Moonrise by Alison Nicholls © 2014

Moonrise – Painted Dogs – by Alison Nicholls.

Here is my latest piece of art depicting Painted Dogs or African wild dogs. To me it seems perfectly natural to use pinks, purples and blues to paint these fascinating and most social of predators. Why? Because these colors evoke evening, dusk and on this occasion, even moonlight. Moonrise was painted using only 2 colors, manganese blue and quinacridone magenta. Both…

Victoria Falls by Nigel Nicholls © 2013

The Smoke that Thunders by Alison Nicholls.

The Smoke that Thunders. Mosi-oa-Tunya. Or, as you may know it, Victoria Falls. These spectacular falls are where the mighty Zambezi River tumbles over sheer cliffs on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. I have visited many times over the years and it never fails to impress. Viewing from the Zimbabwe side, standing opposite the falls you can look…