" Having a passion for horses since childhood, I have a compulsive desire to paint them. I'm inspired by the graceful shapes that they create, light and shade, and I see a whole variety of colours in their coats. Having owned several horses and competed in dressage I understand the conformation and movement which gives a horse its character and gracefulness .
Dogs have been a part of my life since childhood so I completely understand their different characters, their loyalty and their ability to give us unconditional love - which you can see in their eyes and the enthusiastic greetings they give us when we get home "
I am an established professional UK based equine artist, I accept commissions for pet portraits. I have also sold many horse and dog paintings.
I am an Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists and have exhibited in their Annual Horse in Art Exhibition. I also have Horse Paintings for sale.
My painting style is a blend of impressionism and realism and my aim is to create a piece of art that is my own representation and captures the character, likeness and movement. I've owned dogs in the past and several horses on and off over the years and specialised and competed in dressage, so I understand the anatomy and the importance of conformation of horses well, so I can portray the subject faithfully.
ASEA - Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists.
Gold Membership - Professional Artist - Society of All Artists
City & Guilds Level 4 PTLLS Teaching Qualification
British Display Society Grades 1 and 2 (Window Display)
Dog painting tutorial published in SAA's "Paint" magazine
Time Lapse Video of a horse portrait - Carlotta - Yearling - pan pastels, pastel pencils and pastels
Commission a Portrait
I have created many commissioned dog, horse and cat portraits for many satisfied pet owners.
Your pastel painting will be:
Created using professional quality archival Pan Pastels, pastels, pastel pencils and pastel papers.
Created in agreement with your requirements.
Created with loving care and bringing out the character and soul of your pet.
Carefully custom framed (if required) by a professional Framer using archival materials.
Shipped with the utmost attention to packaging to ensure your painting arrives safely.
Not just a copy of the photo - but an individual unique artwork created by me from the photo as a reference.
Not digital or a print off.
Please contact me to discuss commissioning a pet portrait. I have a waiting list so order as soon as possible to secure your place. I can paint from your photo, or if you are local (up to 30 miles from Clacton-On-Sea) I can come and take photos of your horse or dog for a small extra fee.
I have completed many commissioned dog portraits over the years.
A dog portrait makes a fabulous gift or memorial portrait.
To get a portrait of your dog painted simply send me some photographs and we can discuss your requirements, whether you want a head portrait or full body, framed or unframed.
I can also put 2 or more dogs in a portrait .
I have completed many commissioned cat portraits over the years.
A cat portrait makes a fabulous gift or memorial portrait.
To get a portrait of your cat painted simply send me some photographs and we can discuss your requirements, whether you want a head portrait or full body, framed or unframed.
I can also put 2 or more cats in a portrait .
A horse portrait makes a fabulous gift or memorial portrait.
To get a portrait of your horse painted simply send me some photographs and we can discuss your requirements, whether you want a head portrait with or without bridle, or full body, framed or unframed, visit my horse gallery for examples.
I can create a painting of horse and rider, performing dressage, jumping or eventing, or simply standing with your horse.
Purchasing a Painting
I have sold many horse dog and cat paintings over the years. I started off on Ebay, and have had work re-sold on through fine art galleries. I now usually sell through online galleries and you can purchase my work either through my galleries on Art2Arts or ArtGallery.co.uk, Etsy and through social media (links above).
These paintings are all created and inspired by photographs I have taken myself for the purpose of painting. Some are from photoshoots I have done for horse, dog and cat owners for a commissioned portrait, and some are from photographs I have taken at horse shows, friends' own stable yards, and friends' dogs and cats.
Many of my artworks are pastels, but some are oils on canvas and occasionally I have used acrylic or mixed media. I have a passion for dressage and dressage horses, but enjoy painting any horse dog or cat and it's a privilege to make a living from a combination of commissions and sales of my artwork.
* please contact me to discuss a commissioned portrait and likely timescale*
Shipping or collection
I can send your painting unframed if you wish to arrange your own framing, but I can arrange a bespoke framing service if required. For shipping I use Royal Mail Special Delivery, or Parcel Force if it exceeds the size limits. Please ask for an estimate.
I can ship your painting to you anywhere in the UK, alternatively you can collect from me in Clacton-On-Sea, (which is near Colchester, and reasonably easy reach of the Suffolk border) or if you require framing - from the framing shop in Witham.
Horse and Dog Art Tutoring and Demos
I offer art tutoring specialising in animal art, in person or by email, please contact me to discuss.
I was invited by The Society of All Artists invited to submit a tutorial of a Black Labrador Painting which has been published in the November 2021 issue of their Magazine "Paint", read more on my painting process page.
If you would like me to do a demo or a workshop for your art society or organisation please contact me