Presented here as a mounted giclee piece, 'Bullseye' is the latest pictorial incarnation by new contemporary animal artist, Hayley Goodhead.
Starting off with something more emblematic of the scooter-obsessed, parka jacket-wearing mod generation of the late 1970s, rather than a tale of two cities or an orphan boy demanding that he has a second bowl of gruel/porridge, ‘Bullseye’ was in the event inspired by the latter hinted at Charles Dickens’ novel, ‘Oliver Twist’. Or to be more exacting, the fearsome character, Bill Sykes’ equally fearsome bull terrier dog.
Look closely and you’ll see that the dog’s patched eye is incorporated into the bullseye of the target behind, to visually underline a nifty bit of word play incorporated within an illustratively pleasing and spirit-uplifting piece.
Mind you, contemporary animal artist of the moment (and many thereafter), Hayley Goodhead loves a bit of wordplay as you’ll soon discover when you connect with her quirky, witty and expertly crafted compositions such as this.