Andrew Bone joins guests on board the MS Rotterdam

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Wildlife artist and conservationist Andrew Bone joined guests sailing the 85-day Africa Explorer on board MS Rotterdam of the Holland America Line in November.  Bone and his wife, Kelly, embarked on day 46 in Durban, South Africa, for the ship’s African Sail Away party.

Throughout the cruise events, the self-taught hyperrealist shared not only his artwork, but also his inspiring personal accounts.  From tales of growing up in the African bush to his latest travels and conservation efforts, Bone invited guests to sit back, relax, and explore the journeys of his life, even sharing slides of his latest photographic expedition to Chitake Springs in Zimbabwe.

Andrew Bone speaks with guests on the ms Rotterdam

Highlights of the sailing included the unveiling of Bone’s sketches, many of which will be published in his new book, and a live painting session.  Leaving Durban, guests gathered in the Crow’s Nest Lounge enjoying cocktails and awaiting the unveiling of African wildlife; impalas, lions, zebras, crocodiles, and wildebeests to name a few.  The following evening, while in Port Elizabeth, guests observed Bone as he worked on an unfinished oil painting, “Eye of a Leopard”; his passion for African wildlife and his devotion to conservation transforming through the artist onto canvas.

As the ship continued on to Cape Town the final morning, Bone spent time with guests during a question-and-answer session prior to an afternoon auction, ending another exciting and successful Park West artist event.  With as many as 350 guests attending his seminar,  Bone’s passion for his work in conservation, his love of wildlife, and his knowledge of animals, certainly created quite an uproar.

Andrew Bone seminar on the ms Rotterdam

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  • Dianne Garrett

    I bought one of his painting on a cruise, one of the Zebras, love it,

  • Bonnie Belinski

    We bought a “tiger”. Just amazing.

  • Steve Iuliano

    My wife and I were very impressed with Andrew Bone’s works on a recent cruise. So impressed we purchased 5 artworks, got them professionally framed and they are now a central talking point in our Apartment. “Everyone” loves them!

  • John Stalling

    It is great to see Andrew Bone and his works on display. We sailed out of Singapore on the Voyages of the Seas and Andrew Bone’s work was totally ignored even when request were made to have his works exhibit and auction. The 2 main artworks that were pushed was Peter Max and Thomas Kinkade to the extent that people were sick of hearing about them as stayed away from the auctions.

  • Ngaire Rikys

    Just love our Cheetah family, and Tigers head paintings on the walls of our lounge room – & love explaining to guests all about Andrew Bone’s philosophy.

  • Ngaire Rikys

    Paintings bought at auction on ‘sun Princess’ 2014

  • Keith Merkle

    We love all our Andrew Bone works. We now have one original oil on canvas plus 6 prints on canvas and one print on paper by Andrew. Wish we had the chance to meet him on that cruise. With Park West we have gotten to meet Peter Max, Victor Spahn and David Najar. All great artist and a amazing event. My wife and I are looking forward to meeting many more Great artist with Park West and their VIP events.

  • Billie Fuller

    I also bought a painting of a zebra by Andrew Bone. I feel I could almost reach out and toch the beautiful animal.

  • Janet Livingston

    We have 2 fantastic works of Andrew Bones I love my Lion and my husband’s favorite is animals at watering hole. Presenter Ian on Golden Princess (and his crew) were fabulous!

  • Christine Link

    My recent cruise I bought three of Andrew Bone’s Bones art work. Two wee of his Leopard series and the third was his Tiger Head. Love all of them!

  • Sunny Mazzan

    I met Andrew and his lovely wife on that cruise and loved his talks as well. I already had an Andrew Bone Leopard piece that I bought in 2006 and love it, so I bought 2 more giclees – the lion portrait and the leopard lounging. Also some of the smaller pieces unframed. The 2 big pieces have just arrived and I love them. Glad I had a chance to meet him. It all makes a wonderful story for guests as well.

  • Beatrice miloscia

    Recently on the eurodam saw picture of elephant with zebras can’t find it in Andrew bone gallery???

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