“These two paintings aren’t intended to be a diptych in the sense that there is a continuum or inter-action between them,” says wildlife artist Guy Combes. “More so, I wanted to convey the essence of these formidable foes of the plains separately but ‘mirroring’ each other, too. The monolithic cold dark colors of the buffalo contrast with the warm energy of the lion’s head and mane. There’s something about the power and carriage of each animal that suggests similarities between them.”
Guy Combes was most recently featured at the Society of Animal Artists exhibition and sale in San Diego, California where his painting “Leopard Lounge” was a show favorite. He is also actively involved in efforts to prevent the Tanzanian government from building a road across the northern migration routes of the Serengeti National Park.