19 3/4″ x 13 7/8″, Paper Print, 650 SN & 76 AP, $145.00 suggested retail
22″ x 15″, Giclee Canvas, 180 SN & 40 AP, $595.00 suggested retail
“The painting is based on memories I have from a trip to Africa. Botswana is like how the adventurers discovered it: wild and vast, with an abundance of wildlife.
We did a four-day trip on the back of an elephant, watching wildlife. (This is a different experience than from a four-wheel drive vehicle.) Our elephants were tame and trained to do their job.
In Kruger National Park (South Africa), elephants are too abundant and numbers are killed regularly to save habitat for other wildlife. Indeed, those giants can destroy complete areas, getting down lots of trees to reach the leaves. When a group is killed, they save the babies, which are sent to zoos all over the world.
The manager of our elephant camp got seven of those calves to train them to later do the job with tourists on their back. So we were always surrounded by those youngsters, which was great when we didn’t see other wildlife.
The four days in the company of those babies gave me the big desire to portray the relationship of an elephant cow and her calf. The result is this painting.” – Carl Brenders
Baby Mine is available.
Carl Brenders Biography
As a student of the Fine Arts Academy of Antwerp, Brenders honed his skills of high-realism. His career began while illustrating animals for publications such as Nature’s Hidden World. This book teaches with stunning detail the habits and habitats of the creatures of the European countryside. Therefore it was perfect for an artist to truly understand his subject. It was only natural to progress into the fine art world. Indeed he became one of the finest painters of the natural world.
Carl Brenders’ paintings receive awards in numerous art shows and can be found in many prestigious collections. He is collected by The Ford Collection, The National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Woodson Art Museum. His accolades include the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, SC. The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY and Bennington Center for the Arts, VT.