Polar Hunting

Here is one of my giclee prints in the current 40 winks show. I was inspired by the recent Frozen Planet TV series and an Inuit Folk tale called 'The Hunter & the Polar Bear'. The story is about a very poor Hunter who makes a deal with a mythical Polar Bear - if he heals his friend then he will be come a good hunter. I decided to incorporate the mythical 10 legged polar bear - who traditionally would terrorize humanity but in this case I made him friendly. I find the North and South poles very inspiring lately... lots of polar bears and penguins appearing in my sketch books.