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Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.

Skyscapes, cloudscapes; mindscapes and byscapes; The stuff I dream into……

In all my travels and wandering there is one constant, one inspiration… The all encompassing African sky above me, here in Zimbabwe……. I’ve looked at clouds From both sides now…… From Up and Down….. And still somehow It’s clouds illusions … Continue reading

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Wallpapers Wow! Lin Barrie Art hits the walls……

Wallpapers are trending, resurfacing big time!….. Covering your wall with something powerful, something soft, something you, is always fun, and if they are abstract (landscape, wind, water and sky related), they are truly timeless, I think….whether you are traveling to … Continue reading

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Classic Blue and Lin Barrie Art; Pantone Colour of the Year for 2020

thinking ahead for the New Year, 2020…. What a dreamy colour- Classic Blue is the Pantone Colour of the year for 2020…night skies, meditation and dreams abound! and it is a colour I love painting with, as you can see … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree; thinking of you all, dear family and Friends

This is truly Baobab heaven, the lowveld of Zimbabwe…. Now, at the beginning of the rainy season, multitudes of creamy white baobab flowers hang: white, frilly and pendulous from bulbous green leafed stems, Like so many slightly frumpy aged ballerinas, … Continue reading

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Marhumbini Mission in Gonarezhou; Education and Elephants!

Marhumbini Mission, by Clive Stockil, Lin Barrie and Mr. Lyson Masango, with Chilo guides John, Tor and Jasper….. Insights to the history of the Marhumbini Mission and those that occupied this remote location, close to the Mozambique border in the … Continue reading

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Endangered things; Ebony and Ivory

Much as animal predators utilize their prey, we humans utilize animal parts; we wear leather shoes and belts; many of us eat animal products; we use fats and scents in cosmetic products, skins and horns in musical instruments. Thinking musical … Continue reading

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Greenland Unicorns and the Magical Alicorn – The Public Domain Review

What is a Unicorn!? Personally I think it is related to a rhinoceros! “Monoceros”, is a mythical beast first described in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History as a creature with the head of a stag, tail of a boar, elephant’s … Continue reading

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