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The Herd

Cows hold a rich symbolic significance, often embodying themes of serenity, generosity, nurture, and sustenance. I am frequently asked why I choose cows as my subjects. The answer lies in both personal and cultural dimensions. In some parts of the world, cows are considered holy animals, revered for their gentle and giving nature. On a personal level, my connection to cows is deeply rooted in my upbringing, as my father was a cattle farmer. While I don't eat meat, I acknowledge and respect the profound impact cattle farming has had on my life and the opportunities it has provided. My cow paintings are a tribute to these magnificent creatures, celebrating their sacredness and their role as symbols of nurturing and life-giving forces.
Fat Cows Oil Painting, part of The Herd series by Enid Johnstone

Capacious Cows, 2023, Oil on Canvas, 123 cm x 80 cm (sold)

Relaxing Cows Oil Painting, part of The Herd series by Enid Johnstone

Idle Cows, 2024, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 123 cm x 80 cm (available)

Cow Skeleton with Flowers on Horns, Oil Painting, part of The Herd series by Enid Johnstone

Holy Cow, 2023, Marble Powder, Acrylics and Oil on Canvas Board, 50 cm x 40 cm (available)

Purple Cow Oil Drawing, part of The Herd series by Enid Johnstone

Purple Cow, 2020, Charcoal and Markers on Paper, 36 cm x 42 cm (sold)

Black and White Afrikaner Cows Oil Painting, part of The Herd series by Enid Johnstone

Afrikaners, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 75 cm x 60 cm

(sold)

Abundance, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 80 cm x 123 cm x 80 cm (sold)

Fat Cows Oil Painting, part of The Herd series by Enid Johnstone
Fat Cows Oil Painting, part of The Herd series by Enid Johnstone

The Happy Cows of Rawsonville, 2022, 80 cm x 123 cm, acrylics and oil  on canvas, (sold)

Carniguilt, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 80 cm x 123 cm (available)

Cow Skeletons Oil Painting, part of The Herd series by Enid Johnstone
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