South Africa inspiration

To me African art has so much colour and there is something about it that reflects the people. In order to get my band of merry ladies into the mood we visited the Elizabeth Gordan Gallery. Here we came across an artist I knew they would fall for. Barbara Sidele.

And yes you guessed it – Mouse Angelo got involved..

A highlight of our painting holiday is a stay at a safari lodge. To get everyone into the mood I arranged a visit to Barbara’s studio. Having bought her inspirational book and a morning in her studio, inspiration is at an all time high.

A Barbara Sidele painting

While we were busy talking ‘arty things’ Mouse Angelo was getting to grips with the local wildlife.

Sitting quietly in the sun a millipede took a fancy to our artful boy
Just in time, he made his escape.