This new cushion collection was inspired by my 'Seeing within my 5km' series of paintings I did earlier this year. I am lucky to live close enough to the farm I grew up on. So during lockdown It was lovely to bring the kids for walks on the land I grew up on. It brought back many very happy childhood memories of life in rural Ireland.
I took this photo while out for a walk one day during lockdown. I spotted him staring back at me in the field as I was trying to juggle three kids and their bikes and scooters on the road. I couldn't figure out by his stare if he felt pity for me or if he was trying to reassure me that "all would be ok, enjoy the chaotic moment and just breathe". Either way his presence had a calming effect on me and I managed to capture this pose on my phone. So when I was painting him I wanted to try to convey the character behind this beautiful creature.
Meet Peggy. Full of confidence, charisma and style.
This cushion is made in Ireland on a lush soft velvet fabric using eco-friendly inks. It comes in 2 sizes 40cm or 50cm. Each cushion has my branded label on the side. Barney is on one side and the reverse is a plain navy velvet to suit the design. This one would make a perfect gift for anyone that has a love for cows and its a statement piece on your couch!