A quality giclee print of a ‘wildflower meadow hare’ which I painted during the winter of 2012/2013, with watercolour pencils and inks. Embodied within it is a wildflower meadow, with a little bee (the numbers of which are declining rapidly), and the large blue butterfly (which almost became extinct in the UK, but was successfully re-introduced).
The organisation Plantlife.org are a charity set up to encourage the replanting of wildflower meadows here in the UK, as only 2% of them now exist, as opposed to 98% before the War. The idyl of replanting the wildflower meadows resonated deeply within my heart. I had been wanting to do a hare for some time, very much mesmerised by them and they kept appearing in varying places both on and off-line as a reminder that this maybe something I could do as my next project. Hearing about the wildflower meadow initiative, and firstly doing a little sketch of a hare – the inspiration came to place the wildflower meadow within the body of the hare. A large selection of my paintings have flowers within the body of the subjects.
The organisation the ‘South-West Action For Hares’ have most kindly posted this painting on their latest news section of their website, noting that hares are dependent upon fresh herbs and unpolluted grass for their nutrition, and would be particularly susceptible therefore to chemicals and pesticides, a link also drawn to the dramatic decline in the bee population. Any support you can give to both the petition which is posted on their site and which you can sign, and to SWAFH would be so appreciated. Thank you.
The painting itself is 14.5 by 19 inches (including the mount), and is a Limited Edition, professionally mounted with a backing board ready for framing, (or which can be organised from here). I’d be delighted to answer any questions you may have. Limited in number to 50 in total in this size.
Fresh, unique wildlife art.