Bed Hare

Bed Hare

About the Hare

Bed ‘hair’ is something I see on a daily basis, so there are no prizes for guessing where the inspiration for the title of ‘Bed Hare’ came from.
This chap is all set for that wonderful part of the day when it’s time to snuggle up in pyjamas, hop into bed and read a bedtime story. The reading matter is already selected and clutched in anticipation under his ‘arm’ – a classic fable from Aesop – ‘The Tortoise & The Hare’, ...
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Bed ‘hair’ is something I see on a daily basis, so there are no prizes for guessing where the inspiration for the title of ‘Bed Hare’ came from.

This chap is all set for that wonderful part of the day when it’s time to snuggle up in pyjamas, hop into bed and read a bedtime story. The reading matter is already selected and clutched in anticipation under his ‘arm’ – a classic fable from Aesop – ‘The Tortoise & The Hare’, so a story with an important lesson for life. The much loved cuddly hare toy sits in his pyjama pocket, teeth have been cleaned and face washed in anticipation.

The motif on his pyjamas has evolved from one of my own fabric designs and shows a hare running beside a verge overflowing with native grasses and cow parsley – an apt subject relating to our chosen charities for 2018. This subject was itself inspired by a similar sight which I was lucky enough to see during one of my frequent walks in our wonderful landscape.

Artist

Anita Saunders

Artist Biography

The natural beauty of the Cotswolds, the wonders of the changing seasons and my love of the natural world are a constant source of inspiration to me. Animals, birds and plants take centre stage in my compositions.
I work in a variety of media and disciplines, including oil paint, watercolour and ...
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The natural beauty of the Cotswolds, the wonders of the changing seasons and my love of the natural world are a constant source of inspiration to me. Animals, birds and plants take centre stage in my compositions.

I work in a variety of media and disciplines, including oil paint, watercolour and ink. My love of the drawn line has led me to explore the wonders of printmaking, so when I’m not at my easel I can be found working on dry points, mezzotints and lino cuts; which I produce as small limited editions. More recently I’ve also translated my work into designs for fabrics and wallpaper, to produce soft furnishing for the home. I have also illustrated several books for children, predominantly for publication in the USA.

I gained a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Exeter College of Art & Design and now live with my husband and work from our home in Wiltshire.