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One-girl art expo tonight

Dusty Miller

TAMRYN Pohl, a young Zimbabwean wildlife artist, holds a one-woman exhibition of her popular wildlife paintings at Richard Rennie Galleries, Belgravia at 5:

30pm today.

Tamryn has a unique style of painting, capturing examples of Zimbabwean wildlife. She grew up on the family’s Centenary farm, overlooking the hot, shimmering Zambezi Valley. After the family lost the tobacco property, she painted in Harare for some time, but now has a studio in Victoria Falls.

“I hope and believe my paintings convey a sense of fun, character, beauty and vibrancy,” she says.

Bubbly blonde bespectacled 31-year-old Tamryn (“Tammy”) has held six sell out exhibitions at Judy Ballantyne’s Richard Rennie Galleries and was debut solo exhibitor at a successful trial art exhibition at St Zita’s Brasserie, Borrowdale. Her first show was at the former Season’s Restaurant, Glen Lorne in 2000, when her work sold out.

Her paintings are semi-abstract, mainly wildlife studies, in watercolours and ink/mixed media and she has a formidable talent for capturing the subject creature’s character, especially through focussing on its eyes. They have an almost caricature-like appeal.

Apart from selling in local galleries, she markets her work in Dubai, South Africa, USA and Zambia.

“I’ve been blessed with a gift to create paintings which are fun, make people feel great and bring out the uniqueness of our animals and birds and am eternally grateful for that,” she says.

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