Getting Ready for the Westwood

Medium: Oils on canvas

Original Size: 76 x 51

I have painted the cattle as they arrive from farms in the surrounding area.

They are being received by Mr Jim Cornfoot, the Master of the Pastures for Beverley Westwood. The cattle are initially inspected before they are released to graze for the summer and autumn.

I find I am drawn to their trusting nature and innocence. I find each one has a unique personality and will react differently to the situation in which they find themselves.

I enjoy painting their wonderful hides and the quirkiness of their movements at times.