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This is a commission for Kara Kuryllowicz in Toronto, Canada.
There are many similarities between different countries. For me this could be in the Drakensberg, South Africa. For my client it looks like Michigan, USA.
I was thinking about the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa while painting this.
The Zulu people named it ‘Ukhahlamba’ and the Dutch Voortrekkers ‘The Dragon Mountain’. The Drakensberg Mountains, with their awe-inspiring basalt cliffs, snowcapped in winter, tower over riverine bush, lush yellowwood forests and cascading waterfalls, form a massive barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal from the Kingdom of Lesotho. The only road access to the Drakensberg is via Sani Pass, which at the top, boasts the highest pub on Africa, 3 000 metres above sea level.