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'The Cow's Nose' Artwork - Behind the Scenes

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Fun and colourful cow artwork ‘The Cow’s Nose’…

 ‘The Cow’s Nose’ artwork by Lotti Brown

‘The Cow’s Nose’ artwork by Lotti Brown

Say ‘hello’ to beautiful Agnes, a really lovely cow who I met and photographed a few years ago (actually on my birthday!)… she’s sweet isn’t she..?

 Hello ‘Agnes’ - a lovely black and white cow from Yorkshire

Hello ‘Agnes’ - a lovely black and white cow from Yorkshire

 My ‘moo-se’ (muse!)

My ‘moo-se’ (muse!)

When I came across the photos unexpectedly on my computer, recently, I knew I just had to create an artwork for her…

 Detail from my cow art

Detail from my cow art

Behind the Scenes of ‘The Cow’s Nose’ artwork

Take a look at how I created my lovely cow artwork from my original drawings which I put together digitally in Adobe Illustrator…

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 The completed artwork ‘The Cow’s Nose’

The completed artwork ‘The Cow’s Nose’

I love this vibrant yellow against the lovely purples and blues that I’ve picked out in the cow’s black coat… Agnes seems such a clever and interested cow… a real star amongst the herd so I think she deserves to be celebrated in such brilliant colours!

 ‘The Cow’s Nose’ artwork available from my store

‘The Cow’s Nose’ artwork available from my store

The Cow’s Nose’ is available from my online art store as a framed or unframed print or mini artboard… you can see it here…

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Fun, cow artwork in vibrant yellow…

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Red Campion and Buttercups Wildflower Art - Behind the Scenes

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Beautiful wildflowers - Red and Pink Campion flowers nestle with vibrant yellow buttercups for a colourful spectacle of summertime in the countryside... 'The Flowers at Fox Corner' artwork...

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The inspiration for this artwork was the beautiful Red and Pink Campions (Silene) that I see every day in the spring and summer on my dog walk. They explode out of the grassy verges along the field pathways - the deep magenta pink of the Red Campion, and the lighter blush of the Pink Campion...

 The deeper magenta pink of the Red Campion (looking out from Fox Corner)

The deeper magenta pink of the Red Campion (looking out from Fox Corner)

But my favourite place to see them is a shady nook that my husband and I call Fox Corner, where they blossom and bloom, bright twinkles of colour against the deep green, jostling for space with golden buttercups...

 Wildflowers at Fox Corner

Wildflowers at Fox Corner

We've never seen a fox at Fox Corner - but there used to be a sandy bank here, filled with tall, pink foxgloves, with an animal hole, that we always said used to belong to the foxes (because of their fox-gloves)...

It's a lovely, shady spot with a dark pool, set back from the footpath, with trees overhanging (where we've seen treecreepers and woodpeckers). There are still a few foxgloves further back, but what caught the eye and the imagination this year was the colourful combination of Pink and Red Campion and yellow buttercups against the green.

 Pink Campion flower (created naturally from White and Red Campion flowers)

Pink Campion flower (created naturally from White and Red Campion flowers)

 Gorgeous golden buttercups growing at Fox Corner

Gorgeous golden buttercups growing at Fox Corner

I knew that I wanted to create an artwork inspired by this colourful and natural wildflower corner, filled with life, so I set to work drawing...

 Adding detail to the Red Campion widlflower drawings

Adding detail to the Red Campion widlflower drawings

Behind the Scenes of the Wildflower Artwork

I draw out all the flowers and leaves separately, scan them into the computer then put them together to create the artwork digitally. Here's how it happens... you can click on the images below to see them larger and to get more details about the process...

 The completed wildflower artwork - Red Campions and Buttercups 'The Flowers at Fox Corner'

The completed wildflower artwork - Red Campions and Buttercups 'The Flowers at Fox Corner'

I love this busy, wild and crazy piece - an artwork filled with glorious, colourful wildflowers - brilliant colour against that deep shady green of peaceful Fox Corner - colours filling a quiet spot with energy, life and beauty...

 Colourful wildflowers detail from the artwork

Colourful wildflowers detail from the artwork

 'Flowers at Fox Corner' framed and unframed art prints available in my store

'Flowers at Fox Corner' framed and unframed art prints available in my store

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You can see my 'Flowers at Fox Corner' artwork in my online art store with international delivery available for framed and unframed fine art giclee prints.

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Beautiful pink and yellow Red Campion and Buttercups artwork ‘The Flowers at Fox Corner’…

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This is part of my Joyful Blooming floral art collection. You can see that and my other floral artwork pieces in my floral art gallery here...

