Away with the Fairies - Rat-arsed Fairies
Away with the Fairies - Magic Mushroom Fairy
Away with the Fairies - PMS Fairy
Away with the Fairies - Hawthorn Fairy
Away with the Fairies - Man-flu Gnome
Away with the Fairies - Badass Fairy
Away with the Fairies - Blackberry
Cat with character!Acrylics on board - approx A4 - pet cat portrait - I enjoy painting animals as they truly are - scars and all - as they tell their story.
Louis the catAcrylics on board - approx A2 - pet cat portrait - Louis is a beautiful apricot colour and looks so chilled out
Tortie and Black & White catsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet cat portrait - This pair are very different but both lovely to paint - I really like the different colours in the tortie cat - challenging but enjoyable to paint.
JoraAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet cat portrait - Jora is another Norwegian Forest Cat and so beautiful - wonderful long coat. She is also, sadly, no longer with us.
Snow LeopardAcrylics on board - approx A4 - big cat/wildlife painting - I was lucky enough to have a day out at the Smarden Wildlife Heritage Foundation and photographed this amazing snow leopard. I had to paint him too.
TiggerAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet cat portrait - Tigger is a ginger tom. Oh yes. Atitude. Love him!
Siggy a Norwegian Forest cat Acrylics on board - approx A4 - pet cat portrait - Norwegian Forest cats are special to me and I have probably painted more of them than any other breed. Siggy was gorgeous and tragically killed which is so sad.
Three catsacrylics on board - approx A3 - pet cat portraits - three very different cats - who proved a real challenge to photograph (I never did see the Tortie and white ! so it was a good job they found a few photos for me). Love the fluffy boy.
Tiger - Watching YouAcrylics on board - approx A4 - big cat/wildlife painting - A young Bengal tiger - apparently relaxing but still watching you. I think tigers are truly one of the most stunning animals on this planet. Their stare, however, still unnerves me . . .
GucciAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet cat portrait - Gucci is a British Blue - great name, great cat. What a fantastic colour to paint and such dense fur. Gorgeous.
SmokeyAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet cat portrait - Smokey was the tabby from next door - and constantly fought with my Westie - unless they could actually reach each other and then they pretended they couldn't see one another!
Young CatAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet cat portrait - this dear little cat is one of my favourite cat portraits - she has such a sweet face and the light and shade give the portrait depth.
Two very different GSDsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portraits - These two were done as a special Christmas present as their mum is poorly - so I hope her painting made her feel a little happier.
Bumble the Italian GreyhoundAcrylics on board - approx A1 - pet dog portrait - how cute is this? and a bit different too - he looks lovely and snuggled dear little fella.
Brucie the BichonAcrylics on board - approx A4 - Brucie is a very special little dog and has the most fantastic character and expressive face, this was a great commission to do.
Colonel Drucker "Drew"This is my first sculpture of my dear old boy - I miss this old pointer so much and it is my tribute to the wonderful time we spent together
RugerAcrylics on board - approx A4 - Ruger is a gorgeous GSP - reminds me of my Drew - I did this one as a raffle prize for the Pointless Pointer Party
Lucy Locket the Pocket Rocketacrylics on board - approx A4 - I was delighted to be asked to paint this little dog's portrait as Lucy is a favourite of mine and stays with me at my Doggy hotel. She is just the most amazing character and I love her to bits.
The Border Terrierists!acrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portraits - These three naughty Terriers were done as a special birthday present for a friend of mine's husband. I love these little characters and know them well as I walk my dogs with them sometimes.
Hot Spots!acrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portraits - These two were done as a special birthday present - It is the first time I've painted a dog with blue eyes - amazing colour and very pretty dogs.
Julie's dogsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portraits - These two were done as a special birthday present - I think the spaniel is cute but I love the character in the old girl's face - I think she is beautiful.
Beau and Bailey the Red SettersAcrylics on board - approx A4 x2 - pet dog portraits - This was a commission for a matched pair of paintings - these boys have great expressions and were a lovely colour to paint
The Flatcoats FamilyAcrylics on board - approx A1 - pet dog portraits - these Flatties are a family of dad, two brothers and sister. I tried to depict them in Autumn colours to suggest they are out on the shoot.
