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Welcome, it's great to meet you...

I am a professional freelance artist & a member of the Association of Animal Artists. I work from my bright studio on the 1st floor of Banks Mill in the heart of Derby, UK.

My time is divided between customer commissions & my own creative works.

Through a style of painting that is modern, lively & unique, I passionately aim to provide you with a distinctive bespoke work of art, which is full of character & colour, so that it can be pride of place & enjoyed for years to come in your home.

Please go ahead and explore my website... its full of exciting possibilities

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About Me

I am a professional freelance artist & a member of the Association of Animal Artists. I work from my bright studio on the 1st floor of Banks Mill in the heart of Derby, UK.

I specialise in highly detailed, lively, colourful, modern paintings. I use a unique style of painting with acrylic paint on canvas, using the paint both densely & in washes of colour. Working from photographs, I create a contemporary interpretation of my subjects.

My portraits are created on a commission basis by working closely with my clients to create a bespoke work of art to treasure.

My animal art is my own creative works inspired by the variety & detail in nature itself. The Original artworks, Prints, Greeting Cards and Homewares can be purchased from my online shop, They can also be purchased at events, exhibitions and stockists.

I geniunely feel blessed to be doing a job that I love, it feeds the soul to know that customers love the art I create!

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About Me

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I am a professional freelance artist & a member of the Association of Animal Artists. I work from my bright studio on the 1st floor of Banks Mill in the heart of Derby, UK.

I specialise in highly detailed, lively, colourful, modern paintings. I use a unique style of painting with acrylic paint on canvas, using the paint both densely & in washes of colour. Working from photographs, I create a contemporary interpretation of my subjects.

My portraits are created on a commission basis by working closely with my clients to create a bespoke work of art to treasure.

My animal art is my own creative works inspired by the variety & detail in nature itself. The Original artworks, Prints, Greeting Cards and Homewares can be purchased from my online shop, They can also be purchased at events, exhibitions and stockists.

I geniunely feel blessed to be doing a job that I love, it feeds the soul to know that customers love the art I create!

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Commissions

Commissions

I am very passionate about my commissioned portraits.

I take great pride in ensuring that each work of art is completed to the highest standard, by using high quality art materials & investing extensive hours of detailed work.

The commission process is an exciting one & my aim is to make sure clients are happy with all aspects of my service, from the initial communication through to the safe delivery of each portrait.

Take a look at my Commissions page for more details.

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Latest News & Events

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Exciting Charity Commission unveiled

I am proud to announce that I have been specially selected by a leading animal charity to help celebrate its 135th Anniversary.

The Horse Trust, which provides retirement and respite care for horses and ponies that served in the police and military, has commissioned myself to create a portrait of three of its most famous horses.

The ‘Horse Trust Legends’ artwork, features the heads of three famous horses from the charity’s history. The late Sefton, a British Army horse, who served for 17 years and survived the Hyde park bombings has been honoured within the piece. Met Police horse, Boris – who was awarded the PDSA’s order of Merit for showing outstanding bravery during the Tottenham riots – and Viscount, the longest serving military horse in history, has also been included.

Now that the painting has been unveiled, the artwork has been made into limited edition prints signed by myself. There will be 250 of the prints available, available in both A4 and A3, with 100% of the profits being donated to the charity.

Follow this link to the Horse Trust Website

The beautifully framed original artwork is available on my website with 25% of profits also being donated to the Horse Trust. You can find it in my online shop

Testimonials

We commissioned Sarah to do a painting of our son's British Bulldog as a surprise birthday present. The result was stunning. Sarah was extremely helpful throughout the whole process advising on background colours and frame. We would have no hesitation in using Sarah and her skills again or in recommending her to anyone else.

- M & M Jakeway (Derby)


Sarah was very professional and was very accommodating in my request. Being on lockdown wasn’t a problem. Communication and the updates Sarah provided were on point. She was recently on the local news and deserves it. Her work is an absolute credit. Best thing I ever did. My sister works for the NHS and the portrait Sarah did of my Sosters dog ‘Barney’ was just exquisite. It’s my way of being able to thank my sister for the work she did in the worst of the pandemic, seeing her face light up when I presented her with the gift voucher was priceless.

Our pets are precious and now my Sister will always have that part of him forever come what may. Thanks Sarah for everything you have done for me and my Sister.

- Sara Firth (Buckinghamshire)


Isabella describes her painting you did of Bertie as the best thing she has ever had, thank you. Such a great artist.

- Simon Smith (Yorkshire)

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