Ta'iri is a North Chinese Leopard.  He was not in the best mood when I was photographing him and gave several warnings.   A split second after I took the photo which inspired this drawing he pounced at the fence, I have never seen anything move that fast!   


Visitors to my Open Studio events have commented that while they appreciate the artwork they weren't sure they could handle having him looking at them.  Too Close is still looking for someone brave enough to take him on.


This artwork was created using 100% Faber Castell Polychoromos Artist pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat

Measurements 40cm x 50cm,

References used were my own.  

Ta'iri lives at The Big Cat Sanctuary, Kent

Too Close

  • A Cerfificate of Authenticity will be supplied with the original, signed and dated by the artist.

  • Your original will be sent packed flat, unframed, in a backed mount and wrapped in protective paper.  Packaging used will either be foam boards or cardboard boxes depending on the size of the artwork.  Every care is taken to ensure the artwork arrives in perfect condition.