31a) Long-horned Bee ~ 'Sunday Walk - Taking the Air' by Faith Needle

450 GBP

31a) Long-horned Bee - 'Sunday Walk - Taking the Air' by Faith Needle. Companion piece to 31bee) by Lydia Needle. My focus for this work is the Long-horned Bee (Eucera longicornus), whose main favourite food is the everlasting pea; this led to my use of these colours. I walk along the coastline near where I live in South Wales; it is one of few places where the long-horned bee survives. The painting is all to do with air, open spaces, freedom; where the land meets the sea; a time when your senses are fully alert to your surroundings. The interconnectedness of all things is, to me, such a stimulating phrase: bees, pollination, survival, protection, awareness, colour and light. We co- exist, we need each other. Media: mixed media on canvas 92cm x 66cm