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Oenone Hammersley F.R.G.S.

Rainforest and Wildlife Artist

Paintings in Oil on Canvas.

All paintings copyright ownership to artist.

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Snow Leopard C Small

Snow Leopard

Deep Forest copyright small

Deep Forest

Bluebell Wood C small
Wishing Tree C small

Bluebell Wood

Red Tree C small

Red Tree

Marqueyss with Enchanted Forest C small

Marqueyessac with Enchanted Forest

Sumatran Tiger with Seeds C Small

Sumatran Tiger in a Banyan Tree

Leopard balcony

Tropical balcony

Wishing Tree

Gnarled Tree C small

Gnarled Tree

Wild Woods with Elk C small copy

Wild Woods with Elk

Red Path  C small

Red Path

Tiger balcony

Temptation C small

Temptation

Green Roots with Seeds C Small

Green Roots

Ficus Monteverde with seeds small C

Ficus Monteverde

Buttress Roots C small

Buttress Roots

Villandry with Magical Deer Park small C

Villandry with Magical Deer Park

Strangler Fig with Seeds C small

Strangler Fig Tree

Room with a view

The warning of Hermes

Rainbow Trees kauai C Ancient Yew Tree with seeds C small

Rainbow Trees Kauai

Dreaming in Paddington C2

Paddington Dreaming

Ancient Yew Tree

Paddington Dreaming C2

Dreaming in Paddington

INSPIRATION

 Oenone’s recent theme is to marry realism with abstraction. The lush realistic vegetation in the foreground and it’s depiction of natural serenity surrenders to the haunting abstraction of the forests in the distance. these paintings have won an award for excellence from the Arts Club of Washington.

Colour and light are used to emphasize a vanishing world of wildlife and wilderness that implores one to take notice, appreciate the rare and raw beauty about us, and allow our imagination to roam about the abstract compositions symbolizing the unsettled and unsettling world where man alters nature.

The exquisite wrought iron balconies in Athens, Greece and Sydney, Australia, are depicted in her earlier paintings and act as a barrier between the intense reality of the wild animal in the foreground and the abstraction of nature in the background. The plants are used more as decorative suggestion than a reality, and reflect the natural themes in the ironwork.

“The mythological oils” the second to last two paintings are inspired by Greek Mythology. “ Myth or destiny” features Poseidonos or Zeus hurling a thunderbolt, he is also pointing the way for the viewer, the Lynx in the foreground is smiling like the cheshire cat in Alice in wonderland, he is looking at the viewer and seems to be asking a question: “ Which path will you take?.” “The warning of Hermes” features Hermes also pointing the way and the Leopard in the foreground is looking at the viewer. Paths and the choices we face when confronted with those pathways feature heavily in this collection. The question of choice, whether to choose to take the path that leads to saving wildlife and nature, or to choose another way, is presented allegorically. The animals in these paintings act as guides and stand like sentinels at the gateways.

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