame
Pastel on archival paper.
Showcased as part of a step-by-step demo in the South African Artist Magazine, Issue 23. Original photo by John O'Neill.
Not available.



Timberaine
Nguni cow
16 x 20 inch (50 x 40 cm), unframed.
Pastel on archival board.
Not available.