Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

Every Picture tells a story – paintings of realistic and stylised animals


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#EGLR Festive Gifts and Art for Sale

The #EGLR (Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue) event went well, a framed print of Moongazing Hare was sold along with my Peekaboo Owlets and some cards too. Having these beautiful dogs with their owners at an event like this meant it was more like a meeting place and a place for Festive Gifts; it was such a great atmosphere.

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Slate Heart Art Peekaboo Owlets

Painting of a Moongazing Hare with a gold leaf moon by artist Diane Young of Manic Illustrations Stroud

Moongazing Hare

Festive Fayre in aid of Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue –

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#EGLR charity event – Prints and Paintings for sale

Painting of a hare for the EGLR event in Stonehouse.

At last some work is in progress!  There will prints of this hare and greyhound on sale alongside lots of other sellers at an event on Sunday 4th November 2018 at Stonehouse Community Centre in aid of Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue.  See their facebook page here .

Greyhound painting by artist Diane Young for EGLR charity event


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Commission Your #Dog as a Stylised Character – #Pet Portraits with Flair

Do you think that you might like to commission a painting of your pet? It may or may not be a dog as featured here; any animal will do for an artist interested in animals! Perhaps a realistic portrait is what you are looking for?   Look no further as I can do realistic paintings of animals including dogs just like this one of Fred the spaniel….

A painting of a dog portrait by artist Diane Young

Fred Spaniel Commission

BUT……….what if you want something a bit different?  I have found over time  that there are people out there who like their pets adapted into characters of themselves.  This is where I get the chance to set up a scene based on your idea of your pet with all its’ attributes.

One such commission seen below was based on a dog who was a stray that was adopted into the family. This painting  is the end result of the dialogue between the lady commissioning the painting and myself.  The storyline is that the stray English Pointer arrived at this National Heritage Castle that they managed during Christmas time looking rather forlorn and neglected.  Subsequently he became a very happy family pet.

Commission of an English Pointer painting with gold leaf by artist Diane Young of Manic Illustrations Stroud

Pointer Commission

My latest commission seen below follows on from this with two stylised dog characters, an older staffy type and a young chicken-chasing dachshund cross.  All the characters and the rainbow were requested by the customer.  All details are discussed by email or phone if preferred.  After much discussion emails are sent to the customer with the final composition as a sketch.  And later with the final painting.  It is so rewarding to part with a finished piece to another satisfied customer.

Painting of a stylised character dog pet portrait and some chickens and ducks by artist Diane Young of Stroud

There are many examples on my illustration style gallery here.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch, let’s have a conversation about what you have in mind and I am sure that I could come up with suggestions to get us started on that very original painting.

email me : diane@manicillustrations.com