Love by Hayley Goodhead

Love by Hayley Goodhead

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Love by Hayley Goodhead, limited edition of 195 Giclee on Box Canvas

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Artist

Hayley Goodhead

Medium

Giclee On Box Canvas

Edition Size

195

Image Size

22″ x 28″

Framed Size

27″ x 33″

Availability

Available

Product Description

Love by Hayley Goodhead

Hayley is one of this year’s most exciting artistic discoveries. Her witty and distinctive animal images are inspired by all things contemporary – well known brands, the colours and patterns of the fashion world, the modern love of the visual joke – and she brings these elements together in her uniquely appealing realist style and vibrant palette.

Hayley was born in Staffordshire and from a young age all she ever wanted to be was a professional artist. She graduated from The University of Gloucestershire in 2010 with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art and embarked on her personal journey towards artistic recognition, painting during the week and finding inspiration at the weekend working in a gallery. In her second year at university Hayley had received a commission to paint a black Labrador and this had started her on the path towards wildlife and other animal painting. Her work was noticed in the gallery and she began to take on commissions and frame and exhibit her work. More commissions came in, the work began to sell, and Hayley began to forge a reputation, first locally, then nationally.

Her stylish images have swiftly become highly sought-after and her creative imagination and unstoppable flow of new ideas suggest that she is a major star in the making.

The giraffe (Giraffa) is an African artiodactyl mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. It is traditionally considered to be one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, with nine subspecies. However the existence of up to eight extant giraffe species have been described, based upon research into the mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, as well as morphological measurements of Giraffa. Seven other species are extinct, prehistoric species known from fossils.

The giraffe’s chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones, and its distinctive coat patterns. It is classified under the family Giraffidae, along with its closest extant relative, the okapi. Its scattered range extends from Chad in the north to South Africa in the south, and from Niger in the west to Somalia in the east. Giraffes usually inhabit savannahs and woodlands. Their food source is leaves, fruits and flowers of woody plants, primarily acacia species, which they browse at heights most other herbivores cannot reach. They may be preyed on by lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and African wild dogs. Giraffes live in herds of related females and their offspring, or bachelor herds of unrelated adult males, but are gregarious and may gather in large aggregations. Males establish social hierarchies through “necking”, which are combat bouts where the neck is used as a weapon. Dominant males gain mating access to females, which bear the sole responsibility for raising the young.