Surrey Hills Cow Parade

The cow parade has arrived in the Surrey Hills! My cow design is based on the landscape gardens of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown If you look carefully you can find all sorts of features that are typical of his designs, including sinuous rivers, sombre shrubberies, and sweeping lawns. My favourite part of the design is the standing stones on her udders, one of which hides an anachronistic reference to my love of OS maps!

I was very kindly asked to paint her by Ecclesiastical Insurance who have been fantastic sponsors, arranging for her to spend 3 days at Blenheim Palace before heading off to her summer grazing place of Claremont Landscape garden in Surrey

Emily Ketteringham's Capability Brown Cow for Ecclesiastical Insurance at Blenheim Palace.

Emily Ketteringham’s Capability Brown Cow for Ecclesiastical Insurance at Blenheim Palace.

Emily Ketteringham's Capability Brown Cow for Ecclesiastical Insurance at Blenheim Palace.

Emily Ketteringham’s Capability Brown Cow for Ecclesiastical Insurance at Blenheim Palace.

Artist Emily Ketteringham with her Ecclesiastical IG sponsored cow Ms Brown Picture by Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media,

Artist Emily Ketteringham with her Ecclesiastical IG sponsored cow Ms Brown
Picture by Antony Thompson – Thousand Word Media,

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