Terrier and Spaniel xAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dogs portrait - I've actually already done a portrait of Skye the Spaniel x before but his is a side view of her with her Jack Russell best friend
Maggie the Chocolate LabAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - I love chocolate! and it's great to paint too . . . lovely shades and hues
Tiger Lily and Georgeacrylics on board - approx A3 - pet cat and dog portrait - A contrasting couple! The Chihuahua is tiny , , , I wonder who is boss?
the Golden OldiesAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - These lovely old dogs are incredible - one of them is 17 years old which I think is amazing and they still look beautiful. I love older dogs especially as I have a grand old boy myself.
Max and WidgetAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - These two wonderful expressive characters are both rescued yellow labs who have certainly fallen on their paws! love these two boys
Sky the spaniel crossacrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Sky is a really cute Spaniel jack Brussel cross I think - super little lady and looks so happy with life
The Three GSD Kings!Acrylics on board - approx A2 - pet dog portrait - my clients wanted me to try and do these handsome boys in the style of the famous We Three Kings racehorse painting - so I hope I've done it justice
My RoxyAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - This is my beautiful little Staffoie girl Roxy with her smiley face! love her to bits and have done this one as a self indulgent bit of advertising
GSD Acrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Handsome GSD has a wonderful long full coat with lots of different shades
Zak the standard poodleAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Zak is a standard poodle so he's a big boy and full of character - I think he has a very expressive face - he was avidly watching my chickens when I took the photos for reference for his portrait!
GSD PupsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - German Shepherd pups are super cute - lovely soft fluffy coats. Sadly one of the boys died very young so I hope my painting dose him justice and is a nice keepsake - he won't be forgotten.
Bea the Jack RussellAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Be a is a very elderly and much loved tiny little Jack Russell. She is a real sweetie and, I think, looking incredible for her 15 years! She has lost a few teeth and likes to keep her coat on thanks!
Lennie the CollieAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Lennie
Winston and Frankie - Sharon's boysBoxer and Cob - acrylics on board - approx A3
GSPAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - This handsome fellow is a German Shorthair pointer - and very much like my old boy - so I think very handsome (although I am biased) (and I don't care)
Jo's trioAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - Jo's talented trio are all great agility dogs - well I don't know about Betty the terrier to be truthful but, knowing Jo, I wouldn't be surprised!
Ellie the golden labradorMixed media on board - approx A4 - Ellie is a very special labrador - she is so closely bonded with her human mum Pauline and to have that sort of relationship with one another is, I think, an amazing thing to experience.
Riley the Collie CrossMixed media on board - approx A4 - Riley is a special dog who was with his young owner through some very tough times.
Remy the working Springer SpanielAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - This little girl is a real live wire - she is a lovely active liver and white springer and her owner wanted her painted in the setting of the beautiful countryside which is her home.
George the Black LabradorAcrylics on board - approx A4 - George is not just a rather proud black labrador - he is also a petting dog as he has such a wonderful personality, great dog.
The Smith's TerriersAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - A trio of terriers - two Border terriers and a Jack Russell. Rupert is a mature fellow whilst Ruby is a really perky little girl.
Oscar the Boxer DogAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - This handsome boxer had a natural proud stance so had to be painted in full as he had such presence.
George the Working Springer SpanielAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - George is a liver and white working Springer Spaniel. He is not just a good looking boy either - he warms like a dream too and is gentle as well, lovely boy.
Rufus the Wire-Haired Fox TerrierAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Fox Terriers have really interesting fur to paint - not the easiest!
Rosie the Cavalier King Charles SpanielOils on canvas - approx A4 - Little Rosie is a real princess and was very elegant and regal on her red blanket
Springer SpanielAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - This was an older boy who's name I wasn't given (it was a surprise painting). Lovely expression.
Phoebe the Greyhound drawingCharcoal and Conte Black & White on grey card - approx A4 - pet dog drawing - Phoebe was a black and white Greyhound - drawn in black and white.
Husky and Little TerrierAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - This pair of rascals were very different in size to each other.
Golden BoyAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - This golden labrador looks as if he is laughing - I think labradors particularly have a way about them that makes life joyful and fun.
