Robyn Ansell Art

Leopard ~ Oil on Linen  

“Passionate… Creative… Artistic!”

Passionate about Africa, wildlife and the great outdoors, Robyn was fortunate enough to live and work in the wilds of Botswana’s Tuli Block after matriculating. 

This incredible opportunity, allowed her creativity to flourish and inspired the pursuit of both her artistic dream and her love of the wilds of Africa to flourish. 

Robyn finds simple perfection in the colours, plants and animal life of untouched Africa, endeavouring always to capture the heart and spirit of Africa in each of her artistic pieces. 

Robyn says… my works are reflections of the astute passion and pride I feel for all things truly wild and uniquely African.

The fulfillment you receive from living your passion is in my opinion the greatest gift you can acquire… to be able to share the gift with others is a blessing. I could not be more thankful for the path I have traveled thus far in life, the places I have visited, the people I have met, the unique things I have experienced, all of which have contributed to the areas in which I have chosen to focus my energies today. Art, music, wildlife … I could not think of more appealing aspects to incorporate into everyday life, or of more complimentary representations of the unique continent I love so much!

About Robyn…

I was born in May 1988 in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. I have loved being creative  from early childhood… growing up with artistic parents I have always been encouraged to indulge my creative side. At the same time I have spent as much time as possible embracing any activity in relation to wildlife and conservation. I discovered oils as an artistic medium in my late teens and have never looked back. Being inspired by anything that has an African feel… I find great satisfaction in painting portraits, landscapes and wildlife.

Thus far I have been fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time living and working in the bush, which has enhanced my understanding and appreciation for the detail, colour and natural perfection which exists quietly and effortlessly in any part of the land, which is truly wild and without the influence of interference of humanity.

After matriculating in 2006, I had the incredible opportunity to live and work in Botswana’s Tuli Block, which fuelled my ever-flourishing passion for the wilderness at full force. I have since then completed my FGASA (field guide training course), and aside from visiting Tuli as often as opportunity allowed, (my brushes, paints and canvases have made many trips back and forth across the Limpopo river). I spent 2011 and 2012 working in Nambiti Private Game Reserve working as a guide and hostess, before returning home to pursue painting full time.

Robyn at Kruger National Park


Working in the bush has been mutually beneficial to all aspects of my character, I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to live a lifestyle that is complimentary to the many different interests I have, a lifestyle where my passion for music and painting enhance my life. Most importantly, the industry afforded me the opportunity to meet a great variety of people who have guided and encouraged me to pursue my artistic ventures.

There are so many things that I have discovered to be captivating and rewarding about painting, the fact that find I myself to be continually learning, evolving and developing my technique affirms my belief that you can never get tired of doing something you love, something that you were born to do.

I find simple effortless perfection in the true spirit of untouched Africa and the plants, animals, colours and textures of which it consists. To sit quietly and attempt to recreate this on canvas is for me truly exciting and fulfilling… I’m not sure that any artist can truly capture the magnificence and perfection that is wild Africa, however, I definitely get a great deal of pleasure out of trying.

  • African Darter by Robyn Ansell
  • Eagle by Robyn Ansell
  • Cheetah Brothers by Robyn Ansell
  • The Sentinel by Robyn Ansell
  • Leopard by Robyn Ansell
  • Rhampo by Robyn
  • Cape Vulture by Robyn
  • Little Bee eater
  • Nonjabulo