Hens

Anyone who has owned or watched hens will recognise the way they have different characters. Alert heads often pop up whilst others nestle down contentedly.

I no longer own hens but my neighbour has lots and they wander in and out of my garden, often without me knowing. They regularly leave their calling cards - a trail of pretty fluffy feathers!

I was mystified as to which sort of creature was gnawing huge holes in the top of my cabbages in my vegetable garden. Then one day, from my painting studio, I saw this hungry hen dashing purposefully past. I turned the corner just in time to see this ‘masked invader’ pecking at some speed into my cabbage! Mystery solved!

Hens are very comical, as long as you keep a sense of humour!

I went back to my studio and painted ‘The Masked Invader’ in acrylics on a piece of mdf board. I painted it fast and scratchy to try to get the movement and character of the scene I had just witnessed. I have painted hens ever since!

Timed Lavender
Acrylic on Canvas
Unframed size: 50cm x 50cm
Framed size: 52.5x52.5cm

“'Timed Lavender' is a comical play on the unreliable subjectivity of memory, with two vertical lines creating a glitch. The lavender appears as a constant, through which the chickens are passing. This artwork captures British summertime, though unpredictable, in all its glory. One tentatively following behind, these two chickens are placed at the heart of this composition. Their vibrant surroundings frame this escapade."
Hen On Board
Acrylic painting on board
30 x 30cm
The Human Race
Oil
60 x 60cm + frame
Escape
Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.
The Human Race II
Oil
60 x 60cm + frame

Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.
The Hen House
Giclee print
30 x 40cm + frame
Welcoming The Neighbours
Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.
The Welcoming
Giclee print
30 x 30cm + frame

Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.
The Grand Hentrance
 Here Come the Girls
Giclee print
30 x 40cm + frame

Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.
Mother Hen
Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.
 Hens in Lavender
Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.
Gloria
Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.
Hotstepper
Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.
Old Friends
Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art canvas print.
The early bird
Oprah
Trouble In Paradise
Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.
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