So over the course of the next few months, I will be featuring some pretty awesome people who like me love animals. Today’s feature is the superbly talented animal artist Katy Ferrari based in the East Midlands. Her work is just incredible but don’t take my word for it, go check her out at www.katyferrari.com
I’ve known Katy for a good few years now and have photographed all her beautiful Welsh Collies and every session has been great. Her dogs have been wonderful and all three extremely photogenic and full of action. One photoshoot (the first one ever) even saw me get thigh high into the reservoir to capture a flying collie. A couple of years later, I got the opportunity to photograph her new puppy, Noodle last summer when she was just 16-20 weeks old I believe.
So I asked Katy how and when she developed this amazing artistic talent and how that has since progressed into a business for her.
Katy: I have always had a love for drawing, it’s all I wanted to do from the moment I could hold a pencil, I spent all my preschool time at my easel! My first school report age 5 says “Katy is showing an artistic talent”.
I got 98% in my GCSE art exam at school but chose not to go to art college as all i wanted to do was draw animals do I completed a degree in equine studies and worked with horses.
I have drawn portraits as a hobby and a side line alongside full time work since 1996. Having had a keen interest in horses since my first riding lesson at 5 years old, horses are the main subject of my work with dogs a close second.
Initially I worked with watercolour and gouache paints. over time I have tried different mediums and moved on to acrylic paint and graphite pencil. Just over 18 months ago I gave colour pencil and try and I love it!
Art has been a lifelong passion and it’s now time to take this up full time.
Here are some beautiful examples that Katy has shared with me to feature on this post:-
So if you’re thinking of having a portrait done of your fur baby, then get in touch with Katy. You won’t be disappointed! 🙂 x