About us ... Please allow us to introduce you to our specialist team of artist/photographers:
Gill Fox BA(hons) FIBS PGCE
Gill was born in the North East and moved to Norfolk in her teens. The daughter of a renowned watercolour artist, it could be assumed that she would have taken more than a passing interest in painting.
Although winning childhood prizes in art competitions, she chose to follow a career in science and teaching, her true calling only becoming apparent when she suffered a serious illness in 2009 and started painting as part of her convalescence.
Whilst Gill has no formal art education, she is has undertaken workshops held by leading artists and is developing this side of her art to include holding workshops of her own.
At present equine commissions are completed in either acrylic or gouache. But Gill is extending her repertoire to include other media.
Gill’s art can be seen in her studio which is based at Art and Soul, Padiham, Lancashire.
Professional Memberships: Association of Animal Artists (member) Professional Associate member of the SAA Haworth Artists Network (member)
E J Lazenby BA(hons) ASEA QTFE(2)
The adoration of animals, particularly horses from the age of five started her love of drawing and painting animals. At Newcastle University she studied under Andrew McLaren and John Peace, developing her style rooted in tradition technique, correct proportion and accurate representation.
Jane regularly judges at dressage and riding club events throughout Yorkshire and is now an Accredited FHAGBI Showing Judge (provisional).
Jane has exhibited across the UK and in London, New York and Dubai with work is also included in the private collections of prominent figures within the equestrian world and a smattering of Royalty. Jane is inspired by the effects of light playing over form and the athleticism and grace of her subjects. She is an enthusiastic, inspiring demonstrator and experienced tutor teaching at many levels with over 20 years experience within the Adult Education sector. Jane demonstrates extensively for the online artist's educational company Arttutor.com and is their resident expert in animals, life drawing, acrylic painting and coloured pencil drawing.
Professional Memberships: Association of Animal Artists (member ) The Society of Equestrian Artists (Associate member) French art and conservation group, Aranima Professional Associate member of the SAA Pennine Artists founder member Qualified to teach in Further Education