Local artist Karen Humpage has created a painting to mark the return of cows grazing in Wanstead Park.
Three cows – Quinine, Nina and Nuru – took part in the City of London Corporation’s successful trial last autumn, with grazing now set to become an annual fixture in the park.
“We were all very excited last September when the longhorn cattle graced Wanstead Park with their presence. Of course, having spent the last few years painting pictures of cows in the community, the opportunity to create an up-to-date painting of cows in Wanstead was just too good to miss. I visited the park one hot and bright Sunday in order to see the cows, only to find half of Wanstead and Aldersbrook were there too! I decided to include onlookers in the painting as they were an integral part of my visit,” said Karen, who is donating £5 from every £29 print sold to the Friends of Wanstead Parklands.
“I’ve had quite a few orders and I have been able to pass on £140 to them so far.”