Nyala Bull
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12” x 24”, acrylic, 2000

Nyala are found only in the east part of southern Africa. They are of the genus Tragelapkus, the same as the kudus and bushbucks. In a way they are part way between the majestic greater kudu and the furtive, hairy bushbuck.

They prefer thick, dry woodlands and are usually very difficult to spot among the trees and branches. That is why I chose this composition for the painting. The animal is partly concealed behind a twisted trunk that echoes the shape of the horns.