Mary Herbert, artist

pictures of horses and ponies in the gallery of equine portraits pictures of dogs in the gallery of canine portraits pictures of cats and more in the gallery of other work pictures of people and more in the gallery of other work


Introducing Mary Herbert, animal and portrait artist...

I’m a full time professional artist based in Ceredigion, Wales, originally from Leicestershire. I specialise in pastel portraits.  I love to paint animals, especially horses and dogs, and I’m always happy to consider commissioned portrait work of any animal or person. I also offer tuition

Here on my website, you can discover more about me and my art in the ‘Insight’ section, or simply browse my horse pictures, dog pictures, and other commissioned artwork in the portrait galleries.

To find out more about commissioning a portrait, click here

If you’d like to discuss a portrait, have any comments to make, or there is anything you’d like to ask me that isn’t in the information section, please feel free to contact me.


Mary Herbert's Paintings


Latest News & Upcoming Events...


2016 Calendars featuring Mary Herbert’s Horse Paintings

Each year I get lots of people asking me to do a calendar. Well, for the first time I've given in! I now have for sale a limited number of A3 spiral bound calendars on lovely 200gsm silk finish paper, featuring some of my favourite horse paintings. I've signed each copy with my own fair hand. The calendars are bilingual, English/Cymraeg (Welsh)

Prices including UK delivery are: 1 calendar £16 - 2 calendars £28 3 calendars £40

Prices including delivery to Europe are: 1 calendar £20 - 2 calendars £35 - 3 calendars £49

Prices including delivery to anywhere else in the world are: 1 calendar £24 - 2 calendars £41 - 3 calendars £56

Please note that as this is a small print run, I'm allowing a maximum of 3 per person only.

To order yours, please email me stating your location and how many calendars you'd like. I'll then send you a PayPal invoice for payment.

2016 Calendars featuring Mary Herbertís Horse Paintings

IJF Christmas Cards 2015

I was asked to paint a winter scene especially for the Injured Jockeys Fund Christmas card, and the result is a large pastel painting, ‘The Yard in Winter’.  Packs of luxury cards are on sale at the IJF Shop - click here

IJF Xmas card by Mary Herbert

SEA Exhibition, Newmarket

Turkmen Standard Bearers and Lucky Number are on display at the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket as part of the Society of Equestrian Artists Selected Works Autumn/Winter Exhibition

paintings by Mary Herbert at NHRM

Cardigan Bay Gallery, Aberystwyth

I’m very excited to be part of a brand new co-operative of artists running a gallery in the centre of Aberystwyth, showcasing local art and craft.  The gallery is on Terrace Road close to the promenade and is open daily 10-5. Click here for more

Cardigan Bay Gallery Aberystwyth

Another pastel article for The Artist magazine

See the October 2014 issue of the Artist mag, featuring my practical article on Realistic Textures in Pastel Pencil. A follow-up to the previous piece on colour, there are lots of examples of how I tackle paintings of different surfaces, and a three-step demo of my Icelandic horse painting, “Another Bad Hair Day”.  To buy a copy click here


Realistic textures in pastel by Mary Herbert

Article on colour in pastel for The Artist magazine

The September 2014 issue of The Artist magazine features my guide to using colour for pastellists, and including a description of how I painted 'Reins of Silk'.  To buy a copy click here


article on colour for pastellists by Mary Herbert in The Artsist magazine

Sally Mitchell Fine Arts Ltd

“Cuddle Monsters” and “Have You Herd?” are now available as limited edition prints from Sally Mitchell Fine Arts, along with several of my other images.  Order online direct from the Sally Mitchell Fine Arts website or call 01777 838 234


New prints by Mary Herbert at Sally Mitchell Fine Arts

Video of ‘Reins of Silk’ pastel painting in progress

My latest YouTube video shows my painting of a Lusitano horse and rider from the Portugese School of Equestrian Art in progressive stages



Online Shop for Mary Herbert’s Originals and Prints - now open

I’ve set up a web gallery where you can browse and buy pictures “off the peg” directly from the studio.  Easy online ordering and PayPal payment.  Visit Villa Gallery


Portrait portfolio pictures

My portrait portfolio galleries are full of commissioned paintings: take a look at the horses and dogs, as well as the cats, people, sketches and combined portraits.


Portfolio of Horse Portraits
Portfolio of Dog Portraits
People, Sketches, Combined Portraits



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