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Hunting Art - David Southgate - "Hungry Head" Studios
      #85949 - 20/09/07 03:48 PM




Hunting Art - David & May Southgate - "Hungry Head" Studios


David Southgate, artist, paintings, sculpture. Joined with his wife, May, and her paintings and ceramics, a team of artists enjoying creating artworks celebrating wildlife, the hunt, nature and other subjects.

The "Hungry Head" Studios were opened on New South Wales North Coast in 1983 and showcase David and May's art and ceramics. In addition to their own artworks, many other local artists have been presented to visitors.

Works include individual pieces for private collections, sometimes on commission such as from the Safari Club Internation, Humane Society Internationa; and the Australian Bicentennial Authority.



David Southgate's works in oil, pastel and porcelain sculpture shows his fundamental knowledge of wildlife's movement and behaviour. Drawing upon his early African childhood and travels to add realism to the art works.




May Southgate's works include paintings, ceramics and wildlife drawings. Available on commission, they are also have been featured in exhibitions and won prizes for over 35 years.



See additional pages for examples of wildlife paintins, pottery, ceramics, sculpture, and in particular the beginning of David's latest project featuring Double Rifles and Big Game. Double rifles themselves often being works of art lend themselves well to synergize with wildlife art scenes.



"The Guineas Fowl Trail" oils, by David Southgate



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Re: Hunting Art - David Southgate - "Hungry Head" Studios [Re: Ezine]
      #85950 - 20/09/07 04:10 PM



Wildlife Prints






"RUKOMECHI SUNRISE"
Oils, David Southgate







"THE GUINEA FOWL TRAIL"
Oils, David Southgate







"LWANGWA VALLEY ELEPHANTS"
Oils, David Southgate







"AMUR TIGERS CROSSING PATHS"
Oils, David Southgate.







"RAINBOW LORIKEETS"
Acrylics, May Southgate.







"BARRIER REEF BREAKFAST"
Acrylics, May Southgate.







"KING OF THE FALLS"
Pastel, David Southgate.






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      #85952 - 20/09/07 04:24 PM

Double Rifles & Dangerous Game Series



David recognising the beauty, grace and art implicit in double rifles themselves has begun a series of artworks featuring Double Rifles and Dangerous Big Game.

The first, an artwork featuring the African Cape Buffalo, "Black Death" to many is a great place to start. A species targeted by many hunters today, it is a fine dangerous game trophy and well worthy of such an artwork.





"When a two's company and three's a crowd"


The attention to detail is evident in the detail of this scene.


The buffalo, erect and alert, muscles flexing, has not yet chosen whether to charge or flee. Alerted by the approaching footsteps of the hunter, he rapidly rises to stand and face the intruder. His sudden movement sends the heron flying ... the synergy in the encounter is mirrored by the engraving in the full sidelocks of the double rifle. Surely this rifle was made by its maker, a British master gunsmith long ago, just for this prophetic encounter? But what will be the outcome? (words by NitroX)












The second in the series, featuring African lions and a hurriedly loaded double rifle.




"Checking the charge"


... the hunter chances upon a pride of lions feeding on the freshly killed carcase of a zebra. The tension in man and beast is evident as he hurriedly but competently loads two cigar sized Nitro Express cartridges into the chamber of the broken double rifle. But the lioness snarls and tenses her muscles to spring, while the lion crouches to begin his rush ... with only two rounds and only metres separating the man from the beasts, will he be fast enough to save himself? (words by NitroX)




Close up of the lions



Close up of the action.

David uses real double rifles as the models for his paintings. Studies the animals and also the vegetation is correct for the area the scene is set in.

The third in the series promises to be a special painting. Stay tuned to this eMagazine in the future.




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Hunting Art - David & May Southgate - "Hungry Head" Studios [Re: Ezine]
      #85953 - 20/09/07 04:43 PM

Africa Wildlife Porcelain



Something for the hunter's wife perhaps? But I admit I purchased two of these fine porcelain sculptures myself to grace our home. The deep and luxurous colour is very attractive.

The "AFRICA" range of high-fired fine pottery are completely handmade original artworks. Since 1990 David has been providing collectors with a chance of purchasing these designs.

Four classic styles are available, with rims of 22ct gold and glaze-fired to 1300 centrigrade per the "Hungry Head" Studios webpage. However David also offers the collector to choose their style of accurately carved species around a waterhole or grazing on the savannah.



Urn (Waterhole)


Cylinder (Grazing)


Plate (Lion & Impala)


Tall Vase





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      #85954 - 20/09/07 04:47 PM



Big Game Animals of the South Pacific






This second edition print features the Big Game Animals of the South Pacific, and is indexed with the original and present habitats of these species introduced to Australia, New Zealand and the Southern Pacific.








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      #85955 - 20/09/07 04:50 PM



Want a Water Nymph in Your Garden?








Original water features, feature sensuous mermaids, sirens and also lifelike Australian tortoises. For indoors or out.








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Re: Hunting Art - David & May Southgate - "Hungry Head" Stud [Re: Ezine]
      #86003 - 21/09/07 02:40 PM

Discussion thread on David and May's artworks here - please join in.


More additions to this thread coming soon!





May Southgate at their stand at the SCI Safari Show "Down Under".


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Re: Hunting Art - David & May Southgate - "Hungry Head" Stud [Re: Ezine]
      #176666 - 06/03/11 03:58 AM

A bit of luck at the 2011 SCI Down Under Convention.

There was a raffle with five major prizes, each winner being able to choose one of five prizes in succession.

I was lucky and one of my tickets was drawn and I elected to win this wonderful limited edition print.



David and May Southgate of Hungry Head Studios are holding up the prize.




"RUKOMECHI SUNRISE"
Oils, David Southgate



Another discussion thread: SCI Down Under Convention 2011

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Re: Hunting Art - David & May Southgate - "Hungry Head" Stud [Re: NitroX]
      #296353 - 06/03/17 01:59 AM

Prints of David Southgate of the Hungry Head Studios available through John Rigby & Co.



"The Champawatt Tiger" by David Southgate



"The Chowgarh Tiger" by David Southgate



"The Rudraprayag Leopard" by David Southgate

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