Scottish Animal Artist Angela Davidson is well known throughout the UK for her animal portraiture. The British farming community also recognise Angela for her fabulous livestock artwork. With a natural flair for creating dramatic animal paintings such as her Charolais bull print Ringmaster, and her stunning Aberdeen Angus composition Mr A, the potential customer is left in little doubt that this is one self-taught artist who has the ability to 'connect' with her subject.
Other subjects in Angela's cattle print range include Hereford, Simmental and the Limousin breeds, all of which have met with the approval of the ultimate critics: their discerning breeders. Passing muster with these keen-eyed cattle specialists is the highest accolade that can be bestowed on any artist bold enough to take up the challenge.
Alongside her fabulous giclee print range of pedigree bulls, Angela has also amassed a large selection of open and limited edition prints featuring commercial and pedigree cattle. Her subjects include Shorthorn, British Blue and Holstein cattle breeds, to name but a few. Also among her best sellers are prints of Charolais, British Blonde and Aberdeen Angus calves.
Last, but not least, there are always one or two Highland cattle in Angela's collection; from wide horned bulls to the same breed's cows and calves, there's always Highland cattle art to be found in the range.
Another of Angela's passions is obvious when viewing her Equine Gallery. Horse prints are always well represented on the website. These include Welsh Cobs as seen in her print Wild Fire, along with Angela's fabulous collection of Clydesdale horse artwork, one of which is being used to raise funds for Angela's favoured charity: Great Ormond Street Childrens' Hospital. Other equine print subjects include breeds such as Connemara, warm blood, Irish sports horse and thoroughbreds.
Angela's Dog Gallery is home to some very striking canine pictures. A large number of breeds are featured in both open and limited edition prints, from old favourites like black, yellow and chocolate labradors, border terriers and Jack Russell, through to the less common breeds such as miniature schnauzers, basset hounds and Scottish deer hounds.
For the hunting community, Angela has also created some impressive game pictures. Her red stag print, Challenger, depicts a rutting stag in all his glory, while her grouse print, Featherweight Championship, describes the antics of two lecking black grouse. This minimalist creation is a classic example where less-is-more.
In a more relaxed pose is Bobby Dazzler, Angela's wonderfully arty interpretation of a cock pheasant. In this print we see the artist's intrinsic ability to turn a very traditional subject into a cutting edge artistic statement. The use of a black background – a distinctive feature of Angela's artwork since 2006 – only adds extra vibrancy to this colourful print.
The more exotic creatures which roam our planet have also recently begun to appear in Angela's print collection. Creatures such as her astonishing Asian Tiger portrait shows that this very talented artist has more in her arsenal than just horses, cows and sheep.
On the subject of sheep, Angela has a large variety of specialist sheep breeds from which to choose. For her specimen rams she selects the models carefully, using only championship winning stock. While her sheep flock compositions also reflect the great care taken in choosing the subjects in these more relaxed studies. The Sheep Gallery also features a large diversity of sheep breeds; from the classic Scottish black-face through to the more unusual features of the Suffolk, beltex, texel and blue-faced Leicester varieties.