Brilliant artist David Filer, was born in Zimbabwe, maybe that’s the reason why world of wild animals is so present in his artwork. After achieving an Honours degree in Information Design at the University of Pretoria in 2008, began drawing full time in the highly competitive and somewhat precarious field of wildlife art.
“For as long as I can remember I have had a deep fascination and empathy for animals – I could spend hours just sitting watching a single creature. It is not just their beauty and shape that grabs me, but their every move, the smallest tilt of their head, even the slightest shifting of their weight – but most of all… it’s their eyes; it is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul – could this be more evident than in the wandering gaze of a giraffe or the primal stare of a pangolin?“
illustrations ©David Filer