A best friend never to be forgotten

A best friend never to be forgotten

Thankyou Paul for such a wonderful email! "It was Lauras Birthday on Wednesday.  She had no idea what I was getting her. I wrapped it loosely and put it on the dining room table. She thought it was a picture we saw a few weeks previously and started to open it and saw...

A gentle horse for a special sister

A gentle horse for a special sister

I can finally post this one and the lovely email I had from my client. "Julie opened up the present on Sunday night. There was a bit of anticipation as I'd wrapped it well..... but there were tears in her eyes when she saw what was in the package. She loved it! It was...

Its been a while!

Its been a while!

Its been too long since I posted last!  I've been so busy!  I am pleased to say I have had another new commission through my Google Business account and already I can announce this is with the owner who is really pleased and I am looking forward to hearing how is wife...

Open Studio – 25th August 2021 – 30th Augusts 2021

Open Studio – 25th August 2021 – 30th Augusts 2021

Please come and have a cuppa and a peice of cake, proceeds go to Farley Church, at a stunning location with 4 artists including myself showcasing their work.  Mostly local artist but a lovely collection of our favourite things.  Animals, countryside and cake!!! Meet...

Colour and progress with oil painting

Colour and progress with oil painting

Very much enjoying experimenting and trying something different to the commissions.  It really has given me more confidence to be able to offer a commissioned painting of your pet in oils too.  I have recently been commissioned to paint a landscape too including the...

Excited to present my own studio!

Excited to present my own studio!

Although the pandemic has presented many challenges for some of us it has provided and oportunity to refelct and change the way we work.  We have been very lucky that my husband has been able to work from home therefore he needed an office.  Fortunately we have a...

For a great horse and business woman!

For a great horse and business woman!

I have completed this watercolour for an amazing business and horse woman from an equine venue Animal Magic Art has supported, Quob Stables, Durley, Southampton.  Thank you Beth for all your support over the years!

Another commissioned oil painting

Another commissioned oil painting

I am pleased also to have been commissioned since Christmas, a few iPet portraits and also another oil painting of a gorgeous schnauzer dog which is now with the client.  I look forward to seeing how it will be framed.  He showed me another oil painting he had had...

Something different

Something different

Here are some favourites from some oil painting workshops I have been attending.  Quite an ecletic collection but have really enjoyed loosening up and learning more about colours.  Most are available to buy.  POA.              ...

Thank you Jo Downton!

Thank you Jo Downton!

Today I would like to thank a fellow networker for all the Portraits she has asked me to do over the years of Animal Magic Art, her first back in 2015! Of all her lovely Labradors and her friends and children’s dogs too. One of my favourites is the last one I did for...

Working at a distance

Working at a distance

Certainly a pet portrait is an easy present to arrange in these strange times due to being able to create at a distance working from photos.  An iPet is electronic so can be sent via email and prints can be posted or arranged ones self and a painting can also be...

Lots of iPets this Christmas

Lots of iPets this Christmas

I'd like to thank Vanessa and Ian for commissioning me to complete the above iPets for their children and for their message after Christmas:-  "The children absolutely loved the portraits and they were all shocked and a bit overwhelmed.  Our daughter and son in law...

Its been a while doing an oil Painting

Its been a while doing an oil Painting

I am very proud to have also completed an oil painting this Christmas, commissioned by a lovely man from a recommendation through my horsey contacts.  Thank you Ian!  Despite having not completed an oil painting for a few years my new client had every faith in me and...

Gift Vouchers, so it’s never too late!

Gift Vouchers, so it’s never too late!

I have recently had some lovely notelets and gift vouchers made by Ainslie Chivers  The Print Lady whose printing certainly has a personal touch.  One of my iPets leant itself really well to one of Ainslie's designs so I will be really pleased to be sending these out...

Two New Watercolour Painting Commissions

Two New Watercolour Painting Commissions

I am pleased to be able to show you two watercolours I have painted.  Scarlet (above) a lovely black Lab and a horse, Teddy (below), which you can now view being created in a video on my website.   I have mastered how to use Time Lapse on my phone and also edit with...

Now framed

Now framed

Here's the first painting I did of Impy in this new style.  A bit different as used paper and acrylic instead of oils on canvas.  Loved this too so had it framed and now in my lounge. This is the photo I used to work from and another of the painting in situ....

New Style

New Style

Since lockdown I have been thoroughly enjoying a new style of painting along side my commissions, having attended virtual workshops with international artist Jamel Akib.  This has been a very enjoyable journey and I am still experimenting to develop my own style.  The...

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