Please look away now if you don't like ex-animals (below). I painted them at The Prince's Drawing School in Shoreditch under the tutelage of Henry Gibbons Guy who gave them a poignant Chardin style setting in the changing light of our fourth-floor studio.
The artists' prey was contributed by the wonderful Delia, one of our fellow students, who brought it from Norfolk via her London deep freeze. Where a squirrel or a rabbit needed post mortem first aid, as it were, she would gently bathe it and then blow dry the fur with her hairdryer. As a gesture towards students who might be squeamish, it was a fine one.Nobody could say that our models didn't look pristine and peaceful.
All images © Rosie West