Donkey Artwork - Behind the Scenes

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Charismatic and colourful donkey artwork...

 Donkey art by Lotti Brown

Donkey art by Lotti Brown

Donkeys have always been, pretty much, my favourite animal... ever since I was given a cuddly donkey soft toy at the age of two that became my constant companion... and I still have that sweet donkey toy now...

As I grew up, I enjoyed meeting donkeys at the beach and as an adult then adopted a series of donkeys at various donkey sanctuaries (who I love to visit whenever possible)...

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They are beautiful, gentle, sweet animals (look at those soulful eyes!) but also very independently minded, funny and clever...

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I've absolutely loved creating this portrait of a very special little donkey...

Behind the Scenes of the Donkey Artwork

I created my donkey artwork from individual drawings of the donkey and separate grasses to create the background...

I put the drawings into Adobe Illustrator and transform them into a completed artwork. If you'd like to see how it happens, take a look at the photos below...

Click images to see them larger and with a full description of the process...

 My completed donkey artwork

My completed donkey artwork

I love my little brown donkey - I think it's captured the character of the donkey really well...

 Showing detail from the donkey artwork

Showing detail from the donkey artwork

 Donkey framed and unframed art prints are available in my online store

Donkey framed and unframed art prints are available in my online store

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Framed donkey print - click image to see print and frame options in my store

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A gorgeous, sweet brown donkey art print…

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Spring Flowers Art - Behind the Scenes

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Beautiful 'Spring Flowers' art - a breath of colour and joy to greet you and cheer your heart after the grey of winter!

 Spring Flowers art by Lotti Brown

Spring Flowers art by Lotti Brown

I created these beautiful spring blooms as part of my Joyful Blooming collection to celebrate the happiness and energy that surges into the heart when the sun comes out and the first flowers of spring arrive in a flurry of colour...

 I love these old-fashioned, two-colour primulas

I love these old-fashioned, two-colour primulas

In this artwork, it was rather more a matter of which beautiful spring flowers to leave out - there are so many spring blooms that I just adore for their splash of fresh colour...

 Beautiful blue grape hyacinth flowers

Beautiful blue grape hyacinth flowers

 Pretty pale spring primroses in my garden

Pretty pale spring primroses in my garden

Here are some personal favourite spring flowers that I thought would look good together, both in colour and shape - and also being inspired by those 17th and 18th century still-life floral paintings that always look so elegant and beautiful.

 Detail from Spring Flowers artwork

Detail from Spring Flowers artwork

I love daffodils - and I chose to draw these lovely white and orange narcissus, as they just have a more dainty poise about them to fit with the other flowers than the heavy trumpets of our traditional yellow daffodil (which does always trumpet the start of spring to me).

 Beautiful spring narcissus

Beautiful spring narcissus

Behind the Scenes of the Artwork

Take a look behind the scenes of this colourful floral artwork.

I drew all the flowers out separately from photos - scanned the drawings into the computer and then started to put them all together in one artwork using Adobe Illustrator, tweaking the colours as I went...

Here's what happened...

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 The completed 'Spring Flowers' artwork

The completed 'Spring Flowers' artwork

I love the brilliant colours in this piece, and the feeling of overflowing - an abundance of joy and energy - the simple happiness at being alive and being in the world...

 My joyful Spring Flowers artwork is available as framed and unframed prints in my store

My joyful Spring Flowers artwork is available as framed and unframed prints in my store

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Spring Flowers Art Print
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Happy and colourful ‘Spring Flowers’ artwork from my Joyful Blooming art series.

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See all my floral art in my Floral Art Gallery

Forget-me-Not Ferns Art - Behind the Scenes

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Colourful and inspiring springtime fern artwork 'Forget-me-not Ferns - Becoming Joy' ideal for anyone who awaits the coming of spring and the start of the fresh new year of potential each year...

 Forget-me-Not Ferns - Becoming Joy - colourful nature art by Lotti Brown

Forget-me-Not Ferns - Becoming Joy - colourful nature art by Lotti Brown

I was inspired to create this vibrant nature-inspired artwork by my favourite time of year... spring. I love to see the ferns unfurling - they feel like summertime poised to explode with joy, energy and excitement...

 Ferns unfurling in my garden

Ferns unfurling in my garden

I first spotted unfurling ferns this year when I was on holiday in Shropshire - starting to fill out hedgerows and verges and decorated with brilliant blue forget-me-nots... an awesome combination that I decided to bring home with me in my memory to create that feeling of joy unfurling at the sight of summer beginning...

 Forget-me-not flowers growing wild in hedgerows and verges

Forget-me-not flowers growing wild in hedgerows and verges

When I returned home from my week away, the ferns and forget-me-nots were just appearing at home, so I was able to get inspired all over again and get drawing to create my artwork...

