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Paint Wildlife & Pet Portraits in Pastels

Nelly Small

Learn to paint wildlife or pet portraits with Anna Kirrage who has many years experience in pastels and is a self taught artist and specialises in wildlife and pet portraits. All abilities welcome. Anna runs her courses from her studio in Rocheser, Kent. 

You will learn to paint from photographs and reference material wildlife animals, your pet or any other animal portrait. Anna will guide you through the process of getting the proportions to the eyes and the expressions that make each portrait special.

In fact the tiger shown here was produced by Gill Clark in Pastels, one of her students, who had never painted a wildlife portrait before. 

For details of the holiday including prices please contact Anna Kirrage directly at mentioning Cheddar Gallery when you call.

Anna also does commissions of your pet or favourite animal - and she does people too!
Anna Kirrage

Anna was born in Surrey in 1960 and has always enjoyed drawing but never explored painting until her early 30's. She lives in Kent but is much happier in the open countryside, mountains, coast or moorland.

She has been painting animal and children's portraits for family and friends for many years now, being inspired initially by her own dogs, who are featured in the Pets Gallery. She feels her love of animals, in particular dogs, shows in her paintings.

Anna has experimented with most media and has settled on pastel and acrylic mostly, although she can work in other media: pencil, oil or watercolour. The finest quality paints and materials are used in the finished paintings and every care is taken to ensure a good likeness is achieved in portraits.

She has a keen interest in painting in the style of the impressionists and in particular Monet and has studied his work and painted "in his style" for some time now too.