Mr Hop the Hare
Mr Hop the Hare
This abstract wildlife artwork by South African wildlife artist Anthony Gadd featuring an African savannah hare with bright colours is an original oil painting on canvas. The artwork is entitled Mr Hop the Hare.
A perfectionist at heart, artist Anthony Gadd chooses each subject’s pose and composition with careful care and consideration. “My style has been described as loose, bold, and expressive, which I tend to agree with. I treasure the ‘happy accident’ which brings gesture and freshness to each piece I create.” While both powerful and sensitively executed, Anthony is able to capture moments in time; breathing creativity, attention to detail, and artistic freedom into each of his artworks.
Anthony Gadd is drawn to the ever-changing harsh wildness of the sea and barren landscapes. Black patches of exposed rock adorn long stretches of isolated white beaches, catching light in exciting contrasts in his paintings, while the sea can change from an inviting turquoise to a brooding dark and stormy blue in moments. All these dramatic “changes in time” are recorded in his mind, to be recreated in his studio.
Anthony Gadd has had a passion for art since his early school days in the Eastern Cape. A childhood spent roaming farms and interacting with wildlife gave him a deep respect for his environment, which he now translates into his South African landscape paintings.
A perfectionist at heart, Anthony Gadd chooses each subject's pose and composition carefully. But whether capturing intimate portraits of South African wildlife, an unspoiled landscape, or the sea's wildness, his work leaves room for surprise and playfulness. "My style has been described as loose, bold, and expressive. I treasure the 'happy accident' which brings gesture and freshness to each piece I create."
"I think I've matured from my original, more realistic style to become looser and more abstract." His approach includes doing most of his painting with four-inch brushes (the type used to paint a house) "so the brushwork has gesture and freshness."
Gadd has won the SA Society of Artists award for best-mixed media, holds permanent exhibitions in numerous galleries, has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, and is frequently commissioned. Gallery owners and art lovers can't get enough of his unique and dynamic approach to art.
Anthony works from his studio in Cape Town, is married to artist and author Ann, and has two children.
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