Peggy the Flatcoat Retrieveracrylics on board - approx A4 - Flatcoats are special dogs to me as they were my first introduction to the world of gun dogs. I think Peggy is a very pretty girl.
Tilly the working Cocker SpanielAcrylics on board - approx A4 - Pet dog portrait - Tilly is a pretty solid red working cocker spaniel which is a breed I admire greatly. They amaze me in that although they are small they can haul a pheasant back with apparent ease.
Heidi and Lola Jack RussellsAcrylics on board - approx A4 - Pet dog portrait - Jack Russell Terriers - these two cheeky girls are not actually related - Lola is a Chihuahua cross - both rescued from appalling situations. Now lovely fun dogs.
Keira the German Shepherd Dogacrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Keira is a retired police dog - very beautiful intelligent and brave.
Happy Huckle the Springer SpanielAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Huckle is a black and white working Springer Spaniel
Freddie the LegendAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - Freddie the Jack Russell belonged to a friend of mine - he is shown here in two ways - a close up head portrait to show his expressive character and running because he was a terrier racing legend.
Kevin's Trio of TroubleAcrylics on board - approx A3 long - pet dog portrait - Two large hairy leery lurchers and a tiny gorgeous scruffy Jack Russell terrier make my friend Kevin's life fun!
Skye the Blue Merle CollieOils on canvas - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - Skye is a Blue Merle which is a particularly difficult colour to paint - lots of flecks of different colours within her coat. I think oil paints were a good choice as they really show off her rich coat.
Marnie the Boxeracrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - I love the rich red colour of this beautiful boxer - she has the most wonderful expressive face too.
Jack the Jack!acrylics on board - approx A4 - Jack is a lovely golden Jack Russell terrier and his mum's special lad
German Shepherd Dogacrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - This wonderful character had a lop ear - fantastic face.
Nina the White GSDAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pat dog portrait - Nina being a long coated luscious creamy white was a difficult commission but one I really enjoyed doing - it was hot afternoon when I took her photos and she came to life when a bumble bee appeared.
Ella the black GSDAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Ella is a black German Shepherd dog although she has gold highlights in her coat - she was also rather camera shy but we got some nice photos in the end . . . with bribery!
Goldie the GreyhoundAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Goldie was a rescue Greyhound who's owners had done wonders with. I admire them so much and he was worth it.
3 Chow ChowsAcrylics on board - approx A2 - pet dog portrait - The same but different! lovely dogs with amazing thick coats
Golly the SchnauzerAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Golly is a real cutie and was quite a challenge being both black and very hairy - great eyebrows.
Winston the Golden RetrieverAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Winston is a happy go lucky retriever with a cheerful disposition.
Billy the fox red LabradorAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Billy has the most amazing rich red colouration - called fox red - which is quite rare. Beautiful boy.
Anita's German Shepherd DogsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - This pair are very different in age - the younger dog on the left hadn't quite grown into his ears yet whilst the older girl has such a lot of character.
Slipper the Black LabradorAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Slipper is a beautiful black labrador - I lover her name too!
Charlie & Chaplin - Two Very different BrothersAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - These two are Jack Russell Terrier brothers but one is smooth coated whilst the other a wonderful scruffy!
Rachel's Collieacrylics on board - approx A4 - This dainty little working collie was full of life and vitality. She looked as if she was really enjoying the attention during her photo shoot and had a real sparkle.
Two DalmatiansAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - the male Dalmatian was liver and white whilst the smaller female the more usual black and white - by the end of this portrait I was certainly seeing spots before my eyes!
Gus the Wire-Haired Pointeracrylics on board - approx A4 - Gus is a wire-haired pointer and very handsome! I have a soft spot for all HPRs . . . probably because I have a couple myself!
Zoe the working sheepdogAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Black and/or white animals are difficult to paint but if the photos are taken in good sunshine to show of their shiny coats they can look fantastic.
Echo the working Springer SpanielAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Echo is a black and white working Springer Spaniel shown here with a pheasant he had just picked up.
Toby the Golden Retriever PupAcylics on board - approx A1 - pet dog portrait - The painting of this gorgeous puppy was a wedding present from a bride to her husband of their dog.
Rosie the BulldogAcylics on board - approx A1 - pet dog portrait - Rosie the bulldog snuggled in her favourite blanket.
