'Sweet Dreams' Sleeping Leopard
Using as a reference a photo I took of Mias,at Banham Zoo, Norfolk in May 2018.
Mias, and his partner Sa Mias, are Sri Lankan leopards, an endangered subspecies of leopard endemic to the island of Sri Lanka; both were born in European zoos as part of the European Breeding Programme for this subspecies and reside at Banham Zoo, Norfolk.
Seeing this beautiful male leopard in repose accentuated the sense of power disguised by his languid pose. Zoos give us the privilege of witnessing large cats in a quasi-natural environment but with it goes the knowledge of the deprivation of true freedom the animal has sacrificed.
Watercolour on Aquarelle Arches C/P 140lb
painting size; 11'' x 8.25''
Total size; 16' x 13'
Comes with a 2.5'' deep, pale peach Mount Card.Total size 13'' x 16''
Certificate of Authenticity signed by myself accompanies each original.
Backed with artists' greyboard and cellophane wrapped for presentation.
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W 30.48 cm x H 22.86 cm
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About the Artist
Apart from an 'A' level in Art, I am self-taught. I have painted throughout my life and it is a source of joy and constant exploration for me. The passion I feel for my work is expressed through my diverse subject matter and vibrant colours. Growing up in a small village in Cambridgeshire I spe...