Barbara Jane (BJ) grew up in East Africa where the
Indian Ocean, the Ruwenzoris, Kilimanjaro and Lake
Victoria were her childhood homes. Her father, Royston Boulter, was an engineer, an artist, and a cartoonist for the East African Standard newspaper. He built the last stages of the famous ‘Lunatic Express’ railway line to the Mountains of the Moon and inspired his children to paint and to travel extensively.
BJ pursued a career in film as art director, later producer. This has taken her all
over the world, eventually giving her the chance in 1985 to return to her home country now Tanzania.
She settled in East Africa producing TV commercials and films with international film crews, taking them
on film and photo safaris and managing their every artistic and logistic whim. This gave her
further opportunity to explore every corner of this part of Africa so rich in wildlife, people and unforgettable landscapes.
Painting tutor Gaelle Hamp-Adams grew up in South Africa and with two artist
grandmothers, one of whom studied in Germany, painting and drawing came
naturally to her. This was encouraged first at school and later at
University in Pietermaritzburg.
In 1982 after extensive travel she settled in Europe, which
gave her the chance to further her studies in London where she completed a
Foundation Course at the Byam Shaw, and a B Tec in General Art and Design at
Kensington and Chelsea College. Her strong ties and regular trips to Africa
inspire her work.
Gaelle shows a varied interest in subject matter, with a
keen eye for the designs of nature and her innate curiosity this leads her
to constantly experiment with different mediums and techniques, which is
reflected in her paintings. Many of which hang in private collections in
Europe, South Africa and the USA.
Visit her website
Hamp-Adams Gallery +
We both feel at home in Africa and yet are still in awe of the vast expanse of that continent and all that it has to offer the creative spirit. We would like to share this with you and invite you to join us. Our Adventure Painting Safaris are an exclusive chance for artists of any level, experienced or aspiring, to savour the beauty, excitement . . . and peace of Africa at a pace which allows you to appreciate the smallest detail. Our objective is to meet the local people, observe the wildlife, seek new vistas, turn a journey into an adventure, and simply enjoy ourselves. Come with us on an Adventure & Painting Safari Holiday in 2010.