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ARTWORK DESCRIPTION: Clare’s favourite part of a composition to draw are the eyes as she feels they can tell such a story and really engage the viewer. Clare really loved capturing this leopard’s defiant, challenging stare which seems to follow the viewer once they lock eyes. In her hyper-realistic drawing Clare also experimented with different textures in order to bring the beautiful leopard to life.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Clare Parkes is a wildlife and pet portrait artist based in Hertfordshire, England who works predominantly in pastels. Graduating in 2008 with a degree in Fine Art, Clare went on to work at Madame Tussauds as a wax figure painter, and it was whilst working there that she discovered a love of realism and detail. Clare has always had a passion for wildlife and art and loves being able to capture the little individual quirks and personality of each animal, drawing the viewer’s eye in to characteristics which might sometimes be overlooked.
FRAMED DIMENSIONS: 40 x 57 cm
UNFRAMED DIMENSIONS: 36 x 54 cm
DELIVERY INFORMATION: Please note that delivery costs are NOT included in the purchase price and there may be additional custom charges if the buyer resides outside of the UK. Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch with you to discuss collection and delivery options. All artworks will remain, even if sold, at the Mall Galleries until the exhibition concludes on 16 September 2023.
CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTION: At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.