Behind the Scenes of the Artwork

I drew out my ferns and flowers separately and combined them with my own hand-drawn lettering, paint marks and ink painting to create the artwork...

The lettering is something new for me to use in an artwork, but I just felt like this would be a fun place to play with it, and see what happened...

You can take a look at the artwork creation process below - please click on the images to see them larger and get the full description for each image...

 The completed colourful nature artwork ' Forget-me-not Ferns - Becoming Joy'

The completed colourful nature artwork ' Forget-me-not Ferns - Becoming Joy'

I really love the fresh spring colours in this piece and I just adore the lively and elegant curves of the unfurling ferns - like the ferns are dancing for joy that spring has finally arrived.

I love the touch of blue with the flowers and background and the idea that we're poised between winter and spring/summer - blue skies and spring rain.

The intricate linework in the background is actually one of my favourite parts of this artwork - and I really like how the lettering and idea of fresh beginnings and becoming joy, embodied by the ferns themselves unfurling, fits so well into my 'Joyful Blooming' theme of opening out into my most confident and joyful self...

 Becoming Joy - detail from the artwork

Becoming Joy - detail from the artwork

 Framed and unframed 'Becoming Joy' Forget-me-not and Fern prints available in my store

Framed and unframed 'Becoming Joy' Forget-me-not and Fern prints available in my store

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Beautiful, colourful forget-me-not and ferns artwork ‘Becoming Joy’…

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You can see my 'Forget-me-not Ferns - Becoming Joy' artwork in my online art store - framed and unframed fine art giclee prints are available...

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Hollyhocks Art - Behind the Scenes

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Bold and colourful floral art - 'Hollyhocks' art print - bringing you colour and joy as part of my 'Joyful Blooming' theme...

 'Hollyhocks' art print - vibrant floral art by Lotti Brown

'Hollyhocks' art print - vibrant floral art by Lotti Brown

With this artwork, I wanted to create the lift of happiness you feel when you see vibrant, beautiful flowers in the sunshine, against a brilliant blue sky...

The artwork was inspired by a couple of photos I took of beautiful pink hollyhocks in a garden - I loved these so much that I'd had one of the photos as a screen-saver on my phone for years...

 Hollyhocks photo

Hollyhocks photo

 Summer skies and Joyful Blooming

Summer skies and Joyful Blooming

So when I started my Joyful Blooming floral art theme, I knew just what I wanted to start the series with...

 Showing detail from the Hollyhocks artwork

Showing detail from the Hollyhocks artwork

Behind the Scenes of 'Hollyhocks'

I create my art from my pen-and-ink drawings. Take a look behind the scenes with me...

 Final Hollyhocks artwork - colourful and joyful nature!

Final Hollyhocks artwork - colourful and joyful nature!

I love the really bright, vibrant colours in this artwork - and the joyful, carefree attitude of the flowers - open, blooming confidently, proud and jostling for space with each other, ready to show off their beauty.

That's something I'm trying to explore for myself with this series of Joyful Blooming artwork - being proud and confident to step forward as myself and show myself boldly...

But also because they're flowers, and they're beautiful, and to see them opens my heart and makes my soul sing...

So maybe you can relate to that too?

 Framed and unframed 'Hollyhocks' art prints are available in my online art store

Framed and unframed 'Hollyhocks' art prints are available in my online art store

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Vibrant Hollyhocks artwork from my Joyful Blooming art series.

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Summer Roses Art - Behind the Scenes

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Gorgeous, colourful Summer Roses art - beautiful blooms to delight the eyes and fill your heart with joy...

 'Summer Roses' colourful rose art print by Lotti Brown

'Summer Roses' colourful rose art print by Lotti Brown

As part of my Joyful Blooming floral art collection, I wanted to create a traditional floral rose artwork... but in my own style...

I love roses - the delicate petals, the velvety touch, and the delicious fragrance and when we moved into our country cottage, over a decade ago, I chose some beautiful, proper old-fashioned English roses for our garden. So, of course, I wanted to draw our own roses for my rose-inspired artwork...

I wanted to capture something about their elegance, their delight, their sweetness, freshness and openness that makes them the very essence of Joyful Blooming - I hope that I've achieved some of that...!

 Detail from my pink and yellow roses artwork

Detail from my pink and yellow roses artwork

Summer Roses Art - Behind the Scenes

Here's how I made my artwork digitally from my original rose drawings...

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 My completed rose artwork in all its glorious colour!

My completed rose artwork in all its glorious colour!

