After visiting the amazing bat cave (Deer cave) at Mulu, I returned to base and spent the afternoon painting my experience of visiting the long house at the Penan village of Long Iman. We arrived at the village by motorised canoe and headed straight to the long house. This is the narrative in my painting […]
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After a very busy day exploring two tribal Penan villages and the largest cave system in South East Asia I decided to paint the beautiful sight and experience of the crystal clear water bubbling up from underground from the Clear Water Cave where Martha-Lilly, Robin and I took a well deserved swim surrounded by rainforest, […]
First painting completed! 12×12 inches acrylic on canvas. This one is of the bat exodus from the caves in Mulu. I included a couple of Hornbill birds that we heard high in the rainforest canopy and some of the amazing butterflies too. Hope you like it. We are off up river later. John.
We are currently on the world’s third largest island in the rainforest of Borneo. Find our exact location via our Iridium satellite via this link: http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=4.057700&lon=116.049200 P.S. there is a large thunderstorm just starting with lightning and thunder booming over the rainforest!
Ready, steady…paint! The next chapter of our extraordinary ‘Last Chance to Paint’ adventure has begun. Our amazing Innova Art ‘Person of the Forest’ project in Borneo is designed to engage you, your family, class and the 200 schools who have signed up with the Penan people and the orangutans of Borneo. We will be ‘LIVE’ […]
Hello from us all at Last Chance to Paint and we hope you have had a wonderful summer break. We have been very busy getting ready for chapter 2 of the project Innova Art ‘Person of the Forest’ which will be ‘live’ from Borneo from September 6th to the 17th and we are super excited […]
The project has already had a huge influence at Wells – we’re planting hedges where there were once fences, we’ve planted a meadow behind the science room. There’s now an eco-garden outside my classroom, made from eco-bricks and sustainable materials, with bee-friendly areas and hedgehog homes incorporated. In art lessons, pupils have created tribal masks, […]
Art is a universal language that can be understood, appreciated and used to bridge and communicate across peoples, cultures, countries and languages. As an artist, I am fascinated by the visual language we all learn and what commonalities and differences exist across peoples. I am also very aware of how music transcends language barriers and […]
We have just returned from our amazing ‘Spirit of the Rainforest 2’ chapter of ‘Last Chance to Paint’ where we painted and played music with the Yawanawá tribe in the Amazon rainforest. We have had so many experiences and have lots to share with you all. One of the highlights of our time in the […]
This map was automatically generated via our Iridium satellite unit to locate us on the world map. This is the exact location of Mutum the Yawanawá tribal village we visited. Lat-8deg22’51” Lon-71deg44’24” Alt+760ft GPS Sats seen: 06 2019-06-06 00:42UTC http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=-8.381003&lon=-71.740088 Sent via Iridium GO!