Some two years ago – I met a lady called Diane Huxley. I was out with the dog, and my camera, and we fell to talking, as you do. She told me that she was a local artist, who painted animals – mostly pets, and was looking to paint more birds; but was having some small difficulty getting good images to paint from.
After some further talk, I said that I would send her some of my bird images for her to look at, which I did – and then – to my embarrassment, forgot all about it…..
Fast forward those 24 odd months, and she sent me an email to say that two pictures had been completed. I’ve been trying to track down the original photo files, and have only found one (though I’ve not looked on my backup drives yet to be honest)
Here’s the first, of a heron, taken at Reddish Vale Country Park
I did also send her a photograph of a white tailed fish eagle, taken at our local bird of prey centre – and whilst I have photographed this particular bird on a number of occasions, I can’t quite track down the original file – I’ll post it when I can – but in the meantime here is her wonderful painting.
Diane has her own website – http://www.animal-portrait.co.uk/
The detail is amazing, and the paintings attest to her great talent. Have a look at her site – she comes highly recommended.