Scottish animal artist Angela Davidson is well known throughout the UK for her incredibly life-like wildlife and livestock art. Angela has also created a large range of fine art animal prints from her original pastel paintings. Her print range features various cattle breeds, horse breeds, dogs and sheep, and her limited editions now number well over one-hundred-and-fifty individual giclee prints.
With a flair for creating fabulous livestock art, the pedigree cattle breeder is spoilt for choice. Subjects such as Angela's Charolais cattle, Aberdeen Angus, Simmental and Limousin bull prints, give an idea of the diversity and quality of cattle reproductions available. Any cow art enthusiast is left in no doubt that this is one self-taught artist who has the ability not only to recreate true-to-life artwork, but also render that artwork as striking, dramatic and very contemporary animal compositions.
Other breeds of cattle in Angela's print range include Hereford, Shorthorn and Holstein cows; each work of art, once again, rendered as true-to-life as any cattle breeder could ever desire.
Alongside her fabulous specimen bulls, Angela has also amassed a large selection of open and limited edition prints featuring commercial and pedigree cows. A special mention must also be made of Angela's most successful print thus far: The Black Angus. This print has long since sold out, but larger copies of the Limited Edition print have been changing hands for very large sums of money; something which is bound to please buyers of Angela's original artwork.
Last, but not least, there are always a good number of Scottish Highland cattle paintings in the Cattle Gallery on Angela's website; from wide horned Highland bull prints through to her latest work depicting Highland cows and calves.
Another of Angela's artistic passions is obvious when viewing her Equine Gallery. Horse art prints are always well represented. These include Welsh Cobs, along with Connemara, warm blood, Irish sports horse and thoroughbred pictures.
Angela's fabulous Clydesdale horse artwork (one of which is being used to raise funds for her favoured charity: Great Ormond Street Childrens' Hospital) can also be seen in the Equine Gallery. A number of her heavy horse prints feature her son, Lawrie, with his Clydesdale friend, Jake. Interestingly, one of the prints featuring Lawrie and Jake was used in Mary Bromilow's 2011 book titled The Clydesdale: Workhorse of the World.
The Dog Gallery on Angela's website is home to some very striking dog paintings. 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. A more recent addition is a fabulous study of border collies.
For the hunting community, Angela has also created some impressive game pictures. Her red stag print, Defender, depicts a rutting stag in all his glory, while her grouse print, Featherweight Championship, describes the antics of two lecking black grouse.This minimalist artwork is an excellent example of an artist displaying how sometimes less-is-more.
In a more relaxed pose is Bobby Dazzler, Angela's wonderfully arty interpretation of a cock pheasant. In this fine art print we see the artist's intrinsic ability to turn a very traditional game bird 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 limited edition pheasant artwork.
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 titled Burning Bright shows that this talented artist has more in her arsenal than just domesticated cows, horses, dogs and sheep. Two recent additions to the collection are limited edition portraits of zebra and giraffe.
Angela also has a large variety of specialist sheep breeds from which to choose. For her specimen rams she selects the models she uses very 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 breeds: from the classic Scottish black-face through to the more unusual features of the Suffolk, beltex, texel and blue-faced Leicester sheep varieties.
Print Quality Angela's print range is manufactured to her own specifications in the workshops which are part of her gallery. She and her husband insist on working to their own high standards as opposed to letting cost dictate the quality of their reproductions. Therefore, when you buy a print from Angela Davidson Art, you can be assured you will not only be receiving a reproduction of the highest quality, but also one which has passed the ultimate test and gained both the blessing and the signature of the artist.
Angela Davidson's print range is only ever reproduced on Somerset Enhanced Velvet Fine Art Paper. This fantastic paper is manufactured in England by St Cuthbert's Mill Ltd, Wells, Somerset.