Elizabeth Hough

Acrylics, Pastels, Pencils, Mixed, Charcoal
Wildlife, Domestic Animals
Wales, W, M

I'm Elizabeth Hough - I am an animal portrait artist based in Mid Wales. I have a lifetime's love for art and animals and I combine them to produce personalised portraits in pastels primarily, but sometimes perform portraits in acrylics, pencil crayon, graphite and charcoal. I love to capture the animals's expression, essence and personality within my work. My artistic background was in Graphic Design until the age of 18. I decided to 'take the reins once more', go part-time in my nursing career and recapture my artistic side… the result is numerous portrait commissions and a greater understanding and experience about the portrait process. The following are what type of presentation I can offer to your art group/society:

I undertake a short presentation (2 hours) - within that I have a power point presentation undertaken (45 minutes) and the remaining time is for a short demonstration of my work.

I also offer a short demonstration of my work - completing a portrait in 2 to 2 1/2 hours in pastel from start to finish. I like to be asked questions during this time and it is very much a two-way process!

I tutor/guide workshops (for all artistic abilities- all day workshops). In these workshops I discuss and demonstrate all aspects of the portrait: good photographic hints/tips, the animal's pose, choice of pastel/pastel paper, how I work in pastel, backgrounds and finally to give informal, one to one (if possible) guidance of how to capture your animal/pet of choice on paper! I like to cater for every need and can provide pastels for use on the day and paper (for sale).

I can perform portraits of people too - just ask for more details!

I am able to travel to Wales (The whole of Wales) The South West - Devon, Dorset,Somerset, Bristol/Avon/Gloucestershire The West Midlands Staffordshire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Derbyshire also. Cheshire, Wirral and Shropshire