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Original Oil Painting on Ampersand Gessoboard

25.5 x 20.5cm



I absolutely love hedgehogs, with their sweet nature, snuffly noses, and distinctive, highly specialised coat, which carries around 6,000 individual spines, this artwork was a joy to create.  They have changed little in the last 15 million years, which makes their move in June last year, as now being vulnerable to extinction on the conservation red list, all the more heartbreaking.

This wonderful little creature is one of our most treasured native mammals, and so many people are already doing so much to help make their lives better.  It's easy to do a few small things to help our spiny friends, if you'd like to know more about how to help, The Wildlife Trusts has a wealth of information on how to connect your garden to the hedgehog highway, what to think about when creating bonfires, what you can do to support with extra food and water, and so much more.  Check out their page here to help save our hedgehogs from extinction.



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