Cape Buffalo, Syncerus caffer
The adult African buffalo's horns are its characteristic feature-- they have fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield across the top of the head referred to as a "boss". They are widely regarded as one of the most dangerous animals on the African continent, and according to some estimates they gore, trample, and kill over 200 people every year.
My mission as an artist is to inspire an appreciation for and curiosity about nature and its creatures by communicating the aesthetic beauty of this planet’s amazing creatures as they really are.
It is my hope that this appreciation will result in acts of empathy & stewardship towards these incredible creatures portrayed in my paintings.