Asprey London

ROSE CORCORAN, Bold & Beautiful, Asprey London, 167 New Bond Street, London W1, until 21st December 2014

Sleeping Jae Jae, 103cm x 66cm, Charcoal on paper

Sleeping Jae Jae, 103cm x 66cm, Charcoal on paper

This is the first time that Asprey London has ever asked a contemporary artist to exhibit their work and they could not have chosen a better “first” than the drawings of Rose Corcoran.

Large African Wild dog I, 55cm x 140cm, Charcoal and pastel on paper

Large African Wild dog I, 55cm x 140cm, Charcoal and pastel on paper

Well-known as a wildlife artist Rose works in pastel and charcoal to great effect. Her travels in India – living in Dharamsala for a year – drew her towards tigers which she studied in the wild in Ranthambore National Park with Valmik Thapar, a leading tiger conservationist. She has returned there many times in the succeeding fifteen years and has assisted Thapar in his conservation work.

 Caracal, 60cm x 88cm, Charcoal on paper

Caracal, 60cm x 88cm, Charcoal on paper

But her pictures are not confined to tigers alone for in this show she also exhibits studies of African wild dogs, a caracal, a lioness, butterflies and elephants. All serve as a timely reminder to the threat these animals face in the wild and in fact this exhibition will help raise money for the charity the Wildlife Protection Society of India.

Butterfly I , 94cm x 121cm, Charcoal on paper

Butterfly I , 94cm x 121cm, Charcoal on paper

I shall let Valmik Thapar have the last word on this impressive exhibition: Rose Corcoran’s work is breathtaking…it captures the very essence of wild animals from their immense strength and power to their elegance and fluidity

www.rosecorcoran.com

http://www.asprey.com

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