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“Hello! My name is Ann and I paint full-time, here in my Wiltshire studio. Times have been tough for everyone recently, so I’d like YOU to have an art print from my Hares Collection for FREE!

It’s hard to find art that you love these days. Many galleries have either closed or hiked their prices out-of-reach. There’s always online of course, but with so much to see, you’re often spoilt-for-choice: am I right? And even when you DO decide, there’s the worry that the work will never match-up to what you hope or imagine.

But art shouldn’t be one of those luxuries that few people can enjoy. We know how important it is for our mental health, to be surrounded by inspirational, beautiful artwork. Something that makes us smile, daydream or just feel happy

‘Art is the one true luxury, we can’t live without’.

If you love Hares, then I suspect you’re already tempted, so I’ll make you a deal: I want YOU to claim a FREE print from my Hares Collection. All I ask, is that you cover the P&P… My hope, is that if you like what I have to offer, you’ll consider upgrading your order or making a purchase from me on my main website, to support my ability to create more artwork and make more of you happier! How’s that?

From Claire Stokes:

More than happy with our beautiful pair of Hares!

They’re very much at-home above our fireplace, reflecting the wild Hares in the fields opposite. We love them both and can’t imagine the living room without them!

From Debbie Gough:

Such beautiful artwork from Ann. So much talent. It’s a privilege to own a piece of her art, I absolutely love it (can’t believe I have it, every time I look at it).  In addition, it was a real joy to deal with Ann and her partner, Gary, throughout the purchase process; both having made it as perfect as is possible for me by the time I received “my” beautiful painting. 

Though it feels slightly wrong to say “my”, as I feel like the custodian of Ann’s work & very privileged to be so, for as long as it’s in my care..!!

From Sally Davies:

The Hare arrived beautifully wrapped and I eagerly removed him from his packaging. Printed on very high quality artists’ paper, Harold is fabulous in every way. The framer said “Wow! He’s totally gorgeous. I’ve seen lots, but he’s something special” – says it all. She fell in love with Harold, much like everyone who sees him – and wanted to keep him for herself.

Harold is very large, but the definition of the image has not been diminished in any way with enlargement. Moreover, he is striking.  There is no doubt Harold is in the room!  I am sure all of Ann’s works have the same impact. Harold is a breath of fresh air and fits into my crazy animal world effortlessly – despite being such a big presence. Everyone who enters the room is watched by him; visitors are drawn in by his hypnotic gaze.

The quality, attention to detail and Ann’s artistic brilliance are amazing. I highly recommend her work and shall definitely be a returning customer.

From Alice Bright:

I bought a print for my boyfriend’s birthday and he absolutely loves it. The details and colours are just perfect and the print is of high quality. Ann and Gary have been so lovely throughout the purchase process which is the cherry on the cake, with thoughtful touches that we are so grateful for!

  Here’s how it works…

  • You choose your FREE 6″ x 6″ print from the ‘Hares Collection’.
  • Superb, Certified reproductions of the original paintings.
  • Uses pristine, acid-free, 240GSM uncoated stock.
  • Hand-Monogrammed by the Artist.
  • Only ONE order per household please…
  • The chance to purchase the full collection in two finishes, at special prices (limited stocks).
  • I’ll be making-up orders in batches, so you’ll receive your print(s) within 14 days.
  • Pop it into a beloved frame and enjoy this beautiful print.
  • Just pay a modest £4.25 P&P to ensure it reaches you safely & in good time.
  • I’m so confident you’ll love it, I’m offering a Full Guarantee. If you’re not 100% satisfied, I’ll refund you. You can even keep the print!

Why Hares?

When it comes to studying Hares, I don’t have to go too far in search of inspiration, as my Studio nudges the Wiltshire Downs. On occasion, I’ve been VERY lucky in some of my close-encounters with these beautiful animals: from discovering some Leverets in my flower-bed, to seeing a grizzled old Jack dozing on the lawn! Their resilience against the weather, predators and, well, us, remains inspirational and more than a little humbling.

FOUR of my most popular Hare studies now have their own Collection:

Purple Hare #1

‘PURPLE HARE #1’ is an important work in my career. It marks the first time I used these rich purple & blue tones for a wildlife piece. As things turned-out, so liberating was the discovery, that it was to become a gateway into several other works.

I’m particularly fond of how the splotches and splashes lend an air of movement to the work. In addition, I should mention the contrast achieved by the ‘golden eye’ against the purple tones; a real focus point. I’ve always loved the haughtiness of this character; how he looks at us from the corner of his eye, yet retains a cheeky air. Nothings fazes him. He’s seen it all before.

Rainbow Hare #2

For ‘RAINBOW HARE #2’, I moved beyond the delicate brushwork of the very first Rainbow Hare. This one would be BOLD! My first step, was to apply bold, white brush strokes over a black base layer. Onto this, I added a glaze of transparent colours.

