A Kalahari Bushman playing their favorite instrument, the Finger Piano. One of a series of sketches commissioned for the Sound of Africa calendar for the "Sound of Africa calendar" featuring different African tribes and their musical instruments.
The natural world has provided a rich and exciting pallet for Mike's African Wildlife Art during his journeys to over 20 countries in four continents. The South African bush was the spark that ignited his serious painting in 1985 and, after visits to the Kalahari Desert, he became totally intoxicated by the African bushveld and those famed hunters, the Bushmen, who were to become his passion for fifteen years. A deep interest in the relationship between man and the environment was to emerge over this period, as was a concern for the many African endangered animals.