This is an original contemporary and impressionist style pastel painting measuring 11" x 13" inches created in pastels on archival quality sanded paper. Your painting is a totally original piece of artwork created by me and is hand signed on both the front and back of the painting.
Meet 'Derrick Pegasus', a wonderful donkey full of character and life – rescued from a rubbish dump where he spent his life on a chain, he is now thankfully enjoying his days as a long term resident of The Pegasus Sanctuary here in France.
Derrick is a real personality, now an old boy in his late 20's, but this doesn't stop him from making much mischief at the sanctuary – he loves a full tummy and one of his favourite activities is trying to break into the feed room - he has got so good that they have had to put an extra bolt on the door that he can't reach – one on the inside too as he likes to gate crash when someone is in there preparing the food! - this cheeky chap has become a bit of a mascot, keeping everyone on their toes :)
I will be donating 10% of all net profits on any of my paintings or products featuring horses and donkeys directly to The Pegasus Sanctuary to help them in their endless quest to help these beautiful creatures.
A little about The Pegasus Sanctuary:
The Pegasus Sanctuary is based in Normandy France – an amazing small charity that started with a kind heart, a bit of land and the pension of one lady, Felicity. The sanctuary rescues and re homes horses and donkeys, most of whom were destined for a long and gruelling journey to the slaughterhouses in Italy – others from cases of cruelty and neglect – others from going to the bullfighting rings in Spain.
Felicity has been rescuing these wonderful souls for over 10 years and set up the charity in 2016. She has rescued hundreds of horses and donkeys and has currently has over 50 residents – running the sanctuary single-handedly with just a handful of volunteers, relying on her pension and any donations she is able to raise.
If you can help in anyway, with a donation, re homing, volunteering, spreading the word or would simply like to know more about this amazing little charity who work tirelessly to help these wonderful creatures Please visit either their website or their Facebook page.
The Pegasus Sanctuary are a registered charity in France, Association Loi de 1901, their registered number (R.N.A) is W504003253.
Thank you for helping me to help them x
FRAMING PACKAGING & DELIVERY
I am happy to send your painting worldwide and offer free tracked delivery.
I do not frame my work as this is a very personal choice. The painting is therefore sent unframed, carefully wrapped and is safely protected with glassine paper, sandwiched in between two foam core boards for extra protection. If you would prefer your artwork mounted & framed please contact me directly and I will let you know if this is possible and the extra costs involved in framing and delivery charges.
Estimated delivery times 2-3weeks dependant upon location.
CARE & PROTECTION
A little word about pastels...
Pastels are a wonderful medium chosen by many of the great masters of previous years, they are as close to pure pigment as possible and offer a depth of richness, colour and a softness unsurpassed, in my view, by any other medium.
Your portrait is an original pastel painting, which is a loose medium, the painting is NOT protected with any fixative as this dulls the colours, so please handle your work of art with care and do not touch the painting. To ensure that your painting lasts for many years to come your artwork should be mounted and framed under glass and kept out of direct sunlight.
Please Note: Screen monitors vary in their display of colours and may differ slightly from the actual original artwork.