Monday, 22 February 2016

#safariLIVE Viewer Profile: Creatures on Canvas


Retiree Mary Williams has many interests. Chief among them, safariLIVE. She has combined her love of the Djuma dam cam and the live drives, with putting paintbrush to canvas. Some of her art can be seen throughout this post.

Djuma Private Game Reserve - Mary Williams

"I love to oil paint and some of my paintings were taken from screen shots of Djuma area and of the animals." The busy Missouri resident also gardens, is the chair of the Medicine Wheel herb garden project and loves to knit and crotchet.

Kunyuma's Eyes - Mary Williams

Her passion for painting and nature is clear in her enthusiam. "I love animals. I had just started to paint on canvas and knew I really wanted to try and paint some of them. The animals are majestic and need to be saved. I just love animals," she says.

Mary cannot decide of which of the Sabi Sands regulars she would like to see most, but knows the 'Queen of Djuma', Karula, is one of them. "I would love to see a breeding herd of ellies and would love to see the wild dogs and a nyala bull and Tingana,..oh and the Birmingham Boys," she says, excitedly. As for why she wants this experience, Mary says she has "followed all these animals from 2014 and to see them in person would be a dream come true" for her. "I would love to see many of the birds too. I am a birder, so seeing a lilac-breasted roller or any of the other birds would be lovely."

Kudu Bull - Mary Williams

She believes more people should be watching safariLIVE, "because it's real, it's live and it's a wonderful learning experience". "I have learned so much about nature, animals, bugs, clouds, just everything. The presenters are so intelligent and each has their own expertise to share with us. Of course there is the humor also. It's just one of the best experiences a person can have."

If you have an interesting story to tell about your #safariLIVE experience, and would like to be featured in a future #safariLIVE Viewer Profile, contact us with your contributions, photo and video submissions at mystory@wildearth.tv. You could be interviewed next!

3 comments:

Dorothy said...

Nice pictures! My husband watches Safari Live every day, twice a day :) I have to say, I watch it, too, but not as much as he does. They have some spectacular shots on there.

Barbara said...

Beautiful paintings, Mary. I've been a WildEarth enthusiast from day one so I understand your passion. Enjoy your many pursuits.

Unknown said...

Love your art work Mary.