Contemporary painter Catherine Ingleby captures the endearing temperament of an animal subject in this intimate small-scale portrait. The artist applies warm, fiery tones to a realistic depiction of a young elephant, illuminating it with brilliant colour and light. Wild in nature, the artist enhances the sense of playful movement in this piece with abstract strokes of paint. The subject is presented against a tonal background in an artwork that interestingly bridges the gap between compelling realism and abstract gesture. This painting is on stretched canvas, signed and ready to be displayed.