About MeBased near Saltash in South East Cornwall, I work as self-employed artist, specialising in painting horse & dog portraits.
I have possessed a love of painting and photography from an early age, as well as a passion for horses themselves, I studied Art & Photography through to degree level at Plymouth University where I obtained a BA Honours degree in 2008. Alongside my education I had my love for horses…Pony Club, hunting, then rode as a jockey for many years with a fair amount of success, I rode 13 winners between the flags, and also got to experience a ride as an amateur against the professionals (inc AP McCoy…who I beat!) I retired from the saddle in 2011 while the decision was still mine to make and I’d suffered with an ongoing shoulder injury.
I explored the idea of horse and dog portraits in my spare time; my technique was self-taught and created my own style using acrylics. I created my own portrait painting business in 2009, and it’s grown from strength to strength and I haven’t looked back! I have become a Mum of 2 along the way so now have limited painting time but working for myself from home works well alongside motherhood !
So if you are looking for that perfect personal gift for someone special or just for yourself for a lasting memory of that beloved pet, I will not disappoint, so contact me to discuss and I will respond to you the same day.