March is the month synonymous with the excitable and unpredictable behaviour of hares, who gather together for courtship in the Springtime, becoming far less elusive than usual.
A character made famous by stories such as Lewis Caroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 'Mad March Hares' have become a source of fascination and amusement, and an inspiration for stories and artwork alike.
Hare-inspired artwork always proves to be a popular addition to the Collier & Dobson portfolio, and it's clear to see why – their lively and spirited movements and wild eyes are mesmerising to behold.
And so we are pleased to have an large range of hare-inspired artwork in a range of different styles available on our online gallery.
Dorset artist Jake Winkle has a particular knack for capturing the vibrancy and skittishness of the subject. His 'Hare Spray' limited edition print is a great example of this, with its bold and bright palette, and loose informal style.
'Hare to the Throne' by Adam Kolokowski is a whimsical limited edition print (available both mounted or mounted and framed) that perfectly emulates the magic and mythology that often surrounds the humble hare.
Anthony Dobson's new original painting 'We are Not Amused' (humorously depicting a rather aggrieved looking hare) is detailed, yet not overworked, and captivating in style.
We even have a number of bronze sculpture, beautifully depicting the tense energetic nature of a pair of boxing hares, from artists including Hamish Mackie and Simon Gudgeon. Sophie Louise White's incredible eye for the nuances of the material and her extraordinary skill for patination lends itself to the subject wonderfully in her piece, 'Hares'.
Nicky Litchfield's characterful print 'Surprise' is another wonderful representation of the playful and dotty nature of the Mad March Hare, popping up from the undergrowth and keeping us all on our toes!
These crazy creatures really do inspire some impressive and eye-catching work. Take a look at our online gallery and see how many you can spot!