Welcome To Shelaghs Animal Portraits

After 25 years illustrating books for children, using pencils and bright watercolors, I rediscovered my passion of using charcoal whilst offering a helping hand on my sister’s farm.

I was captivated by the huge Sussex cattle, Large White pigs and Scottish Blackface sheep. I began to study the animals and sketch with the charcoal and  ‘Against the Grain’ my debut collection of charcoal drawings was born. Now I am commissioned to not only draw farm animals but race horses and all breeds of dogs too!

I would be delighted to hear from you if you have any commission ideas you would like to discuss.

I have signed, framed, limited-edition prints available to buy with free p&p.

I still love illustrating books for children; you can see my illustration page by clicking on the link below.

Shelagh McNicolas

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