Rafiki Primates In Art By ~Anita York Chase

Female
Age: 49
Hometown: California
Accepts Commissions: Yes
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Background and Lifestyle

Education Self Taught

Interests and Personality

BiographyMy Interest In Apes and Wildlife Art started as a child watching Lowland Gorillas at the Los Angeles Zoo; this fascination grew into a passion for Apes and Monkeys that has lasted a life time. While living in San Diego in the early ninety's I took my passion for the greater Apes and Monkeys to the next level and began a three year artistic study of Lowland Gorilla individuals and their family's at the San Diego Zoo.
InterestsThe very word - GORILLA - holds me in awe: "Half man and half beast." Early 19Th century drawings usually depicted Gorillas looking more like King Kong Monsters. It is my desire to convey to the viewer of my artwork a thought best described by naturalist George B. Schaler of the Wildlife Conservation Society: No one looks into a Gorillas eyes- intelligent, gentle, vulnerable can remain unchanged. This is what I want to convey to my viewers the spirit of humanity in these animals. That I love.
Musichttp://www.myspace.com/rafikispaintbrush
Filmshttp://blog.myspace.com/anitayorkchase
BooksHttp://www.artpals.com/chase.html
HeroesJesus Christ,Diane Fossey and Walt Disney

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dreama

Glad to see another lover of wildlife. We must save them!Keep up the good work. Very good Gorilla portrait.

Lime ( Deleted user )

Good ART Work Rafiki.

syncope

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May all your dreams come true in 2008!

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Artistatwork

You really capture the expressive eyes of your subject matter. Margaret, Artist at Work http://artist-at-work.co.uk

Mamtani

Enjoy my videos---- www.youtube.com/Mamtani

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hi! Listen, I have about 6 months to prepare for my first solo show, and I was hoping you could assist me. I will need to have at least 30 paintings to display. If you could, with as much honesty as possible, please name 2 of my completed pieces that you feel I should definitely show. Also, please share 3 things with me, based on my current work, (remember be honest), that you would recommend to me for improving my art in general. I am fine if you post this on my public board because it may be interesting to others. The feedback from other artist on this website is very valuable to me. Thanks! ~Marianne

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Well, well, so nice to meet you Cheeta. How exciting. I would love to see your work. Very nice job on the portrait Anita!

theo ( Deleted user )

Hello to you also!!!

mutazart

WEREIS U MONKEY OR FAMALE YOUR WORK IS VERY FINE ...LET ME SEE YOU. MUTAZ

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hey there, you got my attention with your new profile pic. That's not you, I'm sure. Is that a friend of yours?

iangordon ( Deleted user )

I was wondering if anyone throughout this site has ever received an enquiry from a buyer, gallery owner, or similar?

Tox

Hey you. Out of slump and new gallery with 35 new images called start again. L John

creative

The sweetest faces.

cavihai

I found your drawings with a lot of the half of the man...:) non beast. wonderfull Gorilas work. Avihai

DVA360

thank you so much, love. you definately have an eye for detail as exhibited in your work. this is how it should be read, lol:)

DVA360

thank you so much love you definately have an eye for detail as exhibited in your work

Germa

Hello Rafiki. Nice work here. thanks for your comment :)))

skramart

I used to watch the monkeys at the L.A. zoo myself. I will never forget the human stampede the cause by flinging poo at a large crowd. I like Cheeta. a very good representation. well done.

FFforart

Yeah, I've been painting like a maniac and teaching children's art classes! Thank you very much! Awesome work!

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