Jeff Huntly was a professional artist and author whose paintings have been exhibited in South Africa and internationally. For 23 years, from 1983 to 2006, he had a weekly Veld Sketchbook column in The Witness newspaper which featured his illustrations and paintings. His love and knowledge of the African bushveld made him a popular and well loved house hold name. Jeff’s articles were published periodically in The Sunday Times, The Star, The Pretoria News, and The Rhodesian Herald.
Jeff was commissioned to design post-independence coins for Zimbabwe as well as postage stamps for Rhodesia, Ciskei and Transkei. His contribution towards raising public awareness of wildlife and conservation resulted in him receiving a Rotary Vocational Award and being appointed an honorary associate of the Natal Museum.
Jeff's daughter, Phillipa, has selected a number of his paintings (many of which are featured in the hardcover publication of Veld Sketchbook) which have been beautifully reproduced as canvas prints. This collection of prints is testament to Jeff’s Huntly’s artistic prowess and his knowledge and love of South African nature.