About Snowy Pheasant
Snowy Pheasant Illustration was born in 2012 to indulge in my love of drawing, illustrating and painting, all manner of things from wildlife to architecture. From what started as a few projects to keep me creatively busy at home whilst having children, it has grown into something much bigger than expected, as the inspiration of living in rural South Oxfordshire continues to come thick and fast.
I paint in my studio at home overlooking fields and the Oxfordshire Ridgeway, which I share with my husband and two little girls, who also love to draw. My studio is now stuffed full of prints, cushions, fabric and a ridiculous amount of packaging. Every spare moment I have between school runs and tidying up, is spent painting, designing, sewing and 'trying' to run the business side of things.
I take great pride in the fact that everything I make is completely painted or designed by me, and printed fairly locally in the UK. Artwork and cards are printed in Somerset, my potters are in Kent and the fabric is printed in Scotland. Everything comes back to me for sewing, or packaging and tying up with pretty ribbons. All the lovely people I use are small family run businesses which makes working with them such a pleasure. If you buy products from here, please know that you have helped to support a few little businesses for which it makes a big difference.
As well as any wildlife depiction and landscapes, I still do architectural drawings, taking on house portraits by commission. I exhibit occasionally at local art fairs and sell online. I sell at local farm shops who share the same ethos, of selling produce from local craftspeople and makers. I hope that you enjoy browsing, gain lots of inspiration for presents and perhaps bring a little of the countryside into your own home.
Why the pheasant? I’ve just been drawn in by the vibrant colours and the plain sheer lunacy of them. To me they epitomise country living and the lifestyle to which I hope to be accustomed to!
Thank you for visiting! Anne-Marie