Gold Beatrix Potter featured in the Westmorland Gazette

July 28, 2016

This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth. Best known as the author of “Peter Rabbit” series, Potter was truly a multifaceted person; talented watercolour artist, scientist, farmer, conservationist, entrepreneur, etc.  She so loved the Lake District that she left 4000 acres of land including 14 farms to the National Trust after her death. I wanted to pay homage to her legacy enhancing the concept of Andy Warhol’s “Gold Marilyn Monroe”. While Warhol questioned Monroe’s legacy by using uneven gold paint in the background, I applied even gold to celebrate Potter’s legacy in the diptych style. The flock of sheep shown in the picture is Herdwick, native to the Lake District; it is said that Potter saved them from extinction. This work can be seen at the Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition until 7th September.






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Art workshop organized at Brantwood

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