MAN STUFF: Original Art by Doug Giles – “Africa’s Black Death”

Written by Doug Giles on September 23, 2013

Aside from running, Clash Church and writing books,’s CEO Doug Giles is also an artist.  Here’s what Giles says about his obsession with painting African animals …

“I love Africa. I’ve been to “the cradle” many times, and every time I go I get my spirit fed from the primal funk that is still a part of her
green hills. I especially enjoy the unnerving vibe the big five—the elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo—put forth. These animals have
a poise and power about them that’s intense. 

Do yourself a favor: fly to Africa and get within 30 yards of one of these critters. It’ll leave memory burn. You might want to bring a change of underwear.

Believing, as I do, that art directly impacts our approach to life, I paint these grand beasts with great regularity hoping that their repose, strength and utter confidence will rub off on my viewers who are stressed out, insipid and fearful.”

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