W&N watercolour sketch on Aqua 300gsm
African Lioness (Panthera leo)

The lioness rises from her slumber, a magnificent image of strength, passion, and beauty. Her mere presence commands the landscape, protects her young, and empowers the lion.

In groups, lionesses become a creative and strategic force to be reckoned with, acting as one to change the world around them.
From ‘Lioness Arising’ by Lisa Bevere

  1. 6th April 2013 – FEATURED in African Art & Photography
  2. 5th May 2013 – FEATURED in Amazing Wildlife


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • jozi1
    jozi1over 1 year ago

    Fabulous,Maree :)

  • Thank you Jozi!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Wonderfully and beautifully illustrated Maree.

  • Thanks ever so much Jim!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • jozi1
    jozi1over 1 year ago

  • This is great Jozi! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Crista Cowan
    Crista Cowanover 1 year ago

    Beautiful little water color Maree! :-)

  • Thanks a million Crista!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    Strenght, passion and beauty!! Wonderful art Maree and congrats on the feature as well.

  • Thanks ever so much my maatjie!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 1 year ago


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  • Great news! Thank you for the feature DeeZ, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Navigator
    Navigator6 months ago

    My sign. In part, the Lioness; in part the Virgoan. An astrology friend of mine said that when people are born right o the cusp, as I was, they are often confused about who they are! HAH! I never was. I’m not quite the lioness though, but my sister is. So, of course, I’m partial to this one too! (In fact, I’m partial to them all! HAH!)

  • My sister is a Leo (13th August) and can sometimes be very Lioness-like. I myself am a Taurus (15th May) and have found that I could identify with traits at various ages in my life – one seems to grow in and out of some as time passes. Glad you like this one and thanks for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Navigator
    Navigator6 months ago

    Well, here’s the thing about astrology, Maree, you must look at the whole chart, not just where the sun was at birth, but the moon (especially for a woman as the sun represents the woman in particular, as well as emotions), and the planets. Then as the heavenly bodies keep moving, they aspect various elements of your chart as time goes by. Thus your changing experience of who you feel you are. I too, sometimes feel lionine, and other times feel very much the Virgo. Other times, I feel like my Aries moon, charging ahead. Then too, there are the hosues where each one is found. I used to interpret charts, but I don’t do it any more. I would not stake my life on it, but it is truly interesting. One friend of a friend wanted me to do his chart. So I ordered the math part of it and recieved it in the mail. As I went through it all and put it together, a repeating theme appeared – “COMMUNITY”. I thought that must be what he was dealing with. When he came over to get his reading, one of the first things he said as he stepped in the door was, “I wanted to have my chart done because I’m trying to decide whether or not I should move to another community.”!!!!! Amazing? Anyway, I dont think it’s wise to make our decisions in life based on the chart, though I think it can help us understand what we’re working with in life, and help us understand that what we go through in life has a purpose we don’t understand. There is a higher power at work there. I certainly saw that as I did charts for my friend’s friend. Makes you see life a little differently…:)) Oh, and the other thing about a chart is how the planets aspect each other. A conjunction means that two planets appear within a few degrees of each other, side by side. My ex-husband and my son and I all have the same conjunction. Increidble. My astrology teacher had told me that in a family, people are often working on the same thing. The way I look at it is that this helps me accept and deal with the problems I have in life and perhaps understand them a little better. Then I rely on God for the truly amazing things that have come trhough Him. Makes life very interesting! That’s my own personal approach. And that’s my little info on Astrology. It’s fun.

  • Navigator
    Navigator6 months ago

    P.S., I have Taurus rising. It’s not uncommon that I often have Taurus friends.

  • – Maree Clarkson

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