Fennella Forage Hare

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About the Hare

Fennella Forage-hare will be lovingly and painstakingly decorated to feature ‘wild food’ freely available in the hedgerows, fields and gardens of Gloucestershire. All of the plants, fruit and fungi (and even some of the animals!) on Fennella can be eaten.
The line-work will be drawn on with a brush and black indian ink in my distinctive, quirky illustration style. Colour will then be added in acrylic washes/coloured inks. The names of the items will be written alongside them.
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Fennella Forage-hare will be lovingly and painstakingly decorated to feature ‘wild food’ freely available in the hedgerows, fields and gardens of Gloucestershire. All of the plants, fruit and fungi (and even some of the animals!) on Fennella can be eaten.

The line-work will be drawn on with a brush and black indian ink in my distinctive, quirky illustration style. Colour will then be added in acrylic washes/coloured inks. The names of the items will be written alongside them.

There is so much more to foraging than blackberry picking and you’d be surprised which food is under your nose (or feet!) when you are outside enjoying the countryside. It’s such fun to search for your own food – especially when it is sustainable and free.

She will come with a beautifully illustrated list of the featured species in their common and Latin names, also detailing which season things can be foraged, where to find them and how they should be prepared to be eaten.

I hope that she will highlight nature’s bounty and the wealth of free food that can be found here in the Cotswolds.

Artist

Gemma Hastilow

Artist Biography

I am an illustrator and art tutor that has lived and worked in Gloucestershire for 20 years. I’ve been passionate about drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. As a child a packet of felt tips and a jotter pad would keep me amused for hours. At ...
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I am an illustrator and art tutor that has lived and worked in Gloucestershire for 20 years. I’ve been passionate about drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. As a child a packet of felt tips and a jotter pad would keep me amused for hours. At school I would illustrate everything, whatever the subject. From chemistry diagrams to trigonometry triangles, I would always focus on the pictures. I was born to be an illustrator!

 

I am obsessed with the natural world and love being outside. It’s such an inspiration! So I feel I am perfectly placed, happily living and working in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds in Winchcombe.

 

I specialise in children’s illustration and cartoons. I normally draw my artwork by hand and then colour it digitally (although I love the opportunity to dust off my watercolours from time to time!). I especially like to draw animals, maps, architecture and vehicles, the more complicated the better! My influences include Chris Riddell, Korky Paul, Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, Arthur Rackham, Janet Ahlberg and Raymond Briggs to name but a few.

 

I also teach beginners drawing, life drawing and like to get out and about doing events and workshops at local schools and festivals. I really enjoy getting people drawing who haven’t picked up a pencil since they were at school and am particularly interested in the benefits that drawing has for memory and wellbeing.