This painting began as a ‘portrait’ of a nearby landscape feature, One Tree Hill. Of its own volition, the picture morphed into a comment on a local popular sport, a pastime pursued by many animal lovers in the area. This consists of the removal of life, and often the intestines, from passing pheasants and other wildfowl using 12-bore shotguns. This, you’ll understand, is all done in the interests of sport, conservation, enjoyment, and a healthy day out in the open air. The cartridge cases are by Purdey and the crown bottle top is courtesy of Birra Peroni 1846, a distinguished Italian beer maker. The cigarette butts are unbranded.

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‘Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.’ Jackson Pollock


        20” x 15” (51 x 38 cm)

Acrylic on gessoed panel