The Cooper Rose in Sunderland has undergone a 2.2 million pound refit and I was commissioned to paint my version of Wallace the Lion. Wallace was a captive lion and performed in the winter gardens in the 1800s. The museum has displayed Wallace since 1879.
I called my version Wild Wallace, what I would like to think he'd look like in his prime, and more importantly, Wild. I included a couple of discrete battle scars, as he was a handful when he was at Sunderland, I can't see why that'd be any different if he were wild.
If you find yourself in the Cooper Rose, I'd love to see #SelfieswithWallace!
Joanne, Joanne Rowland Art