Rosie the Bearded CollieAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - I loved this dog to bits - she was so much friendly fun. I enjoyed photographing her as much as i did painting her. Fantastic hair!
Bichon FriseAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - white is difficult to paint as it can end up looking dirty. Fluff is also hard to portray. Put them together in a Bichon and I hd my work cut out - I am really pleased with the result however!
Pickles The Border TerrierAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Pickles is a Border Terrier who belongs to a friend of mine - she lives on a farm and has the most wonderful scruffy thick all weather coat!
Monty the Wire-haired DachshundAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - nice side profile of Monty the Dachshund showing his lovely wiry beard off!
Two Black LabradorsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - this goes to show that two black dogs of same breed do not look the same! They also love the sea so hint of that in the background.
Zeus & Mimi - German Shepherd and Staffie Cross friendsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - pet dog portrait - Zeus is a very handsome GSD and Mimi is a very loveable Staffie cross.
Huckle's RetrieveAcrylics on board - approx A2 - pet dog portrait - Huckle is a black & white working Springer shown here making a retrieve whilst his black lab friend Emu looks on waiting for her turn.
Sheba the German Shepherd DogAcrylics on board - approx A4 - pet dog portrait - Sheba the GSD has a wonderful long full coat with lots of different shades - rewarding to paint.
My Drew - my German Short-Haired PointerThis is my own dog - my hero - acrylics on board - approx A3 - I use him as my logo because he is the love of my life
Harry the Flatcoat RetrieverMixed media on board - approx A4 - Harry was a very special dog who I knew very well and was friends with my old boy. He was also a very handsome Flatcoat with a lovely kind nature.
ChesterAPR A4 acrylics on board - Chester the connemara grey gelding
Molly Approx A4 acrylics on board - Molly the grey mare
Saffy the Arab MareAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - This is Saffy and she is a lovely looking little mare - nice kind soft eye and rich chestnut coat - fun both to paint and to photograph.
Grey Mareacrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - Grey horses are difficult to paint - you can't rely on a gleaming shiny coat to give the painting interest but I think the contrast between light and shade and the head position make this one work well.
Solo the ConnemaraAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portrait - Drumcong Solomon - known as Solo - is a dark dapple Connemara. Dapple grey proved to be one of the hardest colours I have ever painted - rewarding though
Dark BayI did this one just because I felt like it!
galloping bay horseoils on canvas board - 18 x 22 - horse portrait - galloping bay horse - I love the way the light shines on this horse's coat - this is one of a pair of paintings done for a lovely couple - her horse and his car!
Lizzy the Grey Mareacrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - Grey horses are difficult to paint - you can't rely on a gleaming shiny coat to give the painting interest but I think the contrast between light and shade and the head position make this one work well.
Paddy Acrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - Paddy is a driving cob with the most amazing mane - I loved painting him
Race HorsesThree Racehorses - acrylics on board - approx A2
Bay horsevery detailed head portrait - approx A4 acrylics on board
The racehorsesMixed media on board - approx A2 - Three stunning racehorses
Qui ViveAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - Qui Vive is a beautiful black dressage star - he is talented and floats over the ground - I have never before seen a horse move as gracefully as him.
TopicAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - Topic is a bright bay gelding and the apple of his mum's eye. Handsome fella and lovely to paint.
All the NeddiesAcrylics on board - approx A2 long - horse portrait - I thought this was a great idea - all the horses this lady had ever owned on one painting - it was difficult because some of the old photos were not great to work from but a super memento of them all.
Budget & Benson togetherAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portraits - this painting completed a trio of paintings - the two friends together. It was a privilege to meet and paint them. They are both depicted separately in different paintings, galloping.
GarboAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portrait - Garbo is a flea bitten grey mare (not the easiest to paint!) - I liked this portrait as it looks so natural and relaxed. She is a beautiful mare and very special.
Cheeky foalsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portraits - I was really pleased when I was asked to paint these foals as I usually am asked to paint grown-ups! They looked so naughty and cheeky, adorable.
Thoroughbred mareAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - I like painting Thoroghbreds - they have such rich shiny coats and expressive eyes.
