I first started painting on my first day at school. My Dad was recovering from knee surgery and walked me to my infants class a) ‘cos he is a softy :0) and b) for the exercise.
I couldn’t wait to go especially when I walked in and saw the paints on the table. I sat right down and started painting flowers…meanwhile my Dad went home in floods of tears! Bless.

Now I am a pet portrait artist, largly self-taught, although I did attend art college, and I mainly work in pastels. Occasionally I work in Acrylics or Artisan oils, pencil or watercolour. I love the challenge of getting the expression just right or the the fur to feel like you could sink your fingers into it.

If you’de like to get in touch, you can catch me on bubblemail or info@jilltisbury.co.uk, or visit my website:
www.jilltisbury.co.uk

  • Joined: August 2009

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William the Bengal kitten

Thought you might like to see a few step by steps on here a`s they seem to be very popular on my blog and other forums… / This was a commission for a study of a Bengal kitten who has since gone on to win many championships in UK cat shows. You can see why, he is very beautiful: / The piece is pastel pencil on velour and is 50 cm x 40cm / Here are the original shots: / Once I had worked out…
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