Horse Painter Florence Jardine-friggins Shares Her Story | Outlaw Kritters Gifts & Jewelry for Dog, Cat & Animal lovers.
October 12, 2015

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Horse Painter Florence Jardine-friggins Shares Her Story

Instagram is such a great venue for artists to showcase their work. For this week’s interview, we found artist Florence Jardine-friggens on Instagram. Her amazing horse portraits immediately caught our attention. We especially were drawn to her life-sized horse painting which appears later in the interview.

 

How do animals inspire your artwork?

I study zoology so I really love animals and I am fascinated by all aspects of their lives including their anatomy, I mostly have the pleasure of drawing people's pets which I thoroughly enjoy as capturing the individuality and personality of pets can be a real challenge. I am particularly drawn to the eyes of animals as I think they are so telling about the nature of that animal and trying to capture the animal’s spirit in their eyes is a challenge that I relish.

 

Horse sketch by Florence Jardine-friggins

What medium do you work in?

I work mostly in pen and pencil however I love doing oil paints when I get the chance.

 

dog sketch by Florence Jardine-friggins

How long have you been creating art?

For as long as I can remember I have been drawing, both my parents are artists so being creative was greatly encouraged in our household.

 

horse painting by Florence Jardine-friggins

Do you own or have you owned any pets?

Tell us about them I currently own two beautiful dumbo rats, Apollo and Hermes. They are cheeky little boys who love eating peanut butter and toast crusts.

 

horse painting by Florence Jardine-friggins

What is your favorite piece of artwork you've created and why?

I painted a 7 foot horse oil painting of a beautiful bay horse, which I thoroughly enjoyed painting as I love doing large paintings but rarely get the opportunity.

 

Florence Jardine-friggins with horse painting

 

Anything else you'd like to let us know about your artwork or yourself?

My love of science often comes into my art and my biggest inspiration is George Stubbs (1724 – 1806 English painter)in particular his anatomical studies of horses. I find anatomy really interesting and love looking at skulls and using this to help improve my drawings.

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