We're delighted that Rachael Anne White has agreed to be interviewed for Ponyhour's Equine Artist of The Month.
Cheltenham born Rachael has been drawing endlessly since she was about 4 years old, she liked to give her drawings of horses and ships to her teachers.
I’m an a self taught artist, playing with the different mediums is how I’ve developed my style. Now living in the Cheltenham countryside I’ve painted scenery pictures and of course animals-which are my favourite obviously! I work in mainly pastels and oils but also whatever medium a client wants. At the moment I am working on two racehorses, one called Paisley Park and the other is called Thesis (racehorse of the 90’s).
How did you decide to become an artist?
I decided to become an artist when I saw in the magazine The Shooting Gazette and advertisement for pet portraits-I thought, I could do that, I think!
What's the best advise you've been given as an artist?
The best advise I was given from an artist is don’t overwork a picture which is easily done!
What do you do when you are not creating?
When I’m not doing commission work, I transfer cine films to dvd/usb which is like old fashioned camcorder tapes.
What are your work and life goals for the future?
My goals are to get enough clients through word of mouth so that I can make it a full time job!
Where can we find your work?
You can find my work on Twitter and Instagram: @Rawportraitart
Also on Facebook as Raw Portrait Art and I have a website http://rawportraitart.co.uk/