Veterin-Harey

Laura Wright-Veterin Hare

About the Hare

After painting my first Hare for last years trail I had most definitely been bitten by the bug and was keen to do another one for the 2018 trail. So when my design got the ‘OK’ by Florence and the team I was super excited to get started.
I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember but my other love is my job as a veterinary nurse. I had to think of a way to combine these two ...
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After painting my first Hare for last years trail I had most definitely been bitten by the bug and was keen to do another one for the 2018 trail. So when my design got the ‘OK’ by Florence and the team I was super excited to get started.

I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember but my other love is my job as a veterinary nurse. I had to think of a way to combine these two passions for my Hare design, whilst trying to fit with the overall theme of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ within the Cotswolds.

Veterinary teams work with all animals great and small from the companion animals much loved by residents of the Cotswold whom accompany them on fantastic walks. To the farm animals – the dairy cattle the sheep and the rare breeds we so love to see in the fields. And even the wildlife – the foxes, badger, deer – some of whom need medical help and rehabilitation.

And so I decided to create Dr Veterin-Harey. Drawing on my (excuse the accidental pun) illustrator/artist skills to create realistic coloured pencil drawing of animals I chose to paint the head and body of the Hare in a realistic fur pattern, putting down several layers of acrylic paint to build up the texture in the animals fur.

The details in the design – fob watch stethoscope, scrub top etc all add to the character and I feel that I have painted in a similar style to my work from last year Hare ‘Fritil-Harey’.

Artist

Laura Wright

Artist Biography

I have painted or drawn animals since I was around 7 years old. I love it, It’s my therapy, my ‘me’ time, I zone out when I’m surrounded by my pencils trying to create realistic fur on portraits that you want to run you fingers through!
I predominantly draw dogs but ...
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I have painted or drawn animals since I was around 7 years old. I love it, It’s my therapy, my ‘me’ time, I zone out when I’m surrounded by my pencils trying to create realistic fur on portraits that you want to run you fingers through!

I predominantly draw dogs but 2018 has already seen me tackle a Hare drawing and a Kingfisher as I experiment with my art work and move into wildlife pencil drawings too.  My prefered medium is coloured pencil.  I’ve also drawn Horses and Cats.

My drawing has to fit around a busy life as Mum to two children, two dogs, two guinea pigs and working two days a week as a Veterinary Nurse.