Circular ~ Fine Art Design



My Peacock Coasters are sold individually wrapped and are also available in sets of six; presented in a stylish Gift Box with embossed silver logo. Each coaster has a hard, glossy, heat resistant, melamine surface. Coaster Size: 90mm x 90mm x 3mm.

In my gouache and watercolour painting of a 'Peacock at Larmer Tree Gardens', I didn't want the background to distract from the peacock and adopting a 'wet on wet' approach I incorporated peacock colours to frame the subject.

In 1989, I made my home/studio at the Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. Larmer Tree Gardens form part of the Rushmore Park/Estate which includes some of the most spectacular areas of the Cranborne Chase. The lodge in which I have lived for 25 years has provided me with a wealth of wildlife, literally on my doorstep. With two huge windows looking out across the countryside, I have been able to watch deer, hares, birds and bats, to name but a few - it is paradise and I love every minute of it.

There are also visits from the many peacocks residing in the Larmer Tree Gardens. During their daily walkabout the peacocks and peahens parade through my garden and perch on the fence in order to preen themselves and watch the world go by. During the late summer months, the 'regal entourage' often include newly hatched peachicks, looking like miniature Chinese mandarins. Adorned with a tiny crown they follow Mum, copying her every move.

Male peacocks are extremely handsome birds especially when in full feather. The feathers of the resplendent elongated green train are dotted with bronze, blue and green eye spots and the iridescent colours change as the light changes.


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Studio: (+44) 01725 516388

Larmer Tree Studio,
Larmer Tree Gardens,
Tollard Royal,
Nr.Salisbury, Wiltshire,
SP5 5PY, United Kingdom

© 2018 Susan Shimeld