After visiting five countries in four weeks, I returned to my studio after a month long journey to my beloved Africa. Personal up close encounters were the agenda, filling each day with many adventures…and Africa delivered. The wise words of E.O. Wilson remind me how feeble the artistic pursuit, as it attempts to capture each species through paint and canvas. Each is an exquisite result of millions of years of perfected evolution, witnessed in a moment's look within the eyes of an animal.