This is Scout, a beautiful Border Collie. Check out that stare!
This portrait was created on Bristol board using watercolour and ink pen.
This is Heidi, a sweet old Chocolate brown Labrador dog.
Her portrait was created on Bristol Board using a variety of mediums including watercolour, ink and chalk pastels.
Meet Freya, an Irish Barn Owl, portrayed using soft pastels and pastel pencils on toned black paper.
This handsome guy is a Wire Haired German Pointer dog.
His portrait was created using pencil and graphite on rough textured paper.
A profile portrait of a long haired Golden Retriever boy created using soft pastels on a toned grey paper.
This gorgeous face belongs to Willow, a service dog I had the privilege of meeting this year. Those eyes! So expressive. She’s an Irish Wolfhound Schnauzer cross.
Her portrait was created on a toned black paper using soft pastels and pastel pencils.
A profile portrait of a beautiful Tuxedo cat that I created in watercolour on cold pressed watercolour paper.
A triple portrait of three gorgeous Labrador Retrievers. I made this using three separate photo references. The two older dogs had passed away and the pup was the latest addition to the household. Luckily the photo references I was given were really nice and expressive which really helps me, as an artist, to capture the respective pet’s character.
The portrait was created using pastel pencils on a deep blue specialist pastel paper.
This smiley guy was Socks, a Bernese Collie cross dog who sadly left us a couple of years ago. What a personality he was!
I created his portrait on toned grey paper using a combo of soft pastels and pastel pencil.
Lofty, a handsome hunter from Co. Mayo, in the West of Ireland. His portrait is on toned grey paper in pastel pencils. Size 42 cms x 29.7 cms.
A detail from a portrait I did some years ago of a little girl holding her pet gerbil.
In soft pastels on toned paper.
A head study of a beautiful while spaniel cross dog with the most soulful brown eyes. Soft pastels on blue toned paper.
A recent portrait commission of the great racehorse Arkle for a racing enthusiast friend. This was executed in soft pastels on black pastel paper.
This little cutiepie is Teddy a Bichon Frise. Teddy by name, teddy by appearance!
Created using soft pastels on a dark toned specialist paper.
This is my attempt in illustration to depict poet Emily Dickinson’s famous poem about hope.
“Hope is the thing with feathers on, that perches in the soul, and sigs thae notes without the words, And never stops at all.”
I created a watercolour illustration of our own native Irish wren to illustrate it because it always strikes me how such a tiny, tiny, bird can be so tenacious, so strong ; especially during the long cold days of Winter.
This young colt is called Flamin’ thanks to the markings on his face. He was born in Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland. Created using pastel pencils on a textured olive green paper.
This commissioned dual portrait is of two old dotes, best of friends, despite the diffeence in size and age. One a Labrador and one a Jack Russell Terrier. This piece is one of my all time favourites. A total pleasure to work on.
Meet Finn, a lurcher boy, captured in a pencil sketch. What a lovely face he had.
Willow, a beautiful service dog I had the pleasure of getting to know recently. An Irish Wolfhound Schnauzer cross with the mot wonderful calm disposition. This portrait was created using pastel pencils on black paper.
A portrait in pencil of Reuben, a rescued Labrador , found on the streets of Budapest, Hungary.
This old schmoozer is one of my three dogs called Teddy, a Bull Terrier Pug cross. Created in watercolour on heavy, cold pressed, watercolour paper.
Louis, looking suitably noble, is a French bulldog.
This headstudy of him was executed using Payne’s Grey watercolour.
A study in watercolour and inks of a glorious Malamute dog. Created simply because I think they are so handsome. Size 29.7 cms x 42 cms.
This is a portrait in watercolour and ink of a handsome Dobermann Pinscher called Harvey, who sadly left us, way too early, in Springtime this year. Size is approx. 42 x 29 cms
Socks and his human, Bill. A pet and person portrait from a while back. Created in pencil on rough textured cartridge paper.
A watercolour sketch of a rescue puppy.
Dressed in a striped bedsock adapted to fit him, to keep his little body warm.
A portrait of Jasper, a Jack Russell cross, in pastel pencil, who liked nothing more than being in the great outdoors.
A portrait of Jake, in soft pastels. He was a gentle old Labrador boy, and has since gone to the Rainbow Bridge. One of my all-time favourite pieces to work on.
This is Purdy, a beautiful Black Labrador gun dog. Her portrait was created in soft pastels on grey toned pastel paper.