Visitors to Fota Wildlife Park can expect to see a different type of wildlife exhibit as internationally renowned wildlife artist Gareth Hook is currently exhibiting a collection of his acclaimed artwork within the parks Education Complex. Running from August 25th – September 7, this selection of his work includes a number of oil, charcoal and pencil portraits which reflect the artists long standing love of wildlife.
Inspired by his native land Zimbabwe and encouraged to pursue art through his membership of the Cub Scouts under the leadership of leading African wildlife artist Craig Bone, Gareth Hook has developed his own style in the world of wildlife art.
Since graduating with a Fine Art degree from Rhodes University in South Africa the Zimbabwe native is steadily built up a loyal fanbase and clientele having held a number of exhibitions worldwide in the past few years. This current exhibit of his wildlife portraits and African scenes is perfectly at home in the fota island based wildlife park with its emphasis on conserving and educating the public on numerous exotic animals. For visitors this exhibition will be a perfect complement and ending to a visit to the island.