BudgetAcrylics on board - approx A2 - horse portraits - Budget was a very special grey gelding and belonged to a very dear person. I loved his name - his proper posh name was Chancellor of the Exchequer - but knowing what horses cost to keep I liked Budget!
HugoAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - Hugo - or "Huge" as his mum nick-named him was a larger than life character and a really lovely bay gelding. Loved him to bits.
MaryAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - Mary was a very dear old mare and belonged to a friend of mine. She was black but had deep red copper highlights, and a soft gentle expression.
Benson on the moveAcylics on board - A3 approx - horse portrait - Benson was probably the most unusually coloured horse I have ever painted - he was a blue roan - sort of - with brown bits - kind of a dark gun metal shade - a big fella too! He was wonderful.
Rosie on the bitAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portrait - Rosie the bay mare looking good on the bit - suitably frothy and shiny. I liked doing a side profile for a change, it suited her i think.
Horse and pony palsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portraits - a chestnut TB gelding and a dun pony make quite a contrast to each other but these two pals both have equal amounts of character.
IndiAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portrait - Indi is a talented and very athletic chestnut gelding. When we free schooled him for his photos he put on a very lively performance and thoroughly enjoyed himself.
Mark driving his WelshAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portrait - Mark is a very skilled driver and won at the Royal Welsh with this bonnie pony. This Welsh pony was the most flashy and talented I have ever seen.
Colonel OrchinAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - This great old pony had been a legend for his owner - and still had a few impressive moves for his photo shoot! A real strong character and so cheeky.
Irish DraughtsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portraits - Beautiful dapple grey Irish Draught Horses.
Lindsay's HorsesAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portraits - You would think that two chestnut horses with white blazes would look alike - but they don't. Every horse has it's own expression and personality.
Mouse & Swan SongOils on canvas - approx A2 - horse portraits - I love working in oils and this commission gave me a chance to do just that. Mouse, the older chestnut mare, loved cow parsley so we had to put some in for her.
6 PercheronsAcrylics on board - approx A2 long - horse portrait - Percherons are stunning grey French Draught horses - this team of six is rare - the lead pair were 19hh, the second 18hh and the third 17hh - a lot of horse - amazing sight.
Louise's HorsesAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portraits - Both of my friend Louise's horses are great characters and dun is a wonderful colour - loved painting these two good lookers.
The De Vries GangAcrylics on board - approx A2 - horse portraits - a horse is not just a horse - each has its own individual character which is why I find so interesting when doing group paintings.
NolaAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portrait - Nola was a very clever dainty bay mare who's mum rode her side saddle . . . and over jumps!
Dressage PonyAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse and rider portrait - what a smart couple - a painting can be a very special way to commemorate the highlight moment of such a wonderful partnership.
Two Bay friendsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portraits - Horses nowadays generally have their manes pulled within an inch of their lives for neatness and ease but in truth I like to see them looking natural and flowing.
Felix the CatAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - Felix is a handsome chestnut warmblood and skilled dressage horse. I loved his cheeky personality and, for a big boy, he could move so well.
Show PonyAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - This perky skewbald show pony looked fantastic in his smart tack. He was so shiny and alert.
Six Special HorsesAcrylics on board - approx A2 - horse portraits - These were all my friend Kim's horses - and every one it's own personality. It is quite difficult to put lots of animals together on one painting and get them in proportion to each other and balanced.
Oatfield Cream CrackerAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portrait - Cracker is a Connemara and a lovely natured horse. When he was younger he was a cream dun but he is now much whiter. He still has it however and showed off a treat for his photos, gorgeous boy.
Annie the EventerAcrylics on board - approx A2 - horse portraits - Annie is a tremendously talented skewbald mare with bags of presence and personality. I photographed her free schooling over jumps - awesome - and charging towards me! Loved her.
Nobby the HorseAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portrait - Meet Nobby - one of my most favourite horses - he is an old boy now but he still can shift if he feels like it! And he is still in great condition. This him three ways to show off his moves. Bless him.
Horse & DogsAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse and dog pet portraits - When I was asked to put a horse portrait with two dogs I thought the contrast in sizes might be a challenge but I think it works well as you feel as if the dogs are at the front.
