“Badgers really are wonderful creatures, living in clan like groups that can occupy the same sett for generations. They have huge amounts of character, that almost matches their appetite. The inspiration for this piece came from a trip to a hide in the Cairngorm area of Scotland. We were lucky enough to be able to sit, watching 6-8 badgers for well over an hour. It was the way the cooperated that really struck me. A small amount of food had been put out for them, peanuts and peanut butter mostly, and there was no quarrelling at as they hoovered up to food, right down to the last morsel. A few of them started to groom each other before the set off into the night to carry on foraging. To me, this seemed to sum up the cooperative feeling I had, so it was this that I chose to depict in my artwork dedicated to these fantastic animals.
Unprimed linen canvas, stained with a diluted white oil paint, is used as the base for a biro drawing of the subject matter (up to 6 bic biro pens being used. White oil paint is then added to he canvas adding brightness, tone and drama to each work.”
I make all my own frames for my original artworks, I use mouldings, paints and varnishes of the finest specification. The colours are individually selected to match each piece of art, ensuring the best finish possible.
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