Stanford Court Hotel - December > Elusive-2 - a large original oil on canvas of an autumn forest clearing with deer
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Elusive-2 is a 36x48 inches large original oil on canvas of an autumn forest clearing with deer. The painting shows a stag and a doe blinking in and out of existence in a clearing in an autumn forest. The trees lead you into the painting and the deer wait in the misty clearing to transport you elsewhere. Deer are seen as messengers or spirit guides in many cultures and I do find them ethereal and very beautiful. I have no idea how people can shoot them. This painting is another in another in a series of large forest landscape deer paintings that are a tribute to the beautiful landscapes of Sussex, especially around the Ashdown Forest and the elusive deer that inhabit them. Deer have a magical way of appearing and then vanishing in the blink of an eye. It always takes my breath away when I come across them in a forest. This painting is atmospheric, abstract, art nouveau, expressionist, in style. It has deep edges, white, and is ready to hang. See video at: https://youtu.be/cjktPAEkI04
I am an artist based in Sussex, England and I paint large landscape paintings and seascape paintings in oil on canvas. My painting style is not always easy to define but has elements of abstract, Impressionist, Expressionist and possibly some Art-Nouveau. Although I have a fine art degree in sculpture (acquired at Brighton in 1983), I am largely self-taught as a painter. For many year’s I painted animal portraits but finally realised I was having to repress my urge to ...