About me

Having enjoyed an idyllic childhood on a mixed farm in Sussex I developed a strong passion for all things to do with the countryside.ย  Along with my sisters we enjoyed all farming activities from hop picking to milking cows and were surrounded by animals including rescued squirrels, rabbits, dogs, cats, ponies, shetland sheep and jersey cows.

I now have two very treasured dogs.ย  My constant companion for the last 12 years Winnie, and my new addition Nellie. Everyday for me starts with an early morning adventure with my two girls enjoying the changing seasons.

A couple of years ago I thought I would see if I could still draw as I hadn’t done much since college. I did a quick sketch of a hare and got such lovely feedback that it encouraged me to do more. I had always been drawn to the precision of graphite but wanted to add colour to my work. Then I discovered professsional coloured pencils. They are the perfect medium for me to recreate the extensive detail in my subjects. I now spend most of my time doing pet portraits but I love to fit in the odd original piece when I can.

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A lovely detail in this portrait is that @tessamills21 managed to capture her reflection in Oakleys eyes as he sat in the tractor with her ๐Ÿ˜. I was spoilt for choice with the wonderful photos of Oakley that she gave me to work from. The better the photos the better the portrait ๐ŸŒŸ

#springer #springerspanielsofinstagram #englishspringerspaniel #farmdog #cattledog #petportrait #girlsbestfriend๐Ÿถ #workingspringer
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Beautiful flowers and beautiful doggos ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ ...

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Delighted to have a gorgeous Springer next up on my board. Loving all the reflections in his beautiful eyes

#springer #springerspaniel #spaniel #workingspringerspaniel #spanielart #petportrait #lovemyjob #supportsmallbusiness #smallsussexbusiness #herstmonceux
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Smile for the camera Frida! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ธ

Had a lovely morning walk along the cuckmere to the beach on Sunday

#whv #hwv #wirehairedvizsla #hpr #vizslalover #vizslapuppy #hungarianwirehairedvizsla #hwvpuppy #vizsla
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About 6 months apart. She has grown honest! ๐Ÿ˜‚

#minipuppy #churchdogs #puppyprogress #littleandlarge #herstmonceuxchurch #herstmonceux
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Bella the Cockerpoo. This was a tough one as the photo had no detail but I got there in the end and her mum is over the moon with it. Phew! ๐Ÿ˜Š

#cockerpoo #cockerpoolove #petportraitartist #birthdaypresentideas #giftvoucher #cockerpoosofinstagram #chocolatecockerpoo
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Guess who's going to Crufts next March! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‰
Frida qualified today by coming third in the puppy class at the HWVA champ show!

#cruftsqualifier #showpuppy #bestpuppy #dogshowlife #hwva #hwv
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Treat please mum ๐Ÿ˜‹

๐Ÿ’• Nellie ๐Ÿ’•
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Current work in progress Bella ๐Ÿ˜

#cockerpoo #cockerpoolove #petportraitartist #birthdaypresentideas #giftvoucher
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Nearly missed that it's #marchmeetthemaker day one today! Scrabbled around for a photo of me and found this one from last spring.

All you need to know about me is that if I'm not working or drawing then I'll be doing something with my dogs! I absolutely love getting out with my running buddy Nellie. It's so exhilarating when we hit our stride and work as a team.

#dognerd #wirehairedvizsla #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #canicross #runwithurdog #marchmeetthemaker2022
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