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I have decided to call this one Citra - the name, cheetah, is derived from ‘ cītā’, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit word ‘citra’ meaning variegated, adorned or painted. I thought the painted bit quite apt :)

Cheetah cubs are born helpless and blind, although they mature rapidly. The mum has to leave the cubs to look for food and so mortality amongst cheetah cubs is high - up to 90% in the wild. Isn't that sad, but I guess it's nature keeping a balance.

The finished picture has been double mounted and finished with a bespoke wooden frame.

Citra, pastels, ref photo Christie Reeves, framing Peakland Arts with thanks.

Prints are available at £65, please email if interested.


  • 41 x 35

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