The Art of Dick Twinney
Continuing from last week's portrait of rabbits in a maize field, as we approach the winter the maize fields are becoming browner by the day as the crop's large leaves wither. A few cobs still remain on the tall strong stalks providing a ready meal for many resident animals. These fields are planted with maize in my part of Cornwall mainly to provide cover for game birds to be released into for the shooting trade which has become big business here over recent years. Although not that common here, I see a brown hare on occasion on the edge of one of these maize fields. Hares feed on many cultivated crops, including all cereals, beets and potatoes so I am sure a sweet corn cob would make a tasty treat.
To see more of Dick's work or to purchase prints or paintings that have appeared here in the paper visit The Cornish Wildlife Art Gallery, Trekenning Road, St Columb Major, Cornwall TR9 6RR Phone: 01637 880606 or online: www.theartofdicktwinney.com and YouTube