"Campfire Cohorts" - Giclee Print by John Seerey-Lester

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"Campfire Cohorts" - Giclee Print by John Seerey-Lester
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"Campfire Cohorts" Giclée canvas print by John Seerey-Lester.


12" x 16", edition size - 100 s/n


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Giclée canvas print by John Seerey-Lester that is signed and numbered by the artist.

Size: 12" x 16", edition size - 100 s/n

Unframed

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"The camp traditionally, is a place to relax and unwind and recover from the stress, and aches and pains of a hopefully fruitful day of hunting. In early East Africa, as in India, these camps were superbly equipped and clients lacked for very few of the comforts of home. The finest china and silver-wear was used. Champagne was an essential. So too was caviar, both of which were carried into the bush at great expense. By 1904, Victor Newland and Leslie Tarlton, who were probably the first to bring white hunters together professionally, had been outfitters for only a year, but had gained a fine reputation. Everything was first class, this meant Goanese cooks, Somali gunbearers, Swahili porters and the very best trackers.

In my painting I have envisaged two clients (center and right) with their white hunter (left). They have probably had a sumptuous dinner and have now moved round the campfire to enjoy cigars and brandy and tell tall stories. The two clients are shown to be less at ease round the campfire. Indeed, it might well be the first such experience for the hunter on the right, still formerly clad in his new Nairobi made-to-measure-in-a-day clothes. A bottle of brandy is being passed round which they have put into their coffee. No doubt, the white hunter is telling them what they can expect over the next few weeks or months. For now, they are campfire cohorts, on equal ground - their ability as yet not put to the test."

John Seerey-Lester

About The Artist - John Seerey-Lester - Wildlife Artist 

John Seery LesterWith work hanging at the White House and in permanent, private and Museum collections, throughout the world, John Seerey-Lester has become one of the most renowned of today’s wildlife and historic artists.John has had over 400 different limited edition prints produced over the years, which led to him being one of the most sought after artists. John has gained a reputation over the years for producing images with a narrative and which are both mysterious and mystical.

He has been chosen to exhibit works in the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s “Birds in Art” and “Wildlife: An Artist’s View”, shows each year since 1983 and his paintings are in their permanent collection. He has been made Master or Featured Artist for nearly every major wildlife art show over the years. He has also displayed in several other Museums such as the Gilcrease Museum, and National Museum of Wildlife Art, and in many other permanent collections such as Bennington Center for the Arts, and Nature in Art Museum. John is on the board of The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the Board of Artists for Conservation, and has a regular column in Sporting Classics Magazine.

John and Suzie Seerey-Lester returned from Canada as proud recipients of the prestigious Simon Combes Award for Conservation. The Seerey-Lesters have been involved in raising funds for conservation for over 30 years. John has raised millions of dollars personally to save African and American wildlife and habitat. Both devote a large amount of time every year raising funds for their favorite groups.

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