About this Piece:
This image provides the opportunity to travel with the artist to his native Africa and enjoy a beautiful sunset on the African plains. As the sun sets the day turns to night and stars begin to fill the sky. All the while, traditional African music plays in the background.
Artist, Grant Hacking, is an extremely successful wildlife and landscape artist with his pieces in museums and private collections around the world. The original oil painting, Color of Africa, sold in 2021 for $8,000. This is Grant's genesis piece as an NFT and will not be his last. Grant is excited about the digital art and NFT market and will be offering more of his fine art as NFTs in the future. This represents a great value at $3,995.
From the Artist:
Whenever I take a trip to Africa, I make time out of our busy schedule to grab a bottle of wine, cheese and biltong and go to a favorite vantage point near our camp to watch the sunset with friends. The wine and snacks are delicious and the conversation enjoyable, but it is the sky that always steals the show. Just as in this image, the changes in the sky are hard to perceive at first, but there is always a moment when you look up and the hot daytime sun has given way to a soft glow that is bathing the entire scene in a beautiful array of golden colors. The conversation dissipates along with the sunlight as we all sit in wonder as the colors fade and the scene changes from day to night. The sadness at the loss of the sunset quickly changes to anxious excitement as first one and then another star begin to appear. Miles from the nearest city, the stars fill the sky, unfiltered by the hand of man. We look up with wonder and imagination, certain an outreached arm could touch a star, but reminded of the smallness of our presence in the universe. One last look and it is off to bed.. Africa has wowed us with her colors and it has been a good day.
The music you hear in this piece was composed by my nephew, Byron Hacking. It is in a traditional African style and I often listen to this music while painting my images of Africa. I believe it completes this artwork and am happy it has found a permanent home here to accompany Color of Africa.
About the Artist:
Grant Hacking was born in South African where his artist parents instilled in him a love of art and wildlife. Now living in the United States, Hacking specializes in painting North American and African big game. Hacking has been a longtime member and exhibitor at Safari Club International. His work has appeared on the cover of SCI magazine five separate time as well as many other publications. Over the years Hacking has won many awards and honors including being the 2015 featured artist for the Southeastern Wildlife Expo. and the recipient of this year Editor’s Choice award for American and Western Art Collector.