'Elephants'

2016
Commission, Lampshade
12" diameter x 8" high

Sold


I was commissioned to make this 'Elephant' lampshade by a good customer of mine, who left her beautiful marble base with me, so I could match the colours to it.

I'd never done anything like it before.  Just doing the drawing itself took me a week!  With elephants being basically grey, I enjoyed the challenge of working out the shapes and shadows using only three shades of grey.  The cracked background, with its strong terracotta colour worked into the cracks, gives the feel of the sun-baked heat of Africa.

This elephants design became the first in what was to become my 'wild animals' series which includes lions, tigers and zebras.

Sadly this piece is sold but if you would like to talk about commissioning one like it, email me