Isla is no longer a puppy, but what an absolutely perfect choice of a reference in this photo from her puppyhood!
For Stanley’s portrait I worked from a fantastic reference photo taken by Gail Fogarty.
People seem to either know nothing about Rory Gallagher or have an obsession with him. For those of you who fall into the first category, he was an Irish blues and rock musician and you should definitely look him up. I can be found in the latter category, my son is named Rory and only for my huband’s protests our daughter would have been called ‘Gallagher’.
It’s always a treat to paint or draw a horse or pony. I grew up completely obsessed with them, and their grace, strength and beauty was what first inspired me to spend way too much time drawing animals throughout my life! Here are some of my past horse and pony paintings and drawings.
By far the most common breed of dog I paint or draw is the Hungarian Vizsla. Here are 40 pictures I have completed in the past four years featuring 57 vizslas!
I grew up in Ireland where Tawny Owls are completely absent, so it was really exciting to see these in England, and even more exciting to discover a pair nesting in the woods behind our house. The original of this painting has sold, but fine art giclee prints are available from £25. Although there… Continue reading Wildlife Art
The Furioso-North Star is a Hungarian breed named after its two foundation sires, North-Star and Furioso. Many thanks to Janina Suuronen for the use fo her fantastic reference photograph.
In between commissions, I’ve spent the past two weeks working on this pastel of my son Rory. Rory is not one for posing for photos or flashing a giant smile on request, so rather than a portrait of him smiling at the viewer I decided to capture him as he really is, studying a bird identification… Continue reading Rory
Last Halloween I carved a Vizsla on a pumpkin and had lots of requests for a stencil, so now that pumpkin carving time has come around again here is a free Vizsla stencil anybody can easily use to carve a pumpkin.
Based on the French verb gicler which means “to squirt or spray”, giclée printing involves squirting microscopic dots of specialist archival pigment ink onto high quality fine art paper with exceptional accuracy.