Hang in There

An image of a fruit bat by Eilidh Mitchell

Hang in There

Eilidh Mitchell

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Hang in There
Eilidh Mitchell
Mixed Media / Other
Artwork Size (cm)
18cm x 23cm


About the piece:
Eilidh is a Scottish artist specialising in animal portraiture. ‘Hang in There’ depicts a greyscale portrait of an inverted fruit bat, produced on PastelMat paper. She used grey and white soft pastel to illuminate the highlights in the folded wings and charcoal to capture the darkness in this piece. Contrary to popular belief, fruit bats have clear vision, and therefore Eilidh wanted to spotlight the bat’s dark, gleaming eyes to emphasise this fact. She opted for a greyscale effect to reflect the bats nocturnal patterns, as these animals often hunt by night.

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.