professional artist specialising in animal portraits.

Herdwick Shee with Glasses
Herdwick Shee with Glasses

Jo McGrath Artist

I live at Yew Tree Farm, Coniston, with my husband Jon Watson, where we farm our 800 + 1,000 (mentions 800 plus in another section?) Herdwick sheep and 30 Belted Galloway Cows, as well as various other assorted animals.

I’m a professional artist, specialising in animal paintings, much like Yew tree Farm’s former owner Beatrix Potter.

I work in a loose style with charcoal, watercolour, pastels and local pigments, often using my own animals as subjects. I work from photos and from life, taking great pleasure in identifying and capturing the essence of an animal’s personality and character.

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