This painting is the latest in a series called "Do you like me now?" which challenges the perspective of the viewer by painting an often overlooked subject and adding a flower crown so the viewer may add more value to the subject.
Stanley the sheep was found entangled in a thicket, weak, cold and scared with night drawing in. There were no other living sheep near him, but the bodies of several lambs in various states of decay could clearly be seen. He wasn't even bleating, as if he'd given up. Luckily Stanley was found and was in safe hands until he reached his forever home at Fleecehaven who are a sheep sanctuary in North Devon that provide a safe, loving home for life to over 120 sheep. Other than poultry, sheep make up the largest number of farmed animals in the UK, one shocking statistic is that around 20% of lambs apparently die from disease or exposure before they are weaned and this loss is considered acceptable and budgeted for. I'm incredibly grateful Stanley didn't fall prey to this statistic and fought for his own life.
The sale of this painting of Stanley will donate £100 to Fleecehaven to support amazing work they do and their incredible residents whose stories had me in tears so many times.
The canvas is roughly 24 x 20" and painted with vegan acrylic paints. It will be sent next day delivery via DPD unless collection can be arranged.