Catherine Clark Dowden

Portrait, Equine And Animal Artist

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Looking for the Gate

Looking for the Gate

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in |

Capturing the speed and agility of horse,rider and beast in a mixed media painting . Looking for the Gate was a challenging painting as I really wanted to depict the agility of both the horse and rider, and the beast! I used a lot of textures from writing into the undercoat to sticking sand and grit to the surface to create the dust flying from the...

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Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in |

Nothing more beautiful than daydreaming the day away in a big green field…. Daydreaming is a charcoal drawing on a gesso wooden panel 46cm x 61cm. Depicting a beautiful foal enjoying the sunshine and daydreaming the day away,without a care in the world. Mum is close by so feeling safe and secure …how gorgeous is that . This is FOR SALE, so...

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Campdraft – Commission

Campdraft – Commission

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in |

This painting was a joy to paint with all the gorgeous colours within it. It now hangs with pride in their house. It depicts the total focus of both the horse and rider just before an event.

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A Mothers Love

A Mothers Love

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in |

Entitled ‘A Mothers Love’, I think you can actually feel the love between the mare and her foal. This artwork was the result of me trying a few new options using plywood,bass wood, MDF boards. I was trying to see if I could somehow draw with charcoal simply on a painted smooth surface …and bingo this happened! I am so happy with the...

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Hello Old Friend

Hello Old Friend

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in |

Hello Old Friend is beautiful in the way it captures the meeting of two horses, a moment between two old friends meeting after a lifetime apart. I have had people comment that it reminds them of two old guys seeing each other for the first after a life time of hardship apart! I just love that it evokes such emotions in the viewer and I am so very proud of...

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From The Shadows

From The Shadows

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in |

This is a painting that just amazed me !…I was looking to try something a little different and began to play with charcoal,pastel,water and pastel paper. what happened next I’m not sure…I know I wasn’t getting anywhere and then spotted a bottle of Atelier Free Flow paint,which is runny paint for fine work! I just started seeing what...

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Cambio

Cambio

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in |

A mixed media painting of A Beautiful Andalusion horse named Cambio in France. I was privileged to sponsor a very talented photographer from USA Karen Broemmelsick follow her dream and go over to France to photograph beautiful horses. In return we got to choose an image from her returning portfolio that became our own and this was my choice. The painting...

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