I'm so pleased with my roses artwork - as my favourite garden flower I so wanted to create an artwork that could show some of the delicate magnificence of this beautiful and nostalgic flower - if you're a rose lover, I hope that you love this roses artwork too...!

 'Summer Roses' framed and unframed fine art prints are available in my store

'Summer Roses' framed and unframed fine art prints are available in my store

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 Colourful 'Summer Roses' framed art print

Colourful 'Summer Roses' framed art print

Joyful Blooming - New Art Collection

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I love looking at and drawing flowers - the delicacy, the colours, their beauty and their energy to bloom and shine.

 Drawing flowers

Drawing flowers

But, for me, my Joyful Blooming collection also has a much more personal resonance...

 Joyful Blooming art collection - floral art

Joyful Blooming art collection - floral art

It's about when we come into our own, having the confidence to bloom in our own true colours and with all our energy - for ourselves and for others - being the best we can be, even if we're perhaps not as tall as some others, as bright, as strong, or as beautiful...

And trusting that we can share something of what makes us uniquely beautiful in our own way, so that this might inspire joy to others and even to ourselves.

 Hollyhocks art print by Lotti Brown

Hollyhocks art print by Lotti Brown

It's taken me so long to feel able to start to grow as myself and to bloom.

I've also had to learn to prioritise my own self care so that I can use my precious energies for my blooming…

Making self care important isn't about standing alone but in finding those places where you can flourish and bloom together, like a beautiful garden.

 Beautiful flowers, all different, enrich our lives

Beautiful flowers, all different, enrich our lives

It's a personal journey for us all, but everyone benefits when we each bloom in our own special way. 

Creating this collection has actually required far more deep soul searching than I would ever have imagined)... and I thought it was just going to be all about pretty flowers!!

 Flower art 'Joyful Blooming' collection by Lotti Brown

Flower art 'Joyful Blooming' collection by Lotti Brown

Ultimately, I've learned that the blooming requires a quiet time, a fallow time, a growing, a nurturing, maturing, recovery and recuperation, and an acceptance of the quiet of not-blooming, just as much as the confidence to 'just bloom'.

 Wisterian art by Lotti Brown

Wisterian art by Lotti Brown

Flowers seem all the more precious to me now, and I see in them a reflection of our human nature and our potential to shine, bloom, and share love and joy...

You can see more of my Joyful Blooming collection in my store here...

New Art in Store

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Just to announce that I've new art in store today...

 Joyful Blooming floral art collection by Lotti Brown

Joyful Blooming floral art collection by Lotti Brown

My 'Joyful Blooming' flower art collection is vibrant, beautiful and filled with all your favourite florals to inspire you with joy...

 Colourful flower art 'Joyful Blooming' art collection by Lotti Brown

Colourful flower art 'Joyful Blooming' art collection by Lotti Brown

Tawny Owl Art - Behind the Scenes

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Dark, magnificent and mysterious - my beautiful tawny owl is 'Mistress of the Night'. I want to show you what happened behind the scenes of this atmospheric art print...

 Tawny Owl art with moon and tree - 'Mistress of the Night' by Lotti Brown

Tawny Owl art with moon and tree - 'Mistress of the Night' by Lotti Brown

The tawny owl is the dark and mysterious one of our British owls - quite common but rarely seen. She is mistress of the night and master of disguise with her dark wings beating unseen in the black of the night and just her distinctive hooting echoing and letting you know that she's somewhere near...

I sometimes catch a dark shadow but see the tawny owl so less frequently than the snowy white barn owl who I often see even in daylight.

It's such a privilege to see the beautiful tawny owl and we celebrate her soft and shadowy flying as the Mistress of the Night...

 Showing intricate detail of my tawny owl artwork

Showing intricate detail of my tawny owl artwork

Behind the Scenes of the Art

Here's a little look behind the scenes at how I created my tawny owl art...

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 The completed night-time tawny owl art print with shining moon and ivy

The completed night-time tawny owl art print with shining moon and ivy

I really love the feel of my tawny owl artwork - the artwork is dramatic yet gentle - soft yet strong and magnificent - just like the velvet wings of the tawny owl that make her Mistress of the Night...

 My tawny owl art print is available as a framed or unframed giclee art print or mini artboard, in my online art store - click image to see

My tawny owl art print is available as a framed or unframed giclee art print or mini artboard, in my online art store - click image to see

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Tawny Owl Art Print 'Mistress of the Night'
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Tranquil moon and tawny owl art print, 'Mistress of the Night'.

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My 'Mistress of the Night' tawny owl art print is available from my online art store as a fine art giclee print with a choice of print and frame options. See it here...

