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When animals show you how to be happy!

When animals show you how to be happy!
Bonjour everybody!When Coco and Eli, the two rescue donkeys from Caenhill Countryside centre are going back out after a few month spend in their winter pen away from the cold, the rain and the wind... Well, it goes bananas!! I think they are a perfect example of how we should enjoy our freedom to go outdoor, enjoy simple things,...
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Our new baby goat called Paris!

Our new baby goat called Paris!
Bonjour everybody!When you walk into the barn and hear "BAAAH" and you don't recognise the voice and suddenly a new little one shows her face! Welcome to the world Paris and welcome to Caenhill Countryside centre!There is something between her and I, she gets so calm as soon as I pick her up, I think we are going to be best friends. I want to spend...
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Cuthbert the goose first book coming up soon!

Cuthbert the goose first book coming up soon!
Bonjour everybody!Today Chris and I  are launching our very first book! We have been talking about it for about a year and even though the opportunities and the demand was there we never seem to find the time to do it! The present world circumstances pushed us toward making more virtual entertainment and the idea came up to do and au...
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Our rescue Guinea pigs.

Our rescue Guinea pigs.
Bonjour everybody!Our four new team members have arrived! We now have our Guinea pains: Marshmallow, Cinnamon, Butterscotch and Liquorice!I am posing with Butterscotch on the right hand side photo and introducing Marshmallow on the video below.Strawberries are an occasional treat for them and I thought it would give me ideas for new paint...
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When your pet portrait makes you smile.

When your pet portrait makes you smile.
Bonjour everybody!I just love the photos that my clients send me of their artwork framed such as this one on the right.When I visualise a pet portrait in my mind, I am always asking myself: what is the first feeling that I would like people feel when they first look at the artwork, then I decide where I want the focus to be, colours, details.The ey...
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Welcoming rescue rabbits to the project.

Welcoming rescue rabbits to the project.
Bonjour everybody!Here I am with one of our lovely rescue rabbit who had been brought is about 10 minutes before this picture and the video below were taken. They were stressed and agitated like most animals who comes to us are at first but it was amazing as as soon as they were with me they calm down, sometime you could wonder if animals have...
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Mouse and Strawberry painting!

Mouse and Strawberry painting!
Bonjour everybody!I have painted many little mice with fruits or doing funny things as when I happen to meet one, there is always a story creating itself in my head!Chris and I were filling up a couple of bucket with fruits for Marlene the pig when a little mouse appeared eating one of Marlene strawberry! I am sure Marlene didn't mind but this stay...
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Margot the baby goat!

Margot the baby goat!
Bonjour everybody!Babies are very much taking most of our time at Caenhill countryside centre and we love it!Here is a picture of Margot the little kid goat, she is already so mischievous I can tell she is going to have a very strong personality!I am amazed how well they all get one with other goats and lambs, it's like a big family gathering ...
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Farm Rush Hour!

Farm Rush Hour!
Bonjour everybody!I can't go any longer without talking about the rush hour!!The morning farm habit has gone viral about a year ago and is putting a smile on people's face all around the world thanks to Chris who is literally giving a voice to each animals, the most famous is of course Cuthbert the goose!I have painting many Rush hours and decided ...
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Commissions taken!

Commissions taken!
Bonjour everybody!This gorgeous girl is called Bella, I love the way she looks up, it seems she is thinking about the future, maybe her next walk or her next treat!When it come to the composition of each artwork, I always focus on the eyes as it is the way we, as human, communicate with our lovely pets. By doing this, I draw your eyes to ...
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Triplets Lambs Painting and their story.

Triplets Lambs Painting and their story.
Bonjour everybody!Here I am this morning! In Devizes Shambles with our lambs triplets shown off on the main easel!The triplets are actually orphans, we have the boy called Bob, and the 2 girls Rachel and Louise. They have been brought to Caenhill Countryside centre when they were only 10 days old, their mum died and the farmer thought it would...
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Painting process.

Painting process.
Bonjour everybody!My painting process is very similar for each painting.I do photographs a lot whether it is at the farm or when out or travelling, photographs are the foundation of my work but so is observation: how does the subject move, how does the light falls onto it and what colour and reflection does it create.On the right hand side is ...
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Greeting Cards.

Greeting Cards.
Bonjour everybody!What a delight to be able to present my new greeting card, this little squirrel painting has a story:I was painting it in Devizes shambles where I trade regularly on Thursdays and a lady bought it when it was not even finished, then another couple saw me painting it a bit later on, since it was sold they commissioned me ...
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#Caturday

#Caturday
Bonjour everybody!The very popular #caturday is going to flood the world of social media very soon and rightly so! I do believe that cats deserve their weekly tradition of posting and Saturdays are the best days as we are all feeling exited by the weekend coming, nothing better than to put you in the mood with cats pictures!Smudge fr...
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Orphan triplets lambs have arrived!

Orphan triplets lambs have arrived!
It was good to be able to help with our three new orphan lambs that arrived at the farm from a local farmer. Sadly their mother died and he need help with their feeding. We will of course keep them and they will become part of our flock. The male is called  Bob.  I hope in time to paint them, if interested in a painting of any of our...
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My good friend Cuthbert the Goose

 Cuthbert the goose is a very famous goose and is part of the animal team at the Caenhil Countryside Centre.  I am a trustee and I get inspired with the animals at the farm, many of which I paint. You can order prints of the farm animals including Cuthbert the Goose by visiting my shop.It looks like Cuthbert missed Caroline as well. I won...
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