I have been combining my twin passions of art and animals for over half a century, and now enjoying retirement I now have the time to indulge in painting wildlife, horses, farm and other domestic animals, pets and people.
I work in pastels, oils and acrylics, and latterly, acrylic inks;
my paintings have been sent to all parts of the UK as well as throughout Europe, North and South America, Scandinavia and Australia. I have regularly exhibited my work for many years at a number of venues and shows across the UK.
In 2015, my pastel painting "...in the eye of the beholder" was
a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's
Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition, at the Mall Galleries in London, and in WAY 2016, my acrylic inks work "Homecoming Greeting" was also a finalist
Besides painting, I breed, show and judge Bedlington Terriers and Whippets, and I have painted portraits of many top-winning dogs for their owners. I have also illustrated a number of books, mostly on dog breeds, but also horses, parrots, cats and tropical fish, and for many years I designed greetings cards for the JR Whippet Rescue and the Smooth Fox Terrier Association.
I trained as a Graphic Designer, and on completion of my studies, worked for a time at Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design. As well as NWAG, I am a member of the SAA, secretary of Great Yarmouth Guild of Artists & Craftsmen, and Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle and I also help run a local art group.
I am currently able to accept a few commissions for paintings.
Vivienne Rainsbury, Telephone: 01493 440972,
... in the eye of the beholder
Finalist WAY 2015 (original painting now sold)
Finalist WAY 2016