You can see more art in my nature and wildlife art gallery

Springer Spaniel Art - Behind the Scenes

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Colourful Springer Spaniel art - a beautiful dog, full of life and joy...

 Meet George - a super Springer Spaniel art print by Lotti Brown

Meet George - a super Springer Spaniel art print by Lotti Brown

If the Springer Spaniel is your breed you'll know this gorgeous dog for his love of life and larger than life personality, as well as his sweet friendship and loyalty towards your family... a dog who greets every morning with energy and enthusiasm, ready for a day of fun...

Meet beautiful Springer Spaniel George who is so enjoying his romp in a summer field of buttercups and long grasses...

His ears bounce as he bounds through the grass on the scent of something delightful, his pink tongue lolls and his trusting eyes seek yours frequently to reconnect with you across the space between you as he enjoys his playtime fun...

 Springer Spaniel art - showing artwork detail

Springer Spaniel art - showing artwork detail

I so wanted to show this wonderful breed in their element, at play in the grass, and to celebrate that very special connection and trust between dog and owner through the Springer Spaniel's delightful, trusting expression...

Springer Spaniel Art - Behind the Scenes

Here's how I created the artwork from my drawings, putting them through Adobe Illustrator to create the final artwork...

Please click on the images below to follow the process...

 The completed spaniel artwork - love, life, fun...

The completed spaniel artwork - love, life, fun...

I think the completed artwork really shows the beautiful nature of this very special dog and captures a cherished everyday memory of summer playtime amongst the fields and flowers...

I love the colours, the stunning russet of the spaniel's fur and the sunny yellows against the calming purples and greens... and I love way that the curves of the grasses and flowers echo those gorgeous curls in the spaniel's lovely long ears...

 Framed and unframed Springer Spaniel art prints are available in my online art store

Framed and unframed Springer Spaniel art prints are available in my online art store

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Springer Spaniel Artwork
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Beautiful Springer Spaniel art - a playful and loving breed!

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My Springer Spaniel art print is available in my online art store - with framed and unframed art prints available... Check him out here...

You can see more of my pet art here in my pet art gallery - or you might prefer to commission your own pet portrait...

'September Squirrel' Artwork - Behind the Scenes

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Gorgeous squirrel art with warm autumn colours from nature: 'September Squirrel'...

 'September Squirrel' art print by Lotti Brown

'September Squirrel' art print by Lotti Brown

A glimpse of russet red amongst the trees... a red squirrel exploring the tree tops - one of the most exciting wildlife spots in Britain!

I've been lucky enough to see a few red squirrels over the past few years - mainly in beautiful Scotland. Here's a sweet squirrel that I saw at a wildlife hide in a forest in southern Scotland...

 Red squirrel in Scotland

Red squirrel in Scotland

It's always exciting to catch a glimpse of a squirrel amongst the trees...

 Detail from my squirrel artwork

Detail from my squirrel artwork

Autumn is a great time to see these lovely little creatures as they build up their store of food to last the winter.

I wanted to create my artwork with warm autumn colours - browns, oranges and greens - lovely, rich colours that speak to me strongly of nature and this wonderful time of year...

Behind the Scenes of the Artwork

Here, I share the processes of creating the art from my original drawings...

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 My completed squirrel artwork with rich autumn woodland colours

My completed squirrel artwork with rich autumn woodland colours

 Framed and unframed squirrel art prints are available in my online art store

Framed and unframed squirrel art prints are available in my online art store

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'September Squirrel' Art Print
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Beautiful and detailed autumn squirrel art print - with warm woodland colours and bracken.

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Border Terrier Art - Behind the Scenes

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Beautiful and colourful border terrier artwork - 'Jessie and Summer Daisies' - lovely, contemporary pet art for border terrier lovers.

 Colourful border terrier art 'Jessie and Daisies' by Lotti Brown

Colourful border terrier art 'Jessie and Daisies' by Lotti Brown

I love scrappy little border terriers - wiry-haired, clever little explorers who love to chase rabbits. They're feisty and fun but love a cuddle at the end of the day with their best friend... there's nothing small about their character...

 A look of doggie devotion - border terrier love! Detail from the artwork.

A look of doggie devotion - border terrier love! Detail from the artwork.

I wanted to surround beautiful Jessie border terrier with these gorgeous big daisies - she's busy exploring a summer field or garden, having fun, and chasing bunnies but checks back on her owner just for a minute... ever the faithful friend.

Behind the Scenes

I created my border terrier artwork from my individual pen drawings of the dog and daisies, scanned them all into the computer and put them through Adobe Illustrator to create the final artwork...

