Original Oil Painting on Canvas with Gold Leaf
Original Oil Painting on Canvas with Gold leaf details and Gloss Varnish Finish
'The Magnificent Elephant - No 2 - with Gold Leaf'
Vulnerable to extinction (VE)
(30inch x 24inch/76cm x 61cm)
From the Collection 'Our Endangered World'
Previously on display at 'Technically Brilliant Art Gallery', The Mall, Golden Square, Warrington, WA1 1QE
Entered into the VAO – Visual Art Open - UK & International Emerging Artist Award 2021
I was thrilled to have been shortlisted from over 2,500 entries into round 2 of the competition!
I adore intense, vibrant colours and love to create majestic, fantastical environments for the subjects of the pieces to morph in and out, pop out or disappear into.
My intention with this piece was to create not only something visually beautiful and appealing to the audience, but something which would also grab their attention and draw them into the painting for a closer look. I wanted to express the strength, majestic beauty and vulnerability of this vulnerable and critically endangered species. I developed a unique wet on wet style using oil paint to create streaks of hazy, merging, vibrant colours and added details of 24 ct gold leaf.
Among a wide range of artwork, I have created a small collection called ‘Our Endangered World’. As an animal lover and artist, I found myself embarking on a journey, in which it was my mission to not only attempt to create beautiful artwork but to capture the majestic beauty of animals who live among us in this ever-changing world.
Furthermore, the desire I had was not only to capture their beauty but also their vulnerability, as well as their strength. I had hoped to create some awareness through my artwork, of some of the incredible animals we share this world with who are classified as vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered. I felt a sense of responsibility to raise awareness and remind people of the beauty of our animals, before any more of them become extinct from the world we know and continue to destroy.