You’re looking at a happy experiment that paid-off here… The amazing effects, of seeing how different colours blend and flow into each other was unexpected and led to another burst of new work.

I also want to mention the orange bloom at the top RHS. This was achieved with a little dry-brushing, over the existing red underpainting. As before, it resembled the look of a sunburst, but this second attempt can also be read as a cloud of steamy breath on a bright, cold morning. Again, another happy accident…

Purple Hare #2

As themes go, this purple-streak has been good to me over the years! Second time around, I wanted a more vulnerable feminine energy.

It makes a nice contrast to the rather haughty, imperious air of Purple Hare #1. To further soften the look, I got carried away with the ‘tendrils of colour’ used in her furry pelt. In fact, the more I look at the effect, the more it seems I’m shamelessly copying Van Gogh’s style.

Oh, and if If ‘PURPLE HARE #2’ looks rather startled, it’s because the subject was turning away, having heard the CLICK of Gary’s camera!

Rainbow Hare #3

For ‘RAINBOW HARE #3’, I took another step forward after ‘Rainbow Hare #2’. The boldness was still there, but more accentuated. As before, my first step was to apply bold, white brush strokes over a black base layer. Onto this, I added a glaze of transparent colours.

But this time, I went further with my colours, choosing brighter, bolder strokes. Once again, I was dazzled at the way some tones ran, merged or collided with others. ‘RH#3’ brings a joyous sense of fun and energy to any setting.

The orange bloom at the top corner, was achieved with a little dry-brushing, over the existing red underpainting. As before, it resembled the look of a sunburst, but this third attempt can also be read as a cloud of steamy breath on a bright, cold morning. Again, another happy accident…

* Special Limited Offer

Would you like all FOUR prints?

 

From Yvonne & Martin Sheehy:

Martin and I love Ann’s fantasy artworks. We love how realistic the animals look and the colours suit our rooms so well! Having a story about the pictures really helps with the fantasy, and it’s easy to imagine the places you have depicted.

From Katie Kell:

We have paintings and mugs and just love Ann’s attention to detail and fun subjects. She’s such a talented lady and we hope to add to our collection in future.

From Tim & Sharon Matthews:

I recently purchased 3 beautiful Ann Richmond prints for my home which we are very happy with. Our friends thought they looked lovely and I will definitely be buying more!

From Alice Taylor:

I keep the print near my bed, as it is where I too, end up ‘Lost in a Good Book’, reading long past my bedtime. I also drift off dreaming myself into Ann’s fantasy world which seems to grow and expand every week! I’d have all the pictures if my little narrowboat had the space.

Purple Hare #1

  • Free 6″ x 6″ Print.
  • I use pristine, acid-free, 240GSM uncoated stock.
  • Hand-Monogrammed.
  • Just £4.25 P&P to pay.

£20.00 FREE

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Purple Hare #2

  • Free 6″ x 6″ Print.
  • I use pristine, acid-free, 240GSM uncoated stock.
  • Hand-Monogrammed.
  • Just £4.25 P&P to pay.

£20.00 FREE

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Rainbow Hare #2

  • Free 6″ x 6″ Print.
  • I use pristine, acid-free, 240GSM uncoated stock.
  • Hand-Monogrammed.
  • Just £4.25 P&P to pay.

£20.00 FREE

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Rainbow Hare #3

  • Free 6″ x 6″ Print.
  • I use pristine, acid-free, 240GSM uncoated stock.
  • Hand-Monogrammed.
  • Just £4.25 P&P to pay.

£20.00 FREE

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Are you tempted by the full Collection?

My Free Print offer is limited to just ONE print-per-household, but I also have a limited number of complete sets at a HUGE discount. When they’re gone, they’re gone, so click the link below to get yours, while they’re available…

Hare Group Wall 4

About Ann

 

Hello & thanks for stopping by. I want to tell you something about the way I work and what drives me to paint.

As a few long-standing collectors of mine already know, I started my practice as a wildlife sculptor and worked for over twenty years as a commercial artist… But when that came to an end, I instinctively turned to painting. The step-away from 3D work proved a steep learning curve, but I think I’m getting there!

Turns out that the same approach used when sculpting original subjects also applies to painting them: as a Fine Artist, I try to capture something of an animal’s ‘soul’, rather than producing something copied from a photograph. To that end, I research each new subject extensively, aiming to find the look that best encapsulates the inspiration – or emotion – that I’m looking for.

As a result, I produce work that looks different to what you might be used to, but which stays true to my principles & vision.

Renowned painter of Magic Realism (and, occasionally, Wildlife subjects) Ann Richmond is based in Wiltshire, Southern England. We ship Fine-Art Prints, Gift Items & Original Works worldwide from our online store. Ann also considers select commissions & bespoke orders.

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