Capturing the magnificent beauty of big game in Africa does not require bullets or cameras, only paint and canvas.
World-renowned wildlife painter Lindsay Scott has an uncanny ability to capture the majestic beauty of Africa’s biggest game animals. Collectors now have a chance to own one of Scott’s pictures through Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas. Scott, born and raised in Zimbabwe, cultivated an early love for Africa and its wildlife, a sensitivity and appreciation that surfaces in her paintings. “Anticipating the Night” features a noble leopard — one of the most rare of the big game animals — reclining on a large dead tree branch.

Lindsay Scott, “Dappled in Light,” oil on canvas, 12 x 12 in. Insight Gallery

Lindsay Scott, “In the Thicket,” oil on canvas, 11 x 15 in. Insight Gallery

There is a photographic exactitude with Scott’s works, but she does not lose her painterly touch, reminding the viewer of the artwork’s production and heightening one’s appreciation of Scott’s talent. “In the Thicket” is another outstanding example, which displays more of Scott’s brushwork. Large, full strokes characterize the grasses in the foreground, which move up the composition with a fiery energy. The subject — a brooding rhinoceros — stands at center, its piercing gaze meeting ours.

Lindsay Scott, “By Still Waters,” oil on canvas, 40 x 50 in. Insight Gallery

Scott has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Award of Excellence from the Society of Animal Artists and Best of Show at the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show.
To learn more, visit Insight Gallery or Lindsay Scott.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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