Commissions for original artwork Closed until further notice.

 

Big 'Elwyn' for The Odd Chair Company.

This is big Elwyn, commissioned exclusively for The Odd Chair Company Elwyn is raising awareness for ivory poaching with his precious gold tusks.

Painted on Arches Aquarelle 640gsm 100% cotton paper he is 70cm x 70cm.


You will find this exclusive piece at The Odd Chair Company's London Showroom. Should you wish to enquire about this original piece, please call The Odd Chair Company on 0207 730 6442 or email jessica@theoddchaircompany.com. They would be delighted to hear from you.

10% of this artwork was donated to International Elephant Foundation (IEF).

http://www.theoddchaircompany.com/

Elwyn April 2020
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Elwyn April 2020
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Elwyn April 2020
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Elwyn April 2020
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Packaging Elwyn 2019
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Elwyn 2019
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'Elwyn' The African Elephant.

Welsh word meaning 'wise/noble friend' I felt it fitting with this painting and its origin here in Wales.

Featured in House and Garden and Vanity Fair magazine.

- Painting (like first image left) - watercolour/gold ink on 300gsm paper

- Size - Painting Approx 10" x 10"

  

- Framing - I do not post frames at the moment due to the fragile nature of glass and risk of damage in the post.

- Loxodonta africana: African bush elephant. A taxonomic genus within the family Elephantidae also known as 'a family of bulky/large herbivorous mammals collectively called elephants.

Status: Vulnerable

Approx 415,000 in the wild

Am Byth in progress 2020
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Am Byth packaged 2020
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'Am Byth'

Welsh word meaning 'Forever'

 

Mother and baby elephant.

- Painting (left) watercolour and ink on 300gsm paper

- Size - Painting Approx 10" x 10" inches

         

Mabon 2020
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Mabon 2019
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Mabon 2020
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'Mabon'

The baby Asian Elephant

- Painting (left) watercolour and ink on 300gsm paper

- Size - Painting Approx 10" x 10" inches

         

Elephant Ganesh Gaj 1660 -1670
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Elephant Ganesh Gaj 1660 -1670
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Elephant Ganesh Gaj 1660 -1670
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Elephant Ganesh Gaj 1660 -1670
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Elephant Ganesh Gaj 1660 -1670

- Painting (left) watercolour and finished with gold ink on 300gsm paper.

Inspired by historical imagery

- Size - Painting Approx 10" x 10" inches

         

Past Ceramic artwork Below

Elephantidae 2012

© 2021 Hayley C Lewis. Elestration® Please contact me for images.

Above you can see all my work and inspiration from my project and exhibition 'Elephantidae 2012' I am not currently using ceramics so most of the pieces above are sold, I do have some old pieces from this collection that I would consider for sale please use the contact form here if you want more information.

 

I have a long held interest in the depiction of animals in art: particularly the elephant. This had led me to an awareness of their endangerment. In my work I aim to convey the role and nature of elephants through the ages with their magnificent forms, using an illustrative method of blue and white painting. I started this journey in 2011 by using porcelain for its precious, reflective and symbolic qualities to raise awareness of their vulnerability, and Juxtaposing historical and contemporary imagery in the same stylistic way in order to give the viewer an insight into this very special and endangered relationship with elephants through museology, my past work with ceramics influenced my current art practice and brand.

Using the Ceramic form that triggers our memories and associations, combined with illustration and using historical imagery and current concerns I urge the public to look at the issues facing their extinction. I believe ceramics provided me the perfect surface in which to learn ways in which I can raise concerns and reveal truths that are crucial to the way in which we see the future of endangerment. Through my work I intend to highlight the plight of vulnerable elephants, expanding on various ways in which to convey their lives through illustrative techniques.

My long term goal is to make a significant contribution to vulnerable Elephants through illustration as previously I used surfaces like porcelain and glazes to develop innovative ways to bring these current issues forward. I am interested in developing forgotten traditions combined with my passion for the un-told stories of animals through illustration.