Oil on board 1985, so a long time ago. Don’t remember why I did it but I do like stained glass windows and I designed the one above our front door (a cat). It also seems to be breathing smoke, so there might be a bit of dragon in it! I think I was going a bit Clarice Cliff too!
When did I first find out about Unicorns? In a book, probably. Something about myths and legends. Always a white horse with a horn from its forehead. The closest thing in reality in nature are Narwhals, a type of cetacean with a long modified tooth sticking out forward from its head.
Unicorns are often depicted in medieval paintings, tapestries and manuscripts. Apparently the only way you could catch them was to have them lay their head in the lap of a virgin? They were a lovely idea. Perhaps the idea was influenced by antelope? It’s something I might investigate.