Shire Horses & WagonAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portraits - Jim and Sport are two fantastic Shire horses and this is them with their owner John. This clever team have won many times and been on TV more than once - awesome. (But difficult to paint!)
Horse with Butcher's CartAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portrait - This is also one of my friend Mark's rigs with his coloured pony - and very difficult it was to paint too! The harness is so complex as there is a lot of detail.
ConnorAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - This Irish gentleman is called Connor and belongs to a good friend of mine. He is a gentle giant although very strong out on a hack - I know this because she let me ride him!
GlimmerAcrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - I love this little horse's face - so expressive.
Bertieoils on canvas - approx A3 - horse portrait - Bertie the Cob. Naughty Bertie. A horse with as much personality as his mum. Both of them are naughty and make me laugh.
Arab Mare & FoalAcrylics on board - approx A1 - horse portraits - Usually I work ion a commission basis but I did this painting just because I wanted to after seeing these two running about a field. Black is rare in Arabians and I thought the mare was beautiful.
Grey Horseacrylics on board - approx A4 - horse portrait - Grey horses are difficult to paint - you can't rely on a gleaming shiny coat to give the painting interest but I think the contrast between light and shade and the head position make this one work well.
Tangoacrylics on board - approx A4 - something a bit different - I love watching dance (wish I could!) so thought I would try and capture the passion of the Tango
Mark Driving his Welsh ponyAcrylics on board - approx A3 - horse portrait/ people portraits - Mark is a very skilled driver and won at the Royal Welsh with this bonnie pony. This Welsh pony was the most flashy and talented I have ever seen.
Mr Harvey & the NewfiesAcrylics on board - approx A3 - people portraits / pet dog portraits - This was an interesting commission - Mrs Harvey wanted a painting of her husband with their dogs which was rather a lovely idea. He didn't have a say in it I don't think.
Little Ronnie JuniorAcylics on board - approx A3 - people portraits - I did this as a wedding gift for my very good friends - this is their little son when he was about 4 years old. I think I surprised them - they thought I only painted dogs!
Doug at Tower ShootAcrylics on board - approx A3 - people portraits - Doug was game keeper at Tower Shoot and I was commissioned to do this portrait as his retirement present which was a real privilege.
Oliver & the TractorAcrylics on board - approx A3 - people portraits - Oliver is my friend Louise's little boy - and growing up on a farm has to love tractors!
The King and the PrinceAcrylics on board - approx A2 - wildlife portrait of two lions - one mature and one younger
Watching TigerAcrylics on board - approx A4 - big cat/wildlife painting - A young Bengal tiger - apparently relaxing but still watching you. I think tigers are truly one of the most stunning animals on this planet. Their stare, however, still unnerves me . . .
Black RhinoOils on canvas - approx A2 - Wildlife animal portraits - I did this painting some time ago for an exhibition at Port Lympne Zoo in Kent. I adapted in from a photo I really liked because it was so dramatic. I still think it's fun.
Grass Track Racing BikeOils on board - approx A4 - I did this one for my friend John Sampson's 65th birthday present. It's done in oils on board in sepia tones
Jaguar XK120 at the starting lineoils on canvas board - A1 - car Jaguar XK120 Roadster number 16 - one of a pair of paintings - this was fascinating - at the start - I love the fact they had to run to their cars and think that they still should do so today for F1 which would be funny!
Jaguar XK120 racingoils on canvas board - A1 - car Jaguar XK120 Roadster number 16 - one of a pair of paintings - this was an interesting and exciting commission scaling up old semis photos large and painting them in black & white oils - challenging and rewarding!
Tiger tank - left sideAutomotive customisation - Kawasaki - left side of tank
Tiger on top of bike tankAutomotive customisation - Kawasaki - top of tank - put a tiger on your tank! - tiger on top on tank.
Stormbringer bike tankAutomotive customisation - Strombringer Bike - top of tank - ghostly grey horse who's mane is being whipped by a storm.
Boudicca TankAutomotive customisation - Boudicca English Queen - for a lady biker. Image reversed on other side of tank.
Silver Dragon Bike Tank Automotive customisation - Silver Dragon Bike - Right Side - shown after lacquer which brings out metallics - single colour.
Guiness Bike TopboxAutomotive customisation - this bike already had been customised with a Guinness theme - but needed something on the top box - so I came up with a drunk Toucan!
