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Of all the times I’ve photographed the big cats, the only time I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time to be able to capture an action shot, was at the Johannesburg Zoo, when these two had a minor spat. It was all over in seconds, but I had managed to capture enough to be able to create an Acrylic painting from it. I gave the original away when we left Africa and kept, what turned out to be a poor photo of the original painting.

I have “remastered” it digitally to try to capture some of the feeling of the original.

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My artwork ranges from the traditional, to the slightly offbeat.

With the wildlife and landscape, paintings, I like a more photo-realistic approach, with light, colour, emotion and a sense of space, being key components.

My cartoons are a little quirky, with themes and styles varying according to mood.

My Website http://www.tomgodfrey.com.au

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Comments

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Tom…you are such a master with animals, well, with everything you do;)

  • Flatterer :) Thanks Shan and of course ditto! Love your latest creation -you’ll sell millions of those I’m sure.

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanabout 5 years ago

    I love this! Excellent work, and re-mastering! This is beautiful!

  • Thanks Lisa. Very kind of you

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Milan Hartney
    Milan Hartneyabout 5 years ago

    Wow! It is lovely!

    Milan :)

  • Thanks dad and son

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic Tom!! :)

  • thanks K man

    – Tom Godfrey

  • David Stuart
    David Stuartabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Tom.

    Have you tried a Cintiq ?

  • Cheers David. No, but I have looked at them with green eyes on the web and read reviews…one day my friend…one day :)

    – Tom Godfrey

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainabout 5 years ago

    Simply wonderful, Tom. Great job of remastering it, excellent! Ah the Cintiq… maybe when I’m rich. I’ll just have to put up with my 4×5 for now :-)

  • Thanks rar. re the cintiq – ditto

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Tom. As well as the lovely colours of the cats the background is stunning!

  • Thanks Lynda. I’m glad you like it.

    – Tom Godfrey

  • David Stuart
    David Stuartabout 5 years ago

    You and me both mate. The toonies I know who have one rave about them. Wacom have a stand at this years cartoon equivalent of the acadamy awards (The Stanley’s) so I hope to test drive one. The price if you look around carefully is around $2000 AUD for the 21" Rumour has it the price will drop dramatically next year when the Cintiq is superseded. Can’t imagine what by.

  • Where are the Stanleys held? I’ll have to sell a lot of paintings to be able to afford one of those, so I’d better get cracking :) Thanks David – the dream comes before the actualisation, so you never know.

    – Tom Godfrey

  • JoBaby13
    JoBaby13about 5 years ago

    A superb work of art Tom….. a great piece!

  • Thanks JoBaby, much appreciated

    – Tom Godfrey

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 5 years ago

    many congrats on your feature,dawn

  • Thanks dawn

    – Tom Godfrey

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