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Painting portraits by commission constitutes a large proportion of my work and has develop mainly through recommendation.   

 I love working with Oils or Pastels to bring out subtle facial expressions and features. With horses I like to identify their strengths, sensitivity and movement and recreate this vision on canvas or paper. I normal work from photos and often prefer to visit the subject and take the shots myself, working with the client.


I will be very happy to discuss any requirements personally. Please contact me by phone or email

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Lucinda McAlpine :

I commissioned Miranda Pothecary to do a drawing in pastels of my foal, Bowhayes Born Free. The result was amazing as she managed to capture the essence of his character as well as his looks which is an extraordinary talent. I would highly recommend her for animal portraiture work.


June Eckhart :

"Miranda painted a portrait of my Haflinger mare Farrer. I have many great professional photographs of her, this was the first painting. This particular image, above all others seems to capture the real essence of her personality. It is not just a good painting of a pony or haflinger, it is Farrer, her character shines through. The attention to detail is truly impressive in the painting, markings, colouring, veins etc all so life-like, a painting I will treasure for the rest of my life. "

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