If you would like to commission a portrait of your four footed friend for yourself, or as a gift, but are looking for something a little different we have just the thing. A beautiful Pen & Ink work, drawn especially for you on a vintage book page. A perfect gift for someone who loves nostalgia and the combination of old with new. Why not pair a portrait with a Horseshoe Heart made from your or their own horseshoes for a most thoughtful and touching gift.
Whether it’s your horse, dog, cat or something else we can produce a unique, original piece from a reference photo you supply.
Vintage book pages
We are avid book worms and love nothing more than a browse through second hand stores. On doing so we noticed titles such as pony stories, shakespeare and quote compilations crop up time and again. Rather than going unsold and eventually pulped (having worked as a bookseller for a number of years this really does happen even with more recent titles) we decided to give them a new life and dimension, in a similar way we do with the horseshoes – to create something unique, precious and personal from something old.
We never, ever use rare books. The ones we use are have found in charity shops or are readily available in many second hand shops either in store or online.
What page will my drawing be made on?
If you have a specific title in mind please do get in touch an ask, if you do not specify we will use either a pony book or vintage quote book page, whichever works best for the size portrait you have selected.
If you would like us to source a particular title, we can always try. But as previously stated we won’t work on rare titles. Please do fill in the contact form if you would like to discuss this, or to enquire if I have a particular title.
What reference photos do you need?
What we need from you is a clear, good focus image or images.
You can email photos to us firstname.lastname@example.org
As a general rule, if it isn’t an image you’d love to have framed then it probably isn’t an image that would work well as a drawing. If you are unsure we are happy to discuss a variety of images if you can’t decide.
All portraits will arrive with you in a cream or white mount, with backboard, wrapped in cellophane, ready for a frame of your choice. The images on this listing are examples of my previous works. Some as commissions for previous clients or some that are for sale as original pieces.