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Image 4 Wiphy Postcard Early in the 2000's the World Horse Welfare, or INternational League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) as it was known then, opened their brand new Visitor Centre at Hall Farm in Norfolk.  I was pleased to support their wonderful work by exhibiting mainly paintings of ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 26 May 2020 11:32
Image 3  For many years in the early 2000's I exhibited, mainly driving themed work, in the Craft Marquee at the Sandringham Driving Trials.  This gave me an introduction to painting the intricacies of harness so that it all works. Whilst I was there the Household Cavalry Musical Ride did ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 01 April 2020 16:24
Image 2   During the 1990's I found workshops held by the Newmarket Art Group really helpful.  They were a regional group of the Society of Equestrian Artists and allowed wonderful opportunities to visit and sketch at studs, training yards, Tattersalls and on the gallops, all with exp ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 31 March 2020 12:18
FACEBOOK CHALLENGE: March 2020 - Image 1 (23rd March) I am proud to have been nominated to continue Sarais Crawshaw's chain of artisits to post an image a day for 10 days.  I will delve into my archives and select a work that either is important to me for some reason or is an illustration of m ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 30 March 2020 15:59
Pastel is a new medium for me, though I have used coloured pencil for many years, it is slightly different  and I am still exploring the wonderful properties that it has.  It is great for punchy use of light and shade  to create delightful dramatic images.  I have organised my ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 30 January 2020 10:46
The challenge with this painting is to capture the character of this Young Highland cattle because with their long, thick forelocks it is sometimes difficult to see their eyes.  Their extra thick coats were developed to help them cope with the harsh Winters of Scotland, from where they origin ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 25 January 2019 11:11
For giraffes scratching an itch can be so tricky.  I was amazed at how they can bend their long necks almost round in a circle, this also requires careful re-balancing of the legs as their centre of gravity moves to one side.  Back-lighting us used to highlight and emphsize the strong curv ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 05 December 2018 12:36
I have sourced some NEW "green" boxes to hold a set of four Coasters.   The boxes are made from natural coloured recycled Kraft card, which can in turn be recycled. They also have a PET (1) acrylic window which can also be recycled.   Very attractive and useful - ideal for Christ ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 09 November 2018 17:15
Guinea - Print of the Week   This cheeky little Guinea Pig has been framed with a light coloured wood, I think it may be lime, which harmonises with the mid-tones and compliments the other colours allowing the main image to speak to you. ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 24 September 2018 12:08
Print of the Week - Watching (Red Panda) With the painting for this print I wanted to make the most of the reds and greens, which zing off each other and create drama.  This image shows how the print could look in a reddish-brown frame which picks out those colours in the Red Panda. Red Pan ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 23 August 2018 16:10
Autumn Suffolks Print  The lovely misty light inspired the original for this print.  It was painted in acrylic on off-white coloured board in a watercolour like style.  These Suffolk Punch horses work the land at a rural life museum near Dereham in Norfolk UK.  Suffolk horses ma ...
Posted by Frances Sullivan on 02 August 2018 17:34
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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