Stormbringer Tank top panelAutomotive customisation - Strombringer Bike - top of tank - ghostly grey horse who's mane is being whipped by a storm - shown after lacquer which brings out metallics
Stormbringer PanelAutomotive customisation - Strombringer Bike - top of tank - Side panel of Stormbringer bike - horse silhouetted by lightening.
Union Flagautomotive customisation - Crash helmet - Union Jack flag wavy design - all over lid.
GWP Wheel CoverAutomotive customisation - German Wire-haired Pointer wheel cover - This is much more personal for your car than a commercial cover - your actual dogs not just the breed!
Water Buffalo Wheel CoverAutomotive customisation - Water Buffalo wheel cover - I loved taking the reference photos for this job - this bull's name was Bailey.
Scorpion Bike PanelAutomotive customisation - Red Honda - realistic scorpios shadowed underneath to make them stand out from the panel
Silver Dragon Bike TankAutomotive customisation - Silver Dragon Bike - Left Side - shown after lacquer which brings out metallics - single colour.
Sue's Retirement Picture
Cartoon dog for brochurecartoons done to illustrate a veterinary brochure - this is the basic dog
Cartoon cat for brochurecartoons done to illustrate a veterinary brochure - this is the basic cat
cartoon rabbit for brochureCartoons done to illustrate a veterinary brochure - this is the basic bunny!
Black Swan at Leeds CastleWatercolour on board - approx A3 - a black swan with Leeds castle Kent in the background
XK120 JaguarOils on canvas board - 18 x 22 - car and owner portrait - Jaguar XK120 Roadster - one of a pair of paintings done for a couple - his car and her horse! This was a moving painting for me to do as this car used to belong to my father for many years
View from Charlestown, CornwallWatercolour seascape of a view from Charlestown in Cornwall which was done as a special gift for my friend Neil
CaprioleAcrylics on board - approx A4 boat portrait - elegance and speed
best friends - cartoon horseCartoon illustration of a horse and his new best friend for a children's charity booklet
Pygmy GoatsAcrylics on board - approx A2 - pygmy goat portraits - all these girls are very different! 1st time I have painted goats - get fun
Old Fishing Boat DungenessOils on canvas - approx A4 - seascape/boats - I love Dungeness, Kent - and this old boat has come to her final resting place up on the shingle. She belonged to my friend Jerry the Fisherman's dad. I bet she could tell a few stories . . .
Fishing at DungenessAcrylics on board - approx A3 - seascape/boats - Dungeness, Kent - early morning fishing - there is a strange quality to the light sometimes and the sea can look really moody even if it isn't particularly rough. I love it and wanted to try and paint it.
Mr Micawber YachtMixed media on board - approx A4 - seascape/boats - Mr Micawber belongs to my friends and I gave them a painting for their birthday - this is a view of it that they never see! It was quite rough conditions but beautiful.
Ulcombe Church towerMixed media on board - approx A4 - landscapes/buildings - I had a lovely day at the Friends of Ulcombe Church open day - when I did this picture by way of a demonstration. I also had a go at bell ringing and a nice pint of real ale. Great fun.
Red Foxphoto of red fox
Blue butterflyI think this butterfly is one of our most beautiful British species - but don't ask me to identify which blue it is . . .
Travellers JoyI think this is Traveller's Joy - which is an odd name because I think it is poisonous!
funnel funguswonderful shape - don't think you can eat it though!
fungiweird glistening in the woodland leaf litter
More Fly Agaric . . .more, just because I like them!
Fly Agaric FungiI find fungi fascinating - and Fly Agaric are my favourites - proper fairy toadstools
dead grassGrasses have such lovely architectural qualities
PrimrosesWhen I see the first wild primroses peeping through it makes me think that Spring is really on it's way
Pink bramble leafSometimes bramble leaves go bright pink - but not all of them?
purple starThis flower is part of the Goats beard family but I don't know if it has a common name
Rosebay Willow HerbI think this common flower is often overlooked but can be amazing on mass
Hawthorn in flowerThe clusters of flowers look like snow, simple and white
GorseGorse is amazing - and smells just like toasted coconut when it's in full flower and warm in the sun!
