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Top artist to guide luxury Kenyan artists’ safari

Celebrated wildlife portrait pro Martin Aveling has joined forces with luxury travel consultancy Africa House Safaris for a one-off artists’ safari in Kenya this summer. The 12-day holiday will be a welcome return to Africa for Martin, who lived on the continent during many of his childhood years. It was there that his love of drawing and painting wildlife began – an interest which has led to a shining reputation for Martin as an animal portraitist. The artist will be present throughout this summer’s special safari to offer creative guidance to guests as they capitalise on the stunning wildlife and landscapes which they will encounter. He will also organise informal tutorials to demonstrate techniques like drawing animal features such as fur, feathers or eyes. Martin is keen for the guest artists to feel free to explore their own ideas while capturing the sights on paper or canvas. And there will be plenty of subjects to capture the visitors’ interest, from lions, elephants and zebras to giraffes, buffaloes and a multitude of birdlife. Landscape views will include classic African savannah and iconic mountainous backdrops such as that offered by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. An extraordinary feature of the safari will be the opportunity to wander on foot to seek out vantage points. This is due to the service an armed guard who will be on hand to ensure the guests’ safety. The accommodation laid on will be typified by the luxurious standards on which organisers Africa House Safaris have built their reputation. Both Lion’s Bluff in Tsavo National Park and the El Karama Ranch in Laikipia have earned widespread affection on the grounds of style, location and comfort. Limited places are still available for this one-off art safari, taking place from 23rd June to 5th July 2011.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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