" 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 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 animal and pet portrait artist. I am an Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists and have also exhibited with them. As well as creating Equine Paintings for sale, I create hand painted custom horse , dog and cat portrait paintings and have created commissioned portraits in pastel from photos for many years for many satisfied clients.
My painting style is a blend of impressionism and realism (many people think they are a photograph until they look closely!) I pride myself on capturing a very good likeness, and the character and spirit of your dog, horse or cat. I have happy and satisfied clients who have come back again and again over the years for me to paint their recently passed away pet and/or their latest beloved pet. I also paint horse and dog paintings that are for sale.
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
Commission a Portrait Painting
There are many occasions where a personalised pastel portrait of your dog, horse or cat would be a fabulous and unique purchase. Commission a dog horse or cat painting as a Birthday, Christmas or Wedding Gift, as a tribute to a dearly loved and lost pet, or just simply as a gift from loving pet owners to themselves! In fact you don't really even need a reason to have your pet immortalised in a beautiful pastel artwork – just treat yourself!
Dog Portraits prices start from £150 for a 6 x 8" unframed painting,
Horse Portraits prices start from £175 for an 8 x 10" unframed painting
Cat Portraits prices start from £150 for a 6 x 8" unframed painting.
My waiting time for commissioned pet portraits and paintings currently around 8 - 12 weeks, but sometimes I can complete sooner. Please contact me to discuss your requirements, you can see more information on my commissioned pet portraits page.
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. Unfortunately I can only send paintings framed with acrylic instead of glass due to risk of breakage. For shipping I use Royal Mail Special Delivery, or Parcel Force if it exceeds the size limits.
Special Delivery £20
Parcel Force £25
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 from the framing shop in Witham.
I have sold many horse dog and cat paintings over the years 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 Artfinder, Art2Arts or ArtGallery.co.uk
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.