Bay Traditional, Acrylic My first acrylic painting! I’ve tried this medium a few times but never clicked with it, I tried again recently and think I’ve finally got the hang of it. Art © Shannagh-leigh Reference: Items used: Canvas board, liquitex basics acrylic Share


Glee noun 1. open delight or pleasure; exultant joy; exultation. (Traditional, watercolour) This portrait is one that is so important to me I’ve had this incredible pup over 7 years and its about time she had her own portrait that really represented her. This is the first portrait I’ve ever done in this style so […]

Calf Portrait

Calf portrait Traditional, graphite I absolutely adore cows so when I saw the reference photo of the calf I was so inspired! I haven’t used graphite in a very long time as I’ve never been much of a fan of the medium but I’ve been converted. Art © Shannagh-leigh Reference: supplied by Hanne Krumwiede Items […]

Arabian Foal

Arabian Foal Digital I drew this a while ago based on a fictional character and really loved the outcome Art © Shannagh-leigh Reference: Items used: Photoshop CS6 & cintiq 13HD Share


  Hugo Traditional, coloured pencil Last of the Christmas collection for 2016, Hugo is owned by my lovely Auntie​. The first portrait with a uniform and the first done using water as a blender for my coloured pencils, but I’m really pleased with the outcome Art © Shannagh-leigh Reference: my own Items used: Strathmore toned […]

Miniature Bunny

  Miniature Bunny Traditional, watercolour My first ever miniature painting, I’ve always loved these so I definitely want to try and do more in the future. This piece measured out less than 1.5cm tall and about 1.5cm wide 1p for scale Art © Shannagh-leigh Reference: Items used: Daler rowney aquafine (hot pressed) & caran […]


My name is Shannagh-leigh, I”m a qualified fine artist with years of experience. I work traditionally and digitally both on paper and the more modern digital medium. I specialise in creating fine art custom portraiture illustrations from your photographs. I try to capture the spirit and personality of each subject in every drawing capturing their […]

Late Bloomers

Traditional, coloured pencil Spring inspired coloured pencil illustration based off the theme of “new life” hope you enjoy it. Original priced at £200 (inc postage and packaging) Art © Shannagh-leigh Reference: Items used: Brown sugar paper 8.3 x 11.7 inches with Caran D’ache supracolor pencils Share