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Peter Bruce and CP I was born in Annan in the south west of Scotland in 1949 and moved to Naivasha, Kenya at the age of 6. My father, being a vet, and living on a farm in Kenya's Rift Valley soon stimulated my interest in wildlife. By the time I was 10 my interest in painting had taken a firm hold and I was always either sketching or painting the African wildlife. At the age of 14 I won 1st prize at the Royal Nairobi Show for a painting of a Kudu bull. My work was exhibited regularly during my school career.

Peter with male lion As well as painting professionally since the early 1980's, I was also manager of a game reserve in Namibia where I had the opportunity to work as well as raise many species of wildlife including Cheetah, Leopard, Caracal, Wilddog, Aardwolf etc. This was a tremendous experience and privilege for my family and I, as I was able to observe the animals at close quarters and study their habits both in our home as well as in the wild. Having spent many years working with wildlife, I would like to think that I contributed towards the preservation of endangered species in Namibia.

My work has been exhibited in Namibia, South Africa, Britain, Kenya, USA and Germany. I have also exhibited at the Christies Annual Wildlife Exhibition since 1996. I have done 9 limited editions prints but not all are available. The mediums I prefer are oils, gouache, pastel and pencil. I'd describe my work as depicting realism.

I paint in various mediums including oils, gouache, pastel and airbrush. One of my hobbies is wildlife photography and I've a wide range of material which I use extensively for ideas. My favourite subjects are the big cats but I enjoy painting all wildlife. I sell from my studio, galleries and take on commissions. I plan on producing more prints in the near future.

Photographs that appear with some of the paintings are of animals my family and I raised. Not all my paintings were created from these animals, however, they provided me with valuable reference material.