Bee OrchidI was really thrilled when I spotted this stunning little wild flower - less so when the farmer mowed the field and they all got destroyed
Autumn lightThe light has a special quality in Autumn
Holly in the snowHolly bowing under the weight of snow - very seasonal
Red BerriesThey look like clusters of jewels, glossy after rain.
Red berriesThis is my favourite shrub ! Would love to have some in the garden . . . but I don't actually know what it is !
Thistle Seed Headbeauty in just a fluffy seed head
The Rape Field
ThistleSpiky architectural shapes
FoxgloveFoxgloves are beautifully designed bee buckets
white roseold fashioned shaped white rose
Red Hot Pokersgreat architectural shapes
Grape HyacinthsI like to take a closer look at common flowers that could get taken for granted
AlliumAllium are like exploding fireworks
Iris close uplook at the detail on this lovely deep iris
White Iristotally different shape this delicate white iris
Deep Purple IrisThe shapes of Iris are so beautiful and I really like the depth of colour
Hot pink peonyvivid blowsy and gorgeous!
soft pink AquilegiaContrasting soft pink Aquilegia
Aquilegia close upAquilegia again but this one is the softest shade by comparison
Aquilegia GuinnessI like this contrast of colours and shapes
In the pinkflamboyant hot pink petals
RosebudRoses are my favourites and this bud looked pretty well perfect to me - well I would have to like them being a Dip"rose" huh
Close up of Icelandic Poppyclose up of this delicate cup
Icelandic Poppiesvibrant but delicate
Bleeding heartsgreat shapes
TulipI'm fascinated by bright flowers
Hyacinth detailshiny close up of a hyacinth flower
Crowing cockerelThis is Basil the cockerel giving it his best
Old fashioned cockerelThis gorgeous bird is a traditional cockerel - he has the most amazing colours
Bantam Hens & ChicksI loved these portly little bantam hens - like fussy tea cosies
White Henwhite chicken close up of great orange beady eye
Canada Goose mum and goslingsToo cute
Blue Titis feedingBlue tits on my bird table - before the woodpecker comes back . . .
Robin Red BrestThis is actually a different Robin - not my stalker
Christmas card stuff?I think I might make a few of my own Christmas cards . . .
Robin close upthis is the same bird - he followed me when I started to walk away
RobinI'm pretty sure this particular Robin was stalking me
Oyster Catcher in flightThee birds have stunning markings - it was, I have to admit, rather a long way off . . . and being chased by one of my naughty dogs
Coot FightCoots having a splashy punch up
Canada Goose close upCanada Geese get over looked I think because they are so common and outshone by the handsome swans but they do have appealing faces if you look more closely
Mute Swan attackThis grumpy git was chasing an unfortunate Canada Goose - impressive bow wave I thought
classic mute swan shapethis is how I think of Mute Swans
Blackbird maleanother of my garden favourites
Crowslightly sinister crow on a dead tree
Greater Spotted WoodpeckerThis hooligan somewhat took over my bird table - I forgave him because he was so eye catching however
Yellow HammerYellow Hammers were also more common when I was young - they are such vibrant little birds
House sparrow in flightthe shape of the sparrow in flight in surprisingly beautiful
Young GrebeThe baby Grebe has amazing black and white markings
Grebe all tucked upI like the way this Grebe tucked itself in - made a lovely shape
GrebeI haven't seen many Grebes but think they are stunning
House SparrowWhen I was a child these lovely little birds were so common but now I just don't see them very often which, I think, is very sad.
Mr House SparrowMale House Sparrow
Mrs House Sparrowfemale house sparrow this time - does this make her a Housewife Sparrow?
Mute Swan close upClose up shot of this handsome fella
Mute swan displayinganother view of the mute swan who was giving me quite a display
Mute SwanI think swans somewhat lend themselves to photos but that doesn't make them any less beautiful!
Cock PheasantThis handsome chap interested me as he didn't have the usual white collar markings around his throat.
Heron wadingAnother Heron - this time wading - I think they are elegant
Heron sunsetHeron - very distinctive shape
Blue TitAnother of my favourite birds - this cheeky little bird was displaying himself!
House SparrowNot so common any more but I really like these little birds.