Artwork for Cathy Jefferies
'Diesel' Acrylic on canvas
'Indy and Ludo' Acrylic on canvas
Late Afternoon, Acrylic on paper
Sunset, Weston Beggard. Acrylic on canvas
Hopyard, Acrylic on paper
Sheep in the Hollow, Acrylic on paper
The Lane, Acrylic on paper
The Golden Hour, Acrylic on paper
I paint horses and dogs in acrylics, water soluble oils or soft pastel, mainly as commissions. I strive to capture the character and soul of the animal, particularly as many are beloved pets which have passed away. It is so rewarding to present the client with the finished work, which they can treasure forever. I also paint images of my local landscape, and am particularly drawn to the visual contrasts of light and shadow. The Herefordshire countryside is beautiful and varied, and I find inspiration in the way the landscape changes through the seasons. To me the atmosphere of a scene or view is as important as the image itself.
The best thing to me about being an artist is having the freedom to express and interpret what I see in front of me, and transfer that onto canvas.
Cathy Jefferies Art, Cathy Jefferies Equestrian Art
I am completely self taught, apart from O level art in the 1970's! I spend lots of time studying other artists' processes and am greatly inspired by seeing the work of others.
Friends of Waresley Church (Cambridgeshire) Local Artist's Exhibition
Society of Equestrian Artists Summer Exhibition, Newmarket.
Work can be purchased through my website, http://www.cathyjefferiesart.co.uk