Hannah Shergold – What Lies Beneath

Original, Painting | 160 × 100 cm | Framed


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The painting ‘What Lies Beneath’ depicts the iconic event of the wildebeest migration as they cross the uncertain river waters. Using high-flow metallic acrylics for the swirling background, the animals are painted in impasto oil, the movement of them leaping over each other represented by the geometric lines.

Oil and acrylic on canvas


Hannah Shergold is a self-taught colourist working primarily in oils and acrylics. Drawing on her university degree in zoology and veterinary anatomy, she developed her unique style whilst serving as a helicopter pilot with the British Army in Kenya. Hannah uses high-flow acrylics and thick, impasto oil paint to bring an abstract, geometric element to her work. By dragging the paint through itself she embraces the ‘happy accidents’ that add layering and depth to the work, leaving much of the image to be found or filled in by the viewer’s own mind.


Please note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for this artwork, and there may be additional customs charges for deliveries outside the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain at the Mall Galleries, even if sold, until the exhibition concludes on 6 July 2024.


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.