Flutt-hare-bye

Flutt-hare-bye Design

About the Hare

Flutt-hare-bye is a play on the word flutterbye, which I and many others used as a child to call butterflies. Growing up around horses and riding on the bridleways through the local butterfly nature reserve I decided my design for this hare would be based on butterflies we can see in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I will use acrylic paints to replicate the fantastic colours that are seen on these pollinators, which are so important to our ecosystem ...
Read More ▾

Flutt-hare-bye is a play on the word flutterbye, which I and many others used as a child to call butterflies. Growing up around horses and riding on the bridleways through the local butterfly nature reserve I decided my design for this hare would be based on butterflies we can see in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I will use acrylic paints to replicate the fantastic colours that are seen on these pollinators, which are so important to our ecosystem but are beginning to get harder to spot. Rather than just painting them as a whole, I wanted to use the patterns and colours in my abstract style so it’s a little less obvious which patterns of these stunning butterflies I have used. I’m hoping that this will encourage discussions with children and adults alike about the beauty in small creatures of nature. There is nothing like the excitement of children, or even adults, finding, learning and watching the development of a caterpillar into a chrysalis then turning into a moth or a butterfly.

Artist

Leanne Courtney-Crowe

Artist Biography

Art makes me smile and after being encouraged whilst at school to pursue art, my interests have always taken a natural direction so I’m really excited to be involved in this year’s Hare Trail. From my early days as a student in Cornwall using clay, earth’s most natural resource, making ...
Read More ▾

Art makes me smile and after being encouraged whilst at school to pursue art, my interests have always taken a natural direction so I’m really excited to be involved in this year’s Hare Trail. From my early days as a student in Cornwall using clay, earth’s most natural resource, making and designing ceramics, to returning to Cheltenham to study visual arts, nature is where my heart is. The main focus for me has been viewing nature in a different, way rather than at face value. My art work has been based on the inspiration of hidden patterns, colours and structures of nature that are not immediately obvious. Ranging from micro, macro to satellite views, these images give us a different perspective of our observation of nature. A micro image taken of pollen for instance can be enlarged and can be viewed with an alternative attitude to the subject matter. I have developed my love of painting using this idea and I work in different mediums depending on the effect I want to achieve. Most of my works are in acrylics, oils or mixed media as I have three distinct styles of working, graphical, textural and traditional but the ideas just keep flowing.

Sponsorship Available

Contact us for sponsorship options