Wildlife and bush artist Barry Thomas will on Friday at 5:30pm host an art exhibition featuring his superb nature-filled works at 5 Menorca Mews, 6 Erskine Avenue, which is off The Chase in Harare’s Mount Pleasant suburb.
The works to be showcased are of Zimbabwe’s wonderful diversity, in beautifully painted oil on canvas, wildlife and landscapes.
Thomas, who currently lives and works in Harare, was born in 1974 and was brought up on a family farm in northern Zimbabwe where, along with his two brothers and sister, the great outdoors was very prominent in their lives.
He attended Highlands Junior School and then went on to St George’s College before starting his working life in 1992 as an apprentice mechanic. He later moved onto the family farm.
In 2003 Thomas began a new career in art which coincided with a move to Durban for two years, before finally moving back to Zimbabwe. Thomas’ collection consists of skilfully rendered works that mainly depict nature and wildlife in its purest form.
•Also exhibiting at the same venue will be metal craftsman Freddy Charlie, who brings 13 years of experience in his field and specialises in brightly-beaded geckoes, frogs and butterflies.