Actual size


From the Shadows
African Cheetah
Traditional Miniature
Image: 2" x 5 1/2"
Frame: 7 3/8" x 10 7/8"
Private Collection

Cheetahs are mainly found in open country or grassy plains. Unlike the leopard who can ambush or pounce on prey, the cheetah is built for speed and races after its dinner. Because cheetahs have been known to carefully stalk their prey before the chase begins, I chose to place this cat emerging from the savanna grasses. You can see by the look in his eyes that there is something of great interest drawing him out of his shadowy cover.