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...

 

British Horse Society Christmas Card 2014

I was approached earlier this year by the BHS who asked if I would paint their 2014 Christmas card. Of course I said yes! The card shows three rescue ponies who are the faces of an appeal by the charity to address the problem of abandoned horses and ponies in the UK.  Read more about their stories here.  Proceeds from the cards sold and the original artwork will go directly to help the campaign.  Click the following links to buy: Large cards (5 for 10) - Small cards (3.50 for 10)

 

British Horse Society Christmas card 2014 by Mary Herbert


Another pastel article for The Artist magazine

The October issue of the Artist mag is out now, featuring my practical article on Realistic Textures in Pastel Pencil. A follow-up to September's 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


Peoples’ Choice Award at Society of Equestrian Artists exhibition

Huge thanks to everyone who voted for my donkey painting, “Cuddle Monsters” at the SEA annual exhibition at the Mall galleries, London in September.  I’m very proud indeed that this painting won the prize for the most popular artwork chosen by members of the public; it means a great deal to me that visitors to the show enjoyed my work.

 

Society of Equestrian Artists award for Mary Herbert's "Cuddle Monsters"


Article on colour in pastel for The Artist magazine

The September issue of The Artist magazine is now on the shelves, featuring 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

 


Learn My Art Secrets!

I’m now taking bookings for courses and workshops where you can learn pastel and animal drawing techniques.  Visit www.pasteltutor.com for more info and to book your place. Only very limited places remaining for 2014 but I also offer private tuition for individuals or pairs.

 

art tuition by Mary Herbert


IJF Christmas card and calendar

Along with other members of the Society of Equestrian Artists, I’ve donated a brand new image to the Injured Jockeys Fund 2014 calendar (mine is September) which was selected in a competition this autumn.  I’m also very proud to have been chosen to paint their card for Christmas this year.  Both items are very important for the IJF’s fundraising and can be purchased at their online shop.

 

IJF Xmas card & calendar images by Mary Herbert

Christmas items by Mary Herbert for the Injured Jockey's Fund


 

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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