The artworks in my Victorian Animal Family series present animals as if they were human beings. The viewer is invited to examine the portraits as if they were a family group, a collection of distantly related aunts, uncles, and cousins. Each animal has its own distinct personality and unique story.
The series of ten oil paintings is the culmination of a project that started at the beginning of 2018. Each painting takes several months to complete, as I work in thin glaze layers.
Each painting is accompanied by a small write-up that explains their back-story and relationship to the other characters.
Thistle Hall Update
We require all visitors to Thistle Hall, over the age of 12, to show a Vaccine Pass.
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