January 4, 2018

I love this, my first drawing of a Hare, and someone was the lucky recipient over Christmas. It's now sold so I'm working on a new image for the new year, the first of many I'm sure.

January 4, 2018

Iggy is an Italian Spinone and was an absolute delight to draw. I love to draw rough and wire-haired dogs and Iggy was no exception, he has a great expression too.

January 4, 2018

Here is the finished painting of the two Bearded Collies.... 

The image is still on the easel here, hence the masking tape! 

December 5, 2017

I had a lot of fun painting this gorgeous Bearded Collie for a recent commission. This is a sketch towards the final piece which actually has two dogs in it. It's for a Christmas commission so I won't post the final painting until after Christmas. 

November 3, 2017

This lovely little Hare has gone to a new home in Canada today. Selling an original drawing is much more personal than selling a print and I felt a little sad to see him go, but I know he's off to a good home, so that's ok! 

November 3, 2017

Really enjoying creating paper bunting with my images.

The idea came about as I'm going to be taking over the window in Vintage and Home in Steyning soon and I was looking for ideas to make it look fun and interesting. When you only have 2 dimensional objects to show it...

November 3, 2017

 I love to find new ways of using my images and this one came from an aspiration to make bunting! I think, however, it could be used for many things just watch this space....

October 30, 2017

Starting a drawing; 

The first stage is to draw out the composition in light pencil, here you can see the pencil under drawing and the beginnings of my mark making with ink to define the details. 

A little more work with the ink starts to bring out the features...

October 30, 2017

One of the best parts of my work is being asked to do a commission, there's nothing nicer than creating a gift for someone special.

Having been approached I'm always excited and curious to receive the photos of the dog that I'm going to draw. Not knowing whether it...

October 13, 2017

When I set up The Gifted Hound it was always my intention to use the images that I create in multiple ways. This of course takes time and careful planning. I've been developing ideas and one of my favourites has been wrapping paper designs. Here are three examples that...

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