October 10, 2017

There's something about a dog with a beard that I find completely irresistible, so meet my two new additions; both fine examples of  bearded dogs!

'Wire-haired Dachshund' 


                                      'Turning Terrier'...

September 22, 2017

I almost forgot to do an update on the charity auction from the other week!  

The Wild at Heart Foundation hosted a charity auction with the theme of dogs and flowers this year. For One Night Only was hosted at the Josh Lilley Gallery in London and raised nearly £30,000...

September 22, 2017

Today I have been sketching a study for a future painting. I chose to use charcoal as the original image had a lot of black in it and I felt charcoal would be the best medium to represent this quickly. I also love the manipulation of charcoal - that you can remove it w...

September 19, 2017

Here's a new hare drawing, 'Soulful Hare'. I just love drawing these shy animals, they have such beautiful soulful eyes. My favourite part of the drawing process is adding the whiskers as they bring the whole face to life full of twitching inquisitiveness. 


September 12, 2017

As I've mentioned before, here at The Gifted Hound it's not always about the Hound in your life, sometimes even the cat gets a look in! So this post is showcasing a new cat watercolour.

The cat in question is a particularly beautiful white cat with little ginger marking...

September 12, 2017

I usually do my oil paintings on canvas, however, I decided to try a new paper sketchpad for oils. Here is the first sketch ....

 Whippet oil sketch.

September 5, 2017

Continuing to explore collage ideas for the greetings cards range. Here's the latest one!  

August 30, 2017

I'm excited to be supporting the Wild at Heart Foundation in their forthcoming art fundraiser ' One Night Only'. They are fundraising for their charity which helps stray dogs from around the world have a better life. I have donated one of my limited edition prints, 'Sc...

August 17, 2017

Today I have been working on a new image for my wildlife collection, Sleeping Fox, he was a pleasure to draw. Currently he is a pen and ink drawing but I may well paint him with watercolour washes to highlight the fabulous colour of his red coat. So for now here he is...

August 14, 2017

Trying out new ideas is always fun and highly rewarding. I've been thinking of designing a range of greetings cards for a while. I could just reproduce my drawings which would make lovely cards and I think I will do that, but I always like to think of new ways of using...

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