Sundown / Original
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“Sundown” by Heather Denison is an exclusive original* oil painting on stretched canvas, ready to hang.
"With its title and the pheasant decoration on the jar, it is a nod to hunting; the rabbit having been introduced for the sport. I love the works of the old masters and hoped to have a slightly 'Durer-like' rabbit; innocent. The butterflies, again for resurrection; this time, Monarchs (hunting being the sport of kings; so the name Monarch seemed fitting) There is a decline in the Monarch butterfly population so they need a sanctuary too. Again, a pearl and spring flowers for the new season of hope". Heather Denison, 2020.
*Exclusive Originals are 'one off' paintings with no reproductions made from the artwork.
Please note that sold works will be on display in the gallery for two weeks to allow for customers to enjoy the show in its totality.
Size: (h)760mm x (w)600mm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Artist Signature: Yes
Originally from Zimbabwe Heather Denison is a full time artist working from her studio in the countryside of Hawkes Bay. Since her move to New Zealand in 2003, the focus of her work has changed from the wild animals of Africa to the wildlife and gardens surrounding her rural property. Heather has won awards for her bird and botanical artwork and has paintings held in private collections in New Zealand and Overseas.
“My inspiration comes, mostly, from the connection between the natural world and the human element. In my still life paintings, the blend of past and present; man-made items combined with the creatures that inhabit the landscape echo that delicate balance. In all my work, I strive to capture the emotion, atmosphere and beauty of my subject matter.”