Wild Dogs

Alison Street ~ Artist

Wild Dogs

Wild Thingz Exhibition

16th –  25th May 2024
The Space
Agora Village, Thabo Mbeki Road, Lusaka

A percentage of sales will go to Conservation Lower Zambezi

Painting is my way of expressing my passion for colour and my love of wildlife. Africa is a vibrant, colourful and exciting continent. It’s full of breathtaking wildlife and scenery. Conserving a small part on canvas is a privilege.

I endeavor to capture Africa with all its rhythmically changing colours by using liquid acrylic, it creates its own path, swirling, mingling, the colours dancing together breathing life into the canvas. I never interfere with the colours as they entwine, I let the paint do the work with some amazingly unexpected results, my happy accidents. This has become my favorite background medium.

The calm side of my art has to be the wildlife, more exacting, time consuming and deliberate but with a certain lightness. I feel the wildlife deserve to painted just as they are, they are a wonderful part of our heritage.

Wildlife became my main subject after observing many poaching atrocities, I felt it was my duty to portray and conserve these magnificent gifts.

My favourite tool has to be water, sprayed, splashed and dripped onto colour making it whoosh, swirl, creating rivers of fantasy.

My favourite colours are all the hot colours, oranges, yellows, reds, siennas, I think these colours are an accurate depiction of the country I live in.

I know a painting is finished when I hesitate to add another brushstroke to the canvas.

When people look at my artwork I want them to see the beauty of our wildlife and make the decision that conservation will become a part of their lives too

White Rhino Portrait, Acrylic On Textured Canvas, 42x60cm

Oils and Acrylics

Watercolor painting of bees and purple flowers


Oil portrait of a young girl Copyright Alison Street


Exhibitions include:

    2024:  Wild Thingz, The Space, Agora Village, Lusaka
    2018: The painting ‘Plight of the Bumble Bee’ was selected for the David Shepherd Foundation “Wildlife Artist of the Year 2018”
    Bi-annual solo exhibition: Zebra Crossings Café, Ababa House, Lusaka.
    Annual group exhibition: Zebra Crossing Café, Ababa House, Lusaka.
    June 2013: The painting ‘Forest Floor’ was selected and hung in the Mall Galleries, London for the David Shepherd Foundation “Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013”
    April 2012 and July 2009: ‘The Royal Livingstone Hotel’ and the ‘Mosi O Tunya Hotel, Livingstone.
    March 2009: New York, Agora Galleries.
    2008: The painting ‘Out of the Blue’ was selected and hung in the Mall Galleries, London for the David Shepherd Foundation “Wildlife Artist of the Year 2008”
    1997 to 2010: Group Exhibition held in Lusaka every October to raise funds for ‘Musikili Primary School’
    Alison’s artwork is also being collected in Europe and the United States.