Bearded Vulture Project

SafariKZN Art

Melanie Henson is an artist based in Northamptonshire, England. She is originally from the Midlands of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, but has lived in the UK since 1994. Melanie is also the wife of Mark and brother of Tristan, co-owners of


Her inspirations come from having grown up in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, surrounded by big scenery, abundant plant life and animals both wild and domestic. Having achieved a diploma in graphic design at Port Elizabeth University she then began to develop an interest and passion for botanical art. Melanie enjoys the precision and detail required in this form of art to portray her subjects.  In 2008 she was invited by the Royal Horticultural Society to exhibit her work in London. Her collection of highly detailed watercolour paintings was awarded a silver medal.


Melanie not only works in watercolours but also in coloured pencil and graphite. On this page you will see examples of a very small amount of her work to date.


Melanie has offered her services in an effort to raise much needed funds for the Bearded Vulture.






Print Details:

Limited Edition of 100 prints, each one individually numbered and signed by the artist. To secure your Limited Edition print you can order in advance of the launch date which will be June 21st 2012. Your print will be dispatched after this date.

Print is supplied un-mounted and un-framed.
Print size: 420x 594mm including a border to allow for framing.

Postage and Packing Information:

Shipping cost of £10.00 GBP is to anywhere in the world.

Items are despatched from the UK.

Signature is required upon delivery so please ensure there is someone available to sign. A business address is ideal.

When buying more than one print in one transaction all prints will be sent to one address for one postage price. If separate addresses are required then postage will be charged for each individual address.

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