Hareway to Heaven

Hareway to Heaven by Dawn Niven

About the Hare

“Hareway to Heaven” was dreamt into being while considering the brief for the 2018 Cotswold Hare Trail.  It seemed to me that the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with it’s limestone grasslands, wildflower meadows. open farmland and woodlands is actually ‘heaven’ for the brown hare.
The common brown hare has seen a decline in their numbers and they have been identified as being an agreed conservation priority.  The Cotswold landscape is ideal for providing shelter for the hare and for ...
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“Hareway to Heaven” was dreamt into being while considering the brief for the 2018 Cotswold Hare Trail.  It seemed to me that the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with it’s limestone grasslands, wildflower meadows. open farmland and woodlands is actually ‘heaven’ for the brown hare.

The common brown hare has seen a decline in their numbers and they have been identified as being an agreed conservation priority.  The Cotswold landscape is ideal for providing shelter for the hare and for providing the grasses and herbs that they love to graze on, while the woodland edges and hedgerows provide bark, small twigs and buds for them to nibble. Consequently, let’s do all we can to make the Cotswold AONB ‘heaven’ for the brown hare.

I felt that it was fitting to paint a typical Cotswold landscape on Hareway to Heaven, using a variety of acrylic paints and Posca pens.  I am thrilled to be part of the Cotswold Hare Trail and to be helping to bring awareness to the importance of working towards making the Cotswolds a truly ‘Living Landscape’ that is ‘heaven’ for all of us, our flora and fauna and especially for the brown hare!

Artist

Dawn Niven

Sponsor

Kelmscott Manor

Sponsor Description

Kelmscott Manor was the country home of William Morris; poet, designer, craftsman, socialist and father of the Arts & Crafts movement. This Grade I listed house was described by Morris as ‘Heaven on Earth’ and he saw it as a survival of traditional craftsmanship in harmony with the surrounding Oxfordshire ...
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Kelmscott Manor was the country home of William Morris; poet, designer, craftsman, socialist and father of the Arts & Crafts movement. This Grade I listed house was described by Morris as ‘Heaven on Earth’ and he saw it as a survival of traditional craftsmanship in harmony with the surrounding Oxfordshire landscape.

The Manor inspired many of his iconic designs and writings, influencing his thinking on environmental issues and building conservation. It now displays a collection of personal items belonging and designed by Morris, his family and associates.

Open April to October on Wednesday and Saturday. For more information visit www.kelmscottmanor.org.uk