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 The completed border terrier art by Lotti Brown

The completed border terrier art by Lotti Brown

I love this border terrier artwork of sweet Jessie - a lovely summertime feel and oh, that perfect look of slightly quizzical devotion on her pretty little face!

 Border terrier framed and unframed fine art prints & mini artboards are available in my store - click pic to see

Border terrier framed and unframed fine art prints & mini artboards are available in my store - click pic to see

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Beautiful border terrier art ‘Jessie and the Summer Daisies’…

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Pretty Hedgehog Art - Behind the Scenes

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Pretty hedgehog art 'Ragged-Robin Hedgehog' - hedgehog with sweet pink flowers.

 'Ragged-Robin Hedgehog' art by Lotti Brown

'Ragged-Robin Hedgehog' art by Lotti Brown

A lovely little hedgehog surrounded by pretty pink ragged-robin flowers...

I love the snuffliness of hedgehogs and remember the year, when I was a child, that we had a family of babies born in our compost heap and tiny hedgehogs pootling around the bottom of our garden - a real treat.

Hedgehogs are becoming more scarce now, particularly in rural areas, so I wanted to put this little hedgehog amidst some beautiful flowers where she can find things to eat and somewhere to hibernate safely come wintertime. 

I love ragged-robin flowers and I thought that the spiky petals would look really good with the hedgehog's spines.

 Detail from the hedgehog artwork

Detail from the hedgehog artwork

Behind the Scenes of the Artwork

Take a look at my creative process in the photos below, taking my drawings to a finished artwork via the computer.

Click on an image below to see a larger picture and read about the process...

 Completed sweet hedgehog artwork with ragged-robin flowers

Completed sweet hedgehog artwork with ragged-robin flowers

I think my hedgehog art print is really soft and sweet with pretty summer colours of dusk, gentle oranges, browns and pinks... gorgeous and snuffly!

 Framed and unframed hedgehog art prints and mini artboards available in my online store - click pic to see

Framed and unframed hedgehog art prints and mini artboards available in my online store - click pic to see

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'Ragged-Robin Hedgehog' Artwork
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Summer hedgehog art print with Ragged-Robin flowers

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New: International Shipping and New Art Products in my Store

announcements, artworks, new collections, shoppingCharlotte BrownComment

It's a big day for my store with so many new things to tell you about!

I hope you'll be just as excited as I am...

  • New international shipping direct at checkout
  • New frames
  • New mini artboards
 Exciting new art products in my online store

Exciting new art products in my online store

New international shipping direct at checkout

While my store has always had international shipping available, you had to contact me for a quote - but now, shipping costs will be automatically added to your cart at checkout for a number of international countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Finland. Shipping within the UK, of course, still remains available.

I really have researched long and hard to find the best shipping options for you, for a fast and cost-effective delivery. And I believe I've found a great solution, especially as it's also introduced some wonderful new products to me, which I've added to the store as I think you'll absolutely love them (more about this right below)...

I've created shipping options for the countries that I see using my website the most, but it's still possible that your country isn't included. If your country isn't included in the drop-down menu on checkout, please just get in touch and I will provide you with a quote or add the country to the list. Shipping is available to almost every country worldwide.

New frames

As I said, my search for an effective international shipping solution led me in directions I didn't expect, and one of these was to provide my artwork in new simple and elegant black frames as standard...

 My new standard black frame

My new standard black frame

My new frames are a beautifully simple 'swoop' style that draws your eye into the artwork.

 New stylish black frames

New stylish black frames

Each frame is individually hand-built in the UK by Fine Art Trade Guild craftsmen and made from solid pine and the artwork is fitted using conservation-grade mounts/matts that won't discolour over time.

 Beautiful new 'swoop' frames

Beautiful new 'swoop' frames

The frame is fitted with clear acrylic plexiglass for greater UV protection for the artwork and reduced glare compared to standard framing glass. It's also safer to post and more lightweight, which means reduced shipping costs - yay!

Framed prints are available in 3 sizes:

  • 8" x 8" print mounted in a 12" x 12" (30cm by 30cm) frame
  • 12" x 12" print mounted in a 16" x 16" (40cm by 40cm) frame
  • 16" x 16" print mounted in a 20" x 20" (50cm by 50cm) frame

If you've already fallen in love with one of my old frames, just get in touch and I can still organise that for you as a custom option.

Which brings me onto my final new thing... something I'm so excited to have found and to be able to bring you...

New Mini Art Boards

My new mini art boards are a fun and cost-effective way to collect my art - starting at a very mini 6" by 6" (15cm by 15cm) these firm artboards are an ideal way to showcase artworks propped up on your desk at work, on your bedside table, or mantelpiece with no frame required!

