We are delighted to present, Clarabelle, R.A.B.I’s entry to Cow Parade Surrey!
Clarabelle has been beautifully painted with a herd of grazing cows surrounded by Surrey countryside views by York-based artist, Lauren Terry of Lauren’s Cows, in her signature style. We must thank Lauren for her hard work and for doing such an amazing job.
Lauren said: “My work is simple; I find a cow, photograph it, take it home – the photo not the cow – and paint it. The tricky bit is finding the cow. Cows have such a curious nature and humorous personalities, they just make me smile.
“I take great pleasure in passing on those smiles through my painting. I was delighted when R.A.B.I approached me to paint a life-size cow and it was quite a challenge. I couldn’t fit it through my studio door!”
Lauren has been a dedicated R.A.B.I supporter, donating one of her top-selling designs for R.A.B.I to use as a Christmas card and also a percentage of sales of her greetings card, ‘Nice Weather for Ducks’, in support of our work helping farmers affected by flooding.
She said: “My greatest supporters from the very beginning have been cattle farmers. Farming is such an important part of our British way of life, it cannot be allowed to fall into decline. R.A.B.I does good work every day and I take great comfort knowing that the money I raise is going directly to the farming community.”
All of the Cow Parade cows will come together at the end of August at Coverwood Farm in Peaslake, in the heart of the Surrey Hills. The farm belongs to Cow Parade leader and cattle farmer Tim Metson, who kindly sponsored Clarabelle.
On 3rd September, at the inaugural Surrey Hills Food, Drink & Music Festival, all of the cows will be exhibited, judged and auctioned off – apart from the top 20, who will go to a gala auction in London. The proceeds from the auction of Clarabelle will go to R.A.B.I.
Many thanks to Tim and Lauren for supporting R.A.B.I.