120x100cm, oil on canvas
Omar is a lion who was resqued by Stichting Leeuw. A Dutch organisation who resques lions and tigers from people who don’t take care of them. Like people who thinks that having a lion ore tiger as a pet is fun untill they grow big. Stichting Leeuw tries to let these lions and tigers free in the wild where they belong. Omar is such a lion. he was kept in a small cage in a backyard. He was skinny and badly injured when Stichting leeuw took him under there wings.
I have painted this portrait of Omar as a gift to Stichting Leeuw. I admire these people.
Meeting Omar is something I always will remember. He looked so skinny and he had wounds everywhere. But his eyes where from a king!!