Harewold 2

Artist

Julie Burdon-Stone

Artist Biography

Art and animals has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I have previously worked as an illustrator and also designed needlecraft projects working freelance for craft magazines and writing a book ‘animals in cross stitch’ published by Merhurst Fairfax. My love for animals took me on a different ...
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Art and animals has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I have previously worked as an illustrator and also designed needlecraft projects working freelance for craft magazines and writing a book ‘animals in cross stitch’ published by Merhurst Fairfax. My love for animals took me on a different route some years ago when I started volunteering for a national animal charity and my day job is focused on helping animals in need whilst I continue to develop my art which I am totally committed to often spending several hours a day painting and drawing.  I often exhibit my work and take private commissions.

Type/Style of Work:  I work in two distinct styles.  The first I would describe as leaning towards realism, I love detail and capturing the unique essence of my subject, usually animals.  The second is more experimental looking for patterns and the flow of movement and where I can be truly free to be creative and communicate something beyond realism.  Often reducing down to black and white and letting line and marks express movement light and detail.  This is the style I would choose for this project.

Why I wished to be involved: I feel a deep connection with the fauna and flora of the Cotswolds.  I love looking for the interconnectedness of pattern and texture and how the seasons give new opportunities to see things afresh. Hares are ethereal and link us with our past when humans were more in tune with nature and the flow of life. This is such an amazing opportunity and the possibilities are endless.  I would love the chance to decorate a Hare that would give my artistic view of the Cotswolds.