When I painted my first hare a few years ago I had no idea of the connection I was making and the relationship I was forming! I am often asked why so much of my work contains hares. I think it could be because the hare embodies all those aspects of nature that we want to believe in, that it is wild, clever, bold and free.
The hare has long been associated with many myths and folklore, witchcraft and in a way represents the female spirit of nature just as the green man represents the male energy of nature. Somehow, the hare represents a desire for spiritual connection as our faith in organised religion diminishes.