Sus scrofa domesticus

Simon Royer | United Kingdom


Hyperrealist Contemporary

39"w x 48"h x 2"


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    Art Description:

    How could I not paint this beautiful animal.... by chance my local butcher had a delivery of carcasses being delivered to shop as I left the market; this wonderful pig was hanging outside from a metal hook behind the truck. Not sure if I was startled, upset or shocked. But I was definitely intrigued, this body gently swinging, alone for all to see for those who wanted to see. I observed that folks walking by, found it slightly disturbing and maybe uncomfortable? It pricks consciousness. This is a record for both the pig and our behaviour.

    Medium Used: Oil on Wood Panel

    Simon Royer | United Kingdom

    Simon Royer is an artist with a love of natural history and the environment. Self taught he works in a variety of media, including oils, acrylic paints and sculpture.

    From the earliest fine art paintings depicting accurately realistic representations of birds, to the ethereal, atmospheric quality of the beach scenes, all works depict the almost physical, tactile relationship we have with our world. More often than not Royer’s works contain a story, whether it be an illustration of the Darwinian concept of survival, a visual exploration of the behavioural habits of certain species or a critique of mankind’s depletion of the planet’s natural resources, his interest and concern with the environment is overriding. Royer’s intuitive portrayal of his subject matter and the striking vitality apparent in all his artworks has brought him many admirers and collectors.

    Royer has had solo exhibitions in London, Denver and Brighton and has works in both private and corporate collections worldwide. He has exhibited at Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the Royal Society of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in London. In 2013 he was finalist in the BBC Wildlife Art Competition and in 2014 he exhibited at the prestigious David Shepherd Wildlife Art Exhibition.