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 specialising 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

Originally from Leicestershire, I’m now based in Ceredigion, West Wales but I maintain my connections in the Midlands and regularly travel to there and to this side of England.

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...


Ceredigion Art Trail

I’m opening to the public for the Art Trail in August 2017.  There will be a large number of original artworks for sale direct from my studio at discounted prices only for the duration of the Art Trail. Open days: August 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, 28th 11am-5.30pm (other dates/times by appointment). Please click here for further information.

Ceredigion Art Trail

Visitors’ Choice Award at Newmarket

Thank you very much to everyone who voted for ‘Crescent Moon’ at the Society of Equestrian Artists’ Annual Exhibition at Palace House in Newmarket. It’s only gone and won the Visitors’ Choice Award!  Yippee!  The original pastel painting is now for sale direct from the studio - contact me if interested


Crescent Moon by Mary Herbert

Video of Cat’s eye in Pastel Close Up

I’ve had some requests to make a close-up video which shows my technique, so here’s a short demo of an enlarged view of a cat’s eye


Video of Grey Arabian Horse pastel painting in progress

another time lapse video



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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