Last month I ran a competition to win a portrait of a horse in conjunction with www.itsallaboutequestrian.co.uk.
The winner was Lucy Cross, who sent me some fantastic photographs of her horse, Amaranto!
Here is the finished piece.
Oil on canvas
Also available as a limited edition print
What's on my easel TODAy?
.A New Year means New Resolutions....NOT!
Last year I resolved to paint a horse a day which ended in nothing but frustration and disappointment as inevitable daily events with children, animal and work put paid to any free time to paint purely on a whimsy!
So I started the year with a commission which was (refreshingly) a pencil sketch of a beautiful grey mare called Moo! The owner had won a competition that was run by a company called Boehringer Ingleheim which is a company concerned with animal health.
I really enjoyed this one and hope to do a lot more pencil work throughout the year.
I also got my much longed for set of soft pastels so lots to play with there too!
I am also busy organising some Spring workshops for budding artists and also working on behalf of the Association of Animal Artists to organise the forthcoming exhibitions and events.
As ever I'm always happy to discuss commissions and I'd love to hear from you with any of your arty thoughts and news! Here's to an art filled happy New Year!