Hare-Wayman Hare

Highway Hare 2

About the Hare

It would surprised me if the Cotswolds was the only place in England where there were no Highway men, holding up the coaches of the rich. Chancing their arms, robbing travellers dripping with jewels, made the practice too tempting to miss and everyone ripe for the picking.
‘Highway Hare’ just had to be done as a little reminder of times gone by and how lucky we are.
Although, they must have looked majestic and scary to the women they robbed, high on ...
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It would surprised me if the Cotswolds was the only place in England where there were no Highway men, holding up the coaches of the rich. Chancing their arms, robbing travellers dripping with jewels, made the practice too tempting to miss and everyone ripe for the picking.

‘Highway Hare’ just had to be done as a little reminder of times gone by and how lucky we are.

Although, they must have looked majestic and scary to the women they robbed, high on their trusty steeds, brandishing the tools of their trade; snatching the occasional kiss from swooning females as they pocketed their ill-gotten gains.

‘Highway Hare’, on the other hand, didn’t think he was cut out for this, having never been good around other animals. Now he’s gazing at the stars, asking the moon if anyone has seen a horse wander by…

Artist

Frances Harding

Artist Biography

I’m retired now, but all my life I’ve been in manufacturing, of one sort or another. It started with leather shops and then upholstery. Soft furnishings came next and then the dolls-house trade where I manufactured everything in 1/ 12 scale. I’ve probably used most art mediums and materials that ...
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I’m retired now, but all my life I’ve been in manufacturing, of one sort or another. It started with leather shops and then upholstery. Soft furnishings came next and then the dolls-house trade where I manufactured everything in 1/ 12 scale. I’ve probably used most art mediums and materials that are manufactured in all those years. Doing crafts in my spare time, took over when work was finished, as I’ve always been bored with nothing to do. I was a member of the Lechlade Art Group for a few years, until my health prevented me from going every week, as I love to paint in oils, acrylics or watercolour. Now, I have a well-stocked studio in my garden and can’t wait for the good weather to arrive, to do it justice this year with sustained use.