THE MUNTJAC

 

        THE MUNTJAC

        26” x 36” (66 x 91cm)

       Acrylic on gessoed panel

       £3750

Muntjac deer seem to be rather lonely and morose little critters. This is despite the fact, so I’ve read, they may soon become the most numerous species of deer in England. Some of the varmints have also crossed the border into Scotland where perhaps the ‘timid wee beasties’ may become known as McMuntjacs. Their main activity, as a breed, is scaring the life out of car drivers. They’re very good at this and work hard at it. They have few fans as far as I know, generally getting a bad press. The fourth estate’s usual condemnation is they’re ‘foreign’; as if the air we breathe, the very wind in our hair wasn’t ‘abroad’ before it reached us. In the dark time of the year a muntjac will cower beneath tree cover, enduring cold and privation that puts us to shame.