30 x 30 cms unframed oil painting on cotton canvas panel
Painted in impasto oil paint using a painting knife
Inspiration: The original reference photograph for this painting is one of two supplied by my childhood friend Karen T during a coffee-time school friends' reunion. I was telling her about my pollinator series, and she instantly started showing me the stunning photographs she had taken close to her home in Scotland. This shot of the foxglove and bumblebee was absolutely stunning.
Within a day or so of our meeting, I flipped Karen's original image from left to right and started painting!
Dorset Artist - inspired by nature and the beautiful wildflowers & coast of my home county
Oil & acrylic original paintings
All images © Andrea Hook
Selected for 'The Artist' Highly Commended Online Exhibition 2022
Double selection for 'ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2020', Mall Galleries
Selected for 'The Artist' category of The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines' Open Art Competition 2020
Selected for Artists & Illustrators Magazine's Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries Exhibition 2017
Winner of the New Forest Open Art 2015