Wild Hare

james conlan

About the Hare

Being lucky enough to live in the Cotswold countryside in a pretty Cotswold village. I wanted my design to reflect this. I am surrounded by fields, hills and woodland. Often on my way to school I see rooks, barn owls, squirrels, stoats and deer’s. During March I often see hares boxing in the fields and it seemed right to decorate the leveret with many of the animals that shape my everyday life. I also focused on seed heads. I love ...
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Being lucky enough to live in the Cotswold countryside in a pretty Cotswold village. I wanted my design to reflect this. I am surrounded by fields, hills and woodland. Often on my way to school I see rooks, barn owls, squirrels, stoats and deer’s. During March I often see hares boxing in the fields and it seemed right to decorate the leveret with many of the animals that shape my everyday life. I also focused on seed heads. I love the shapes and patterns they create, particularly noticeably in late summer and autumn, and to me they give a flavour of the Cotswolds. The background colours that I chose were deliberate. I wanted them to be fresh and to contrast with the blackness of the silhouetted forms. Overall I wanted my design to reflect the wide range of wildlife that lives in the Cotswolds alongside me and to be a celebration of this.

Artist

James Conlan

Artist Biography

I am currently a student at Farmor’s School in Year 8. My main interests are rugby, drawing and cats. I love playing as a winger as part of the school team and I am looking forward to beginning training at Gloucester with the ‘Developing Player Programme’ very soon. I have ...
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I am currently a student at Farmor’s School in Year 8. My main interests are rugby, drawing and cats. I love playing as a winger as part of the school team and I am looking forward to beginning training at Gloucester with the ‘Developing Player Programme’ very soon. I have played for Cirencester RFC for 3 years. When I am not playing rugby I love to draw and paint. It is very rewarding but can also be frustrating at times. I have lived in the Cotswolds for 7 years and enjoyed spotting the hares on the trail around my local community last year. They are a great way of proving that art is for everyone. It doesn’t have to be confined to art galleries walls and enjoyed only by those who think they know a lot about it.  It’s also a fantastic opportunity for ordinary people who aren’t paid artists and who love creating art to show what they can do and have an audience. I was excited to be asked by my art teacher to enter a design to decorate a leveret in the hare trail 2018 and to be part of a project which is a fun, eye-catching way to raise money for charity.

Sponsor

Blenheim Palace