The Hare that Cares

Artist

Nick Buckle

Artist Biography

I am a musician, songwriter with Thee Ones and run a small print & design company in Stroud called N&P Print Ltd. Art has alway been a massive part of me but my creative life has moved more towards music than painting in recent times. So having the opportunity to ...
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I am a musician, songwriter with Thee Ones and run a small print & design company in Stroud called N&P Print Ltd. Art has alway been a massive part of me but my creative life has moved more towards music than painting in recent times. So having the opportunity to return to painting has been a joy.

Haresfield School came to me with the idea of painting a Hare to reflect the school, children and local communities relationship with the surroundings. The school sits below the beautiful Harefield Beacon and it’s rolling hills so it would be easy to just concentrate on the landscape. But after some discussion the schools head suggested incorporating the big blue doors of the old school building as it has seen generation after generation pass through them, and will for years to come. The idea of ‘The Hare’ being the spirit of the school and surrounding area also seemed apt as it could wear the school like a jacket so you walked into the Hare when you entered the school. The children really wanted their playing field, next to the school to be on there, as they played there most of their breaks and also the big old tree which they sit around and climb. So quiet quickly the design made itself.

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