Leather is bull – original acrylic painting



This is an original acrylic painting of a bull wearing a leather jacket entitled ‘leather is bull’ because essentially it was his skin before we decided to turn it into clothing for ourselves.

From the sale of this painting I will donate 50% to Towerhill Stables Animal Sanctuary who work incredibly hard to support over 500 rescued ‘farmed’ animals who live in their care. Thank you for helping me to help animals with my art.

As an animal lover, I like to use my art to raise awareness of how we treat the animals we share the planet with and it seems bizarre to me that we can love some animals and eat or wear others. This was inspired by a real life bull who lived for much too short a while in the field behind our cottage (You can see his photo in the studio shot). He was magnificent and gentle despite his huge size and he didn’t have horns (even though the common perception is that all bulls have horns, in modern animal farming they are often polled so they either are born without horns or have them removed so as not to endanger the humans farming them) and so I decided against adding them to his portrait.

You will receive an original artwork hand painted in acrylic ink on canvas measuring 20 x 20cm. It comes framed in a wooden box frame measuring 24.5 x 24.5cm. The wood has been left in its natural state but you could varnish or stain it if you prefer.

Postage within the UK is free and will be by Royal Mail tracked/signed for. Postage elsewhere will be by Royal Mail International signed for.

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Contact Seller

Hi, I’m Nicola McLean, an artist from the north of Ireland, currently living in the far north of Scotland with three fancy rats, two west highland terriers and one husband.

I paint whatever inspires me – nine times out of ten that will be animals of all shapes and sizes but I also love landscapes both urban and natural, all of which I re-imagine using as colourful a palette as possible.