I had planned to paint this jaguar in oils, but in the end I decided pastels would be best to capture the soft fur and wisps of hair. I wanted to be sure to capture the richness of such a beautifully coloured coat in warm jungle lighting, without compromising on detail. As this is the… Continue reading Jaguar
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.
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.
I want to show the journey of one dog in different stages, from a tiny newborn bundle of helpless wrinkles, to a bright-eyed, needle toothed puppy, all the way to a wise and sweet senior because at every stage of their lives they are the same dog, and it is as much of an honour to share their lives whether at puppy-hood, adulthood or when they’re grey-faced and perfect.