Cheetah – blog post with location notes

“Cheetah”, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm. Finished at the end of last summer; only just got around to editing for social media. The models were photographed at a manor house near Robertsbridge. My dog stood in for the cheetah (you can’t hire big cats in the UK), along with some stock photography. I’ve added a list of locations below. I got further than Asda and local parks in 2021. Some summer memories to keep us going until it warms up again.


  1. Alexandra Park, Hastings
  2. Cottage: mix of stock photos and cottages near Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, Manchester
  3. Cherry tree: Virginia, USA, family walk (photo from 2019)
  4. Hastings (various public gardens)
  5. Field near Falaise gym, Hastings
  6. Our garden and neighbours’ gardens at home (St Leonards)
  7. Marie Louise Gardens, Manchester
  8. Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, Manchester
  9. Trisha’s Badger, near Pevensey Road, St Leonards on Sea
  10. Warrior Square, St Leonards on Sea
  11. Marie Louise Gardens, Manchester
  12. Clissold Park, London
  13. Shopping Mall, Leeds city centre (columns)
  14. Ivy – combination Hastings Old Town and stock photos
  15. Near Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, Manchester
  16. Roundabout near Asda, Hastings (red hot poker flowers)
  17. Wall outside my house
  18. Colour of wall partially based on Kirskstall Abbey, Leeds
  19. Flower beds, Alexandra Park, Hastings
  20. Purple flowers, Mandy’s yarden, Leeds

The witches dancing in the background are from a vintage photograph (photographer unknown), though they unintentionally resemble the Mediæval Bæbes.