Size: 17.4"W x 21.4"H x 1.3"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
This bear painting is part of a new collection of animals I've been working on looking at the backgrounds as well as the subject matter and experimenting with different washes and mark making. It is painted on stretched canvas using emulsion paint, framed in a white tray frame and ready to hang. The unframed artwork measures H20" x W16" and has been sealed with a matt glaze for protection.
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After working as a commercial artist in the prop making industry for many years I am excited to be free to create pictures of the things I love. My passion for painting and the desire to pay tribute to animals is what drives me, to capture their beauty, their personality and their sense of humour. I love the feeling I get when an animal looks me in the eyes and acknowledges me, it somehow makes me feel significant as if we have an unspoken understanding. I must just tell you that the dogs and I are lucky enough to have just moved to the beautiful Shropshire countryside where I will be temporarily working in the kitchen until we have enough saved for a studio in the garden. Image and style is really important to me so the correct positioning and pose is crucial. I paint mostly on canvas or stretched paper using mostly emulsion paint, I build up layers until I am happy with the result. As my work is all about the detail I like to use an assortment of brushes to achieve different textures and effects and to add weight and tone I use an air brush. It’s those familiar feelings of love, amusement and respect that I aim for in my work, I want to celebrate animals and the great pleasure they give us. I also take commissions so if you like my style of work and have a pet you'd like me to immortalise on canvas please contact me through Artfinder for price and size details. I'm getting to grips with social media too so why not join me on Facebook, Instagram and Pintrest? Thank you!