African Animals

Beautiful wildlife paintings of animals from all over the world. These watercolour and animal paintings make the perfect centrepiece for decor of all types.

Wildlife art inspiration, quote from the artist, James Hollis: -

“I try to regularly visit safari parks and animal sanctuaries throughout the UK to sketch, photograph, and study exotic animals from all over the world. Each one of my wildlife paintings is closely based on the animals I see during these visits.

Some of my favourite subjects are large cats in their groups. I remember watching a majestic, scarred old male lion at sunset in the tall grass with his pride of lionesses. I went to take a photo, to capture the stunning moment, but accidentally leaned on my car’s horn, startling both the lion and me only slightly spoiling the moment.

I am inspired by the wonderful BBC animal documentaries to see more animals and create even more stunning wildlife art. One of my dreams is to go to Africa to sketch and paint this wonderful continent and all its wildlife.”

- The Artist James Hollis

Here are some fun animal facts about African animals
  • Africa is home to over 1000 different species of mammal and more than 2500 bird species.
  • Giraffe have the same number of bones in their neck as humans do! They both have seven neck vertebrae each. However, a Giraffe’s vertebrae can be as long as 10 inches.
  • Ostriches lay the largest eggs compared to any other bird. The average ostrich egg is 15cm long, 13cm wide and weighs 1.4kg.
  • Lions sleep for most of the day and can rest for up to twenty hours a day.

Original animal art by British wildlife artist James Hollis. These gorgeous wildlife paintings have a chic, contemporary feel to suit any home.


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Work has sold successfully through a number of online outlets, and is also held in art collections worldwide, I have exhibited in markets, gallery’s in the uk and have also been a BBC wildlife artist finalist in two categories.

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