Other Artwork > Cows

When the cow parade came to Edinburgh I was commissioned to decorate one of the animals. I really wanted to paint a green cow festooned in flies, lying down and call it ‘Pat’ (A cow -‘Pat’ - I still think that’s funny). However, the commissioners preferred this idea of a highland cow in a kilt. I poured around 100 man hours alone into painting the kilt, but I think it was worth it - he truly was totally bad assed. When the cows were auctioned at the end of the parade, he was the fifth highest grossing cow out of some hundred that were put up for sale. Subsequent to that, I was commissioned to repaint two further coos. They're funny things to paint - sometimes you can convince yourself they're not so big after all but the truth is that cows are quite large.