Exmoor Ponies


The end result is a triumph Katy, especially with what you had to work from.

Fantastic Katy, love their expressions.

Your perseverance has paid off Katy. You’ve created a seamless pairing of the two ponies, and with a back story in the painting of their journey from wild.....I won’t say to tame but rather, not so wild.

Your hard work has paid off Katy, fantastic job.

Lovely ponies, lovely drawing.

It's lovely Katy.

This has worked out really well, Katy - I especially like the top one with that windswept moorland feel to the background.

Super. really good

You have caught the character of these lovely horses so well Katy, well painted.

This is very special in the way you have expressed so strongly, the characters of the horses. Excellent work Katy.

Unmistakably Exmoor ponies! Lovely work

Thank you everyone for the fab comments, I did struggle with this for a while and only had a vague idea of what I wanted but am pleased with the result. Just a wee bit of tidying to do now.

Nicely done, Katy. I'm sure your friend must be pleased!

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Pastel on pastelmat. A commission for a friend. They have had the ponies as foals straight from the moor, the top one is still quite wild and the bottom one broken to ride now. Attempting to show the different characters with the wild one looking in from the moor and the tame one in a field, two pictures linked together.

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Katy Dean

I am an amateur artist. I started drawing in 1993 when my husband bought me a £2.50 book on how to draw. I had just lost my horse after 24 years and needed a distraction. I was earning my living, believe it or not, pressing flowers and selling my work at craft shows. In time I introduced a little…

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