 Colourful mini artboards are the perfect fun way to collect and display art with no frame required

Colourful mini artboards are the perfect fun way to collect and display art with no frame required

They are professionally printed with crisp and vibrant colour and a beautiful shimmer created by the subtle texture of the 1.5mm 4-ply watercolour board that it's printed onto. You can pop them straight into a frame if you choose...

And they make perfect little stocking-fillers or birthday gifts for all your friends and family!

 Joyous art to inspire you every day on mini artboards to keep or gift...

Joyous art to inspire you every day on mini artboards to keep or gift...

Mini artboards are available in 3 sizes:

  • 6" x 6" (15.2cm x 15.2cm)
  • 8" x 8" (20.3cm x 20.3cm)
  • 10" x 10" (25.4cm x 25.4cm)

There's more information about all of these in my store - once you're there, just click on any of the artworks to get started and check out the product description.

If you've got any questions about any of this, please just get in touch and ask me - I'm happy to help.

 New frames and mini art boards now available at Lotti Brown Designs

New frames and mini art boards now available at Lotti Brown Designs

All About My Frames

artworks, pet art, shopping, faqsCharlotte Brown

I wanted to share with you a bit about the beautiful frames that I have selected to go with my art prints and custom pet portraits so that they arrive with you ready to hang.

They are specially chosen to complement my art and also to look stylish in your home.

 Corgi art in stylish 'swoop' frame

Corgi art in stylish 'swoop' frame

I offer an elegantly simple black frame in a curved 'swoop' design.

The frame is a high-quality solid wood frame built by hand in the UK by my trusted framing partners who are members of the Fine Art Trade Guild.

 Fox art in black frame

Fox art in black frame

The frames feature a 2mm-thick conservation-grade single mount, which will not discolour over time, and clear acrylic plexiglass that provides UV protection for your artwork and reduced glare.

 Clear acrylic plexiglass in your frame adds to UV protection for the artwork and reduced glare

Clear acrylic plexiglass in your frame adds to UV protection for the artwork and reduced glare

My frames are sent ready to hang with all back and hanging fixings in place.

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The standard frame is an elegant, simple black 'swoop' style frame in solid wood

  • Frame width: 45mm
  • Frame rebate depth: 32mm
 Beautiful black curved 'swoop' frame in solid wood

Beautiful black curved 'swoop' frame in solid wood

 Frame details

Frame details

Without a Frame?

If you already have a favourite frame at home, or if you'd just rather get your local store to do the framing for you, that's perfectly fine. In fact, in my store, all my art prints are available as a mini artboard or loose print (which comes unframed and unmounted, rolled in a cardboard tube) so that you can deal with the framing requirements as you choose.

If you're ordering a custom pet portrait commission, just tell me that you'd prefer to source the frame yourself and I can quote you accordingly.

How do I care for my artwork and frames?

Avoid hanging your artwork in direct sunlight, close to a fireplace or radiator, or in a moist environment such as a bathroom.

Simply wipe frames gently with a soft cloth or feather duster. Avoid using cleaning sprays on the frames.

To clean the acrylic glazing in your frame, dampen a soft cloth with water and wipe gently. Do not spray household cleaners onto the glazing.

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Will my Artwork be Sent Safely?

Yes!

Framed art is sent in a tough cardboard box that will protect the frame on its way to you.

Acrylic glazing, instead of glass, helps to ensure that there are no breakages in transit.

 Tough packaging will protect your framed artwork as it wings its way towards you

Tough packaging will protect your framed artwork as it wings its way towards you

 Unpacking the artwork

Unpacking the artwork

 Corner protectors will protect the corners of your frames in transit

Corner protectors will protect the corners of your frames in transit

Unmounted prints (loose prints) are usually sent rolled in a cardboard tube.

In the unlikely event that there is any damage when your artwork arrives, please get in touch with me as soon as possible.

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Let Me Take You By the Hand

behind the scenes, personal musings, artworks, natureCharlotte Brown

When I create my art, I want to take you by the hand and show you all the little awesome things that I see in nature.

Sometimes we get too busy to see them, or too distracted by other things going on. One of the jobs of an artist is to see the little things that other people sometimes miss - and to share them with the world...

 Detail from my Wren and Physalis artwork

Detail from my Wren and Physalis artwork

The act of creating art, for me, is just me saying:

"I saw this. It made me feel happy (or serene, or joyful, or intrigued).

I want to share it with you."

I anchor this emotion inside myself by re-creating it in art - the thing that inspired it, and the emotion itself, are both what I try to put into the artwork...

Now that that special feeling, that emotion, are in a tangible form, I can share this emotion with you - I can properly tell you about what I saw and how I felt - and share it all with you.

