Off to Mouse School!   by Marie Theron

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 8.9" x 8.0"
Medium 13.3" x 12.0"
Large 17.7" x 16.0"
X large 22.2" x 20.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

Hand painted in watercolour on Arches Aquarelle paper, 180mg. My intention was to draw the larger mouse’s face, but the picture grew and grew………it now feels as if it must have a story attached to it! It portrays that special moment: the first day of school!!

3048 Views on 05/07/14 and favourited by 42 people.

I am pleased that this image passed 100 viewings in the first week on Rb.

WINNER of ‘Storybook Critters’ in Little

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SECOND PLACE in Painters Universe Children’s Storybook

Third place in The Best of RedBubble

Third place in Story follows Illustration

Top Ten in Painter’s Universe Fairy Tales Challenge

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I am a qualified art lecturer, now retired and living in Cape Town. My main topic in art is the West Coast of South Africa, and I invite you to visit my blog where you will get to know me better, as well as the lovely area that I love to paint.

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Wonderful!! Ii love it!!!

  • Thank you, Elizabeth!

    – Marie Theron

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Too very gorgeous Marie! I have this little brown Striped Field mouse that visits my studio every so often, much to Jacko’s consternation, and they look like they could be family! Is there a children’s book in the making somewhere here…?

  • There never was a story, but I would love to do more illustration. I had a whole range of little naked fairies inspired by aromatherapy oils, thinking they could be labels…….we play, we play!

    – Marie Theron

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 4 years ago

    It reminds me of Beatrix Potter and she was well loved and remembered. It is delightful. Alma

  • I admire the simplicity of Beatrix Potter’s work. She gave real character and individualism to her little animals!

    – Marie Theron

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    Lovely – reminds me of Beatrix Potter’s Mrs. Tittlemouse

  • The homely little one, yes! Thank you, Julie!

    – Marie Theron

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful artwork Marie:) Love this.

  • Thank you for the kind remark!

    – Marie Theron

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 4 years ago

    I agree with what you wrote about this one! It definitely needs a story! Fantastic work!!

  • Thank you Ken! As for me, I will “stick to the knitting”, as they say. Which means painting!

    – Marie Theron

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    luv your work Marie, it’s gorgeous…beautiful style :) so sweeeet! :)

  • Thank you, Karin for the lovely comments!

    – Marie Theron

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 4 years ago

    lovely work , so sweet :))

  • Thank you, rosalin!

    – Marie Theron

  • hollyann
    hollyannover 4 years ago

    this is just lovely!!

  • Thank you, hollyann!

    – Marie Theron

  • joycee
    joyceeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Marie.

  • Thanks, joycee!

    – Marie Theron

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