“Chasing the wild deer,
And following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands,
Wherever I go.”
oil on deep canvas, 24 x 18 inch (61 x 46 cm)
Commissioned portrait of red deer stag in rut season, for one big deer admirer. Oil on canvas painting inspired by Mark Smith Wildlife Photography (BBC Wildlife Magazine photographer, thank you for your kind permission Mark!) This order brought me a lot of joy to work on. Not only because it’s my first wildlife painting, but also because of the deer’s magnificent appearance in magical, chilly morning atmosphere full of that lovely golden light. The client received this with great excitement and even tears of joy, which for me is always the best possible feedback I could wish for.