"I want to show you the awesomeness of nature - how I see it, how I feel it - I want you to see it too, share it with me, experience it right alongside me..."

I hope that you enjoy experiencing nature along with me and that it makes you as happy as it makes me... :)

'Water-Sparkles Otter' Art - Behind the Scenes

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Bold and colourful otter art by Lotti Brown: 'Water-Sparkles Otter'.

I wanted to capture the energy and watery nature of the beautiful and elusive otter - one of our most amazing wildlife animals...

 'Water-Sparkles Otter' art print by Lotti Brown

'Water-Sparkles Otter' art print by Lotti Brown

My beautiful, sleek, wet otter is surrounded by vibrant marsh marigolds, reeds and grasses to give a colourful artwork with a really watery feel.

I was inspired by a favourite film as a child: 'Ring of Bright Water' which tells the beautiful story of Gavin Maxwell's experiences of life in Scotland with an adopted otter.

I wanted the splashes of colour in the otter's fur to look like the sparkles of light and water from the film - and for the flowers and foliage to evoke those idyllic highland streams and ponds where the otter would play and swim - a little moment of tranquillity almost stood still in time.

 Detail from the otter artwork

Detail from the otter artwork

I also remember an amazing experience from a few years ago, stood watching an otter play on the island of Jura in Scotland...

With my husband, I spotted the otter on the shoreline from the car and we pulled over and got out the car to watch her eat a meal of fish - she saw us but had no fear and stayed to continue her feast - an awesome and unforgettable sight that I feel privileged to have experienced.

 Otter on the seashore in Jura, Scotland

Otter on the seashore in Jura, Scotland

The otter is amazingly sleek and lithe with wonderful arching shapes in her movements - you can just feel the strength, energy and absolute mastery and precision of the otter's body as you watch - and I hoped to try and capture some of that really special energy in my artwork, too.

Behind the Scenes of the Otter Artwork

Take a look at how I developed my otter art from my drawings with the help of the computer...

Click on the images below to see larger pictures and to find out more about the process...

 The finished otter and marsh-marigold artwork - an explosion of colour and energy - wild nature, untamed!

The finished otter and marsh-marigold artwork - an explosion of colour and energy - wild nature, untamed!

I love how we feel like we've just caught a very special glimpse of this very private animal in his element...

 My otter print is available as a framed or unframed giclee art print and mini artboard in my online art store - click pic to go there

My otter print is available as a framed or unframed giclee art print and mini artboard in my online art store - click pic to go there

 Click image for further details of print and frame options in my store

Click image for further details of print and frame options in my store

'Water-Sparkles Otter' Artwork
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Colourful otter art print 'Water-Sparkles Otter' on a waterside surrounded by dramatic yellow marsh marigolds.

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You can get my 'Water-Sparkles Otter' art print in my online store.

You can see more of my nature art in my Wildlife Art Gallery.

'Summer Stoat' Art Print - Behind the Scenes

artworks, behind the scenes, inspiration, nature, new collections, drawingsCharlotte Brown

A fresh and colourful summer artwork - 'Summer Stoat' by Lotti Brown. Perfect gift idea for wildlife and nature lovers.

 'Summer Stoat' artwork by Lotti Brown

'Summer Stoat' artwork by Lotti Brown

With the beautiful greens and soft russets of summer, this is a sweet and gentle depiction of a wonderfully inquisitive little stoat.

I'm only rarely lucky enough to spot a stoat out in the wilds, but we were privileged to have one move into our garage one winter, so I know they're nearby, just keeping out of sight.

I love the warmth of summer and the smell of fresh grass that seems to emanate from this picture - and I love the sense of connection we get from this unique moment of eye contact... of being-to-being connection that the artwork gives us.

 Detail from the stoat artwork

Detail from the stoat artwork

Behind the Scenes of the Stoat Artwork

I share a behind-the-scenes look at how I created the artwork from my nature drawings with a little digital assistance...

Click on the images below to see the images full-sized and find out more...

 The completed stoat artwork - colourful, fresh and full of summer joy and freedom

The completed stoat artwork - colourful, fresh and full of summer joy and freedom

 'Summer Stoat' art print - framed and unframed giclee fine art prints and mini artboards are available in my online art store - click image to go there

'Summer Stoat' art print - framed and unframed giclee fine art prints and mini artboards are available in my online art store - click image to go there

 Click image for details of print and frame options in my store

Click image for details of print and frame options in my store

'Summer Stoat' Art Print
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Super 'Summer Stoat' art print - beautiful stoat and daisies in a vibrant green field filled with the freshness and sunshine of summer.