"Stoat and Ermine" by Matt Hayton
– Hiding in Plain Sight –
Camouflage features seventy international illustrators and designers who are pulling off the veil on the concept of what it means to be invisible. Artists created work exploring the concepts of blending in, assimilating, and adapting to their surroundings. Whatever the reason, we're constantly in hiding in one way or another. The art of camouflage spans the political, aesthetic, scientific, magical, psychological and social realms. The Camouflage Exhibition is on display May 26th - July 14th, 2017.
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Stoat and Ermine
Pair of watercolor paintings
Pair of 7" x 9.5" paintings
$150.00 for the pair
About this piece:
The Stoat is a highly adaptable. Its fur is very distinct, with the upper parts being red-brown and the underneath being white tinged with yellow. The summer colouration is "protective" inasmuch that it harmonizes generally with the colors of the ground littered with the remains of dead leaves and bark. However, in the Alpine districts of Scotland and Northern England, the Stoat has adapted by becoming pure white all over in the winter months, with the exception of the tip of the tail which always remains black. This change enables the Stoat to steal upon its prey unseen from a short distance as it is well camouflaged against the snow. In this pure white state, it is called the Ermine.
About this artist:
Matt Hayton is an illustrator from a small town nestled in a valley on the outskirt of the (beautiful) Lake District in England.
Matt considers himself almost entirely a self-taught artist but did study a foundation art and design course at Kendal College.
Matt draws inspiration stylistically from scientific illustration and golden age fairytale illustrators such as Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. He loves folklore and the idea of a narrative or tale been retold, altered and treasured over many generations and that is something inherent in his work.
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