Emperor stag

'When the Emperor stag was shot on Exmoor in 2010 that same raw part of me was touched.  I just knew I had to paint him. How else could I express my respect for such a wonderful creature?  After all, I am an artist and painting is my language. I wanted to celebrate his life, his energy, his presence.  How could someone wilfully shoot such a handsome beast? What right did they have? So I painted him in all his glory, with his fourteen point antlers and nine-foot stature. A testament to nature at its most magnificent.'

Emperor stag painting
The Emperor Stag  280cm x 180cm  Oil paint on canvas

 

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