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I am a part-time pet portrait and wildlife artist living in the deep dark forest between the Royal Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and the Welsh border. A beautiful and inspiring place to live and create pet portraits and wildlife art.
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Thursday, 31 July 2008

Pet Portraits and Forestry!!!

Back at work this week at the Forestry Commission and my first job was brush cutting on the hottest day of the year. I worked with Rusty the springer spaniel and his owner Dave on Monday. I have only recently been trained to use a brush cutter and clearing saw so I now need to practice but it was hot work!!! Rusty had the right idea and went for a paddle in the water with Dave and then sat on me in the truck, what a good dog!

Then things got back to normal and I rejoined the tariff team at Red Marley out past Newent, Gloucestershire. We are working a research plot at the moment so everything is planted in perfect rows but there is a lot of bramble so it gets a bit painful and I always trip up. See us hard at work below.

What a motley crew we are.



I've also taken delivery of some printed t-shirts with a couple of pet portraits on and all of my contact details so I'll be a walking advert from now on. I intend to wear them at all the vintage tractor and steam rallies we go to so see if you can spot me. I also won second place for 'best in show' displaying with the WGAS at Staunton with my portrait of Kaitlin so well done Kaitlin!!!

I've yet to complete Mickey the springer's pet portrait, it's almost finished but it was very difficult to see his tail and I did infact not draw it correctly, luckily Terry and Lorraine who owned Mickey are sending me some more photos showing his tail so I can complete it for them.

...And back on the farm, we have taken delivery of 10 more warren hens who were originally from a deep litter farm so they will now have full run of the garden and hopefully lay us lots of eggs. We've also managed to hatch 11 muscovy ducklings and about another half dozen chicks so it's a bit manic at the moment... and so I'll be very busy until next time...



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