Animals of the Cotswolds

Phillip Kingsbury-animals of the Cotswolds

About the Hare

This year I am painting the hare as a Cotswold scene with lots of animals; animals that you can find in the Cotswolds. I want the hare to be bright and bold, slightly abstract in terms of design. I find the process very fun and love seeing the hare evolve as I paint it. I start with key features and then like to improvise as I paint and think of new ideas, and the painting progresses. I have hidden some ...
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This year I am painting the hare as a Cotswold scene with lots of animals; animals that you can find in the Cotswolds. I want the hare to be bright and bold, slightly abstract in terms of design. I find the process very fun and love seeing the hare evolve as I paint it. I start with key features and then like to improvise as I paint and think of new ideas, and the painting progresses. I have hidden some of the you can find in the Cotswolds animals amongst leaves and branches and he even has a mouse hidden in his ear. There’s a squirrel (using the hares eye as the squirrel’s head), and lots of insects/beetles and butterflies that people can have fun spotting. I am enjoying using a very bright palette, using greens and blues and bright colours. I am really looking forward to seeing all the other hares on the trail. It’ll be fun this year hare-­‐spotting on day-­‐trips to different towns across the Cotswolds with my wife and baby.

Artist

Phillip Kingsbury

Artist Biography

I have been painting and drawing since as long as I can remember. It was at art college that I discovered lino printing and absolutely love the printmaking process. I love to paint, and although in recent years I have been concentrating on creating lino prints, it’s nice to have a reason to go back to the paint brush for a big project like this.
I like to sketch ...
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I have been painting and drawing since as long as I can remember. It was at art college that I discovered lino printing and absolutely love the printmaking process. I love to paint, and although in recent years I have been concentrating on creating lino prints, it’s nice to have a reason to go back to the paint brush for a big project like this.

I like to sketch from life and in both printing and painting I like to twist and turn perspectives to make things seem a little bit out of place and sort of dreamy.

My work always starts with a very quick, rough sketch or idea, and then that idea/design is then re-drawn several times until I am happy with the composition.

I find with the hare, this is a good positive challenge due to the curves and contours of the hare itself.