Graphite Portraits

A4 Graphite Drawing (Maisey 2015)

A4 Graphite Drawing (Maisey 2015)

I posted this portrait I did of my dog on my Facebook page in April 2015 – The response I got was amazing. I had only decided to get the pencils out again as it had been many years since I did my last pencil drawing. Due to the remarkable response, I have decided to offer graphite pencil drawings for pet portraits.

I am yet to update my gallery and advertise these drawings but there will be a fantastic introductory offer available while I build up my portfolio.

I will also be adding some wildlife graphite portraits to my collection ready for my exhibition in May 2016.

I say it a lot – but thank you to everyone who commissions portraits from me. It’s greatly appreciated and a massive privilege.

I won!!!


My tiger cub painting received the most votes in the competition I entered at my local gallery, Ace Framing and Art Gallery. I want to thank everyone who spared their time to go and vote for me. I really appreciate all your support.

Winning the competition has given me a massive opportunity as part of the prize is to have my own exhibition at the gallery! I will keep posting updates on my Facebook page when I know more on dates etc.

Now to crack on with my wildlife portfolio. Anybody who would like to purchase any of my work please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks again 🙂

My First Competition!

Hi guys, I’ve been a bit quiet on here this month as I have been fully booked with Christmas commissions and very excitedly getting ready for my first art competition!

I have submitted these 2 wildlife paintings at a local gallery Ace Frami…ng & Art Gallery at the Commercial Centre in Andover. The painting with the most votes wins! The competition begins on Monday 1st December and the winner will be announced on the 27th December.

I will be very very grateful to anyone who visits the gallery and votes for my artwork. The winner gets space in the gallery for an exhibition of their own in 2015 which would be amazing .

Thanks for everyone’s support! See More

Cheetah compTiger Cub Comp

Tiger Cub 8″ x 10″

Tiger cub stage 1

Here’s something I started working on this weekend. This photograph was taken once I had finished the first layer. At this stage I am just blocking in the main colours and once dry I can then begin to build up the layers and add all the fine detail.

Thanks to David Stribbling for the brilliant reference photograph.

On my easel: Cheetah

Cheetah close stage 1

Stage 1: I’m applying the base colours at the moment which provides depth when I begin to add the detail on later stages.

I’m really enjoying painting the closer faced shot and might have to do a few more after this one is finished!

I will post regular updates of the progress over the coming weeks.