pastel portrait of a dog by Nancy Smyth

Expressive Animal Portraits by Nancy Smyth I Artsy Shark

Artist Nancy Smyth works by using pastel and watercolor to seize the expressions and personalities of her topics in great detail. Come across much more of her pleasant art on pay a visit to her site.


pastel portrait of a dog by Nancy Smyth

“Take Me Home…With You” pastel, 16″ x 12″


I commenced drawing when I was extremely young. My mom advised me that I would sit quietly for hours, eaten with coloring and drawing at the kitchen area desk. Quick ahead into adulthood, I am at the time again at my kitchen area desk building pastel paintings of my favored subjects—animals.


pastel horse portrait by Nancy Smyth

“Frankie” pastel, 16″ x 20″


Two passions of mine are owning horses and dogs in my life and developing artwork. When pet ownership has been a regular element of my everyday living due to the fact childhood and I received my to start with horse in my teens as my high school graduation gift, they are nonetheless an integral section of my lifestyle currently.


pastel dog portrait by Nancy Smyth

“Remy” pastel, 16″ x 12″


This has provided me fingers on contact with my topics. I can research their expressions, nuances and one of a kind characteristics—invaluable in the creation of my art.


pastel portrait of a boy and his horse by Nancy Smyth

“Before The Storm” pastel, 18″ x 18″


Because of my relationship to these superb creatures, I have fulfilled like-minded folks who have become lifelong pals. Also, when I am unable to experience or be about my horse and buddies, developing my art can assistance me remain related to that portion of my everyday living.


figurative and dog pastel portrait by Nancy Smyth

“Devotion” pastel, 17″ x 16″


Like the art earth, horse and pet owners’ communities are a large gathering of men and women from unique backgrounds, all sharing the exact enthusiasm.


horse pastel portrait by Nancy Smyth

“Salt River Grazing” watercolor, 16″ x 20″


I adore to check out new points and the obstacle of studying to use different mediums fulfills that need to have. I study articles by artists whose operate I admire and study their artwork to choose up practical pointers.


pastel dog portrait by Nancy Smyth

“Pearl” pastel, 20″ x 16″


Entering competitions also pushes me to discover to hone my craft. I am largely a pastelist who focuses on animals, but I am difficult myself to use acrylics, watercolor and oils and incorporating men and women and landscapes in my artwork.


pastel fox portrait by Nancy Smyth

“A Ray Of Sunshine” Pastel, 12″ x 18″


My experienced artwork profession began afterwards in lifetime as I worked in the corporate earth for a long time. During that time, I seemed ahead to when I would commence my journey as an artist. That time is now.


pastel horse portrait by Nancy Smyth

“Waiting” pastel, 16″ x 20″


No matter if the piece is slated for my portfolio or is a commissioned portrait of someone’s beloved pet, I try to portray not only a reasonable rendering but also seize its uniqueness. This creates a unforgettable expertise for the viewer.


pastel horse portrait by Nancy Smyth

“The Following Bath” pastel, 37″ x 29″


When I was in faculty, a professor advised me that I need to not do artwork with animals as the subject matter. But I understood deep down that this was what I preferred to do, and I’m so happy I adopted my coronary heart and ventured down this route. I will proceed to study not only for my advancement as an artist, but to make artwork that resonates with my collectors. I enjoy to make individuals pleased. What better way to do this than as a result of my art?


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