By Grenville Moore
Acrylic on cradled board
Image size: H: 30cm x W: 50cm x 3.5cm
How's this for stunning wildlife art?
Painted this autumn by an artist who loves animals and, especially, loves hares. It's based on a photograph by naturalist photographer, Frances Crickmore.
We get the feeling that the sleepy hare has just looked over his shoulder and caught a glimpse of us, with a wary glint in his eye.
Grenville perfectly captures the different fur textures of his face, ears and shoulders and the wonderful expressiveness of his regard.
ABOUT GRENVILLE MOORE
Grenville is an accomplished and distinctive painter working from his idyllic garden studio in a small village on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border.
After many years when illustration, design and cartoon strips were his hobby, he became a specialist decorator and muralist and completed assignments and commissions in homes throughout the Cotswolds and London. He also wrote and illustrated articles for two national publications. Among his projects were a large painted vase for the Ralph Lauren store in Barcelona and various items of painted furniture.
These decorative and interior design skills remain with him - and very much on show - in his paintings of wild animals, many of which are enhanced and embellished with backgrounds of rich tapestry motifs, Arcadian glades and medieval-style foliage. His love of heraldry also shines through in clever motifs and touches of symbolism.
A trip to Kenya first sparked his enchantment with wild animals and birds and inspired his current, very popular work which specialises in dra