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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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"Painting the Animals Who Leave Their Prints All Over Your HEART"

I am a 20something Visual Artist Connecting Animal Lovers with Customized & Magical Animal Portraits, a dreamer and qualified ACEHP Hoofcare professional with a day job.

I has a passion for everything Equine (including: behaviour and psychology, nutrition, anatomy and of course my favorite subject, the Equine Hoof - which I find both inside and out truly fascinating: the technical diagrams that adorn my walls disturb most normal people ;) and I love curling up with my cat in a nice comfy spot with with a great book and a cup of chai tea. I also have a fascination for learning about history and ancient myth and legends.

In my spare time I go by the name of Dreamingofdarkhorses, and create soulful animal art, both realistic and whimsical with the help from my ever so mercurial Muse. I am constantly inspired by my animal companions that grace my life, and the power of brilliant stars shining in the heavens above.

My desire is that my art helps to reconnect animal lovers with their amazing four-legged friends and to enable others to see and feel through her art and story that we need to listen to our hearts and our animals rather than to what is traditional or conventional.
That we need to find balance within ourselves and others, that we are not separate from each other or the amazing creatures or in fact the beautiful Earth on which we rest our feet/hooves/paws. That animals do have amazing souls and are able to feel and experience as many emotions as we can. And that in their silence there is so much truth, truth that desperately needs to be heard.

I take commissions (mostly pet portraits) so if you are interested please send me a note or check out my website :) <3

Tiny Stellar Status Icon/Stamp - Commissions Open by Dreaming-Mushroom Tiny Stellar Status Icon/Stamp - Requests Open by Dreaming-Mushroom Tiny Stellar Status Icon/Stamp - Trades Open by Dreaming-Mushroom

The moon was up, painting the world silver,
making things look just a little more alive.

Pine Threes F2U by Ao-No-Lupus

Space Deer Avatar by Kezzi-Rose

Coding by Martith

Things I like
I support Foxytales! by Martith I don't give a f... by Martith .:: I HEART Wolves - Stamp ::. by KovoWolf stamp :: cat lover by octobre-rouge
STAMP: Friesian by eruverille Horse lover Stamp by Mister-MX I love Clydesdales by WishmasterAlchemist I love Fjord Horses by WishmasterAlchemist I love Gypsy Vanners by WishmasterAlchemist I love Friesians by WishmasterAlchemist I love Black Cats by WishmasterAlchemist I love Wolves by WishmasterAlchemist I love Snow Leopards by WishmasterAlchemist Doctor Who Stamp by Oatzy Horse Patronus Stamp by kittykat01 The Doctor by BlueRavenAngel Supernatural stamp by kshapiro WAAAAAAH DOCTOR by CattBon Firefly by somethingunuasul Starry Stamp by Mel-Rosey Fantasy is my Reality stamp by purgatori Ravenclaw Stamp by Kileaiya Proud to be a bookworm by Vhazza:thumb166527370: owls by Folkwe:thumb160118133: DW-Little-Smile-Ten-Stamp by TwilightProwler Just Keep Trying Stamp by Mel-Rosey Nevermore stamp by PurpleTartan Poe Stamp by Xydove Nevermore Stamp by SailorSolar:thumb110833612: Steampunk Stamp by StampMakerLKJ Wishful Thinking by whispwill Studio Ghibli Stamp by smileystamps
Here is my Moon Thief done by other amazing artists!
New Boss by DolphyDolphiana Little Moon Thief by FoxandRabbitPress Thief of the Moon by Starquilled One is Not Enought by AndromedasWitchery Dreaming Moons by AndromedasWitchery

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Favourite Movies
Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Pirates of the Caribbean 1,2 & 3 (not 4 though..) Sherlock Holmes
Favourite TV Shows
Doctor Who, Sherlock, Firefly, Supernatural, and anime! Durarara!!, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Cowboy Bebop & Baccano! are my favorites.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
James Blunt, Coldplay, S.J. Tucker, Goo Goo Dolls, Heather Dale, Fleetwood Mac, U2
Favourite Books
Too many to list! But lots!!
Favourite Writers
Dianna Wynne Jones, Frances Hardinge, Cassandra Clare, Tamora Pierce, Holly Black
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, Pastels and Paintbrushes
Other Interests
Horses, the horse's hoof, equine behaviour, history, reading

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Hello my dears, How are you all coping? Today I thought I might share a special on my etsy store This includes commissions, my books are currently open ;) Stay healthy :tighthug:
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Suffer from any hand pain from drawing/painting? If so, &nbsp;how do you deal with it? Also do you practice painting or drawing at all with your non dominant hand? My drawing hand started paining last week and has gradually got worse, even though I have been trying to favoure it and use my left hand more. I went to the doctor today, and was told it was from over use and gave me a wrist brace. The weird thing is that I had extra work at my job last week and didn't do much painting at all, and also can't think of any that would cause it to be over used.. :shrug: I really hope it's nothing more serious that's been over looked. I now have several c
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Hey guys! Sorry I have been terribly inactive lately, been incredibly busy and somewhat stressed out. And all my engergy has been going elsewhere and unfortunately I haven't had much time for dA :( so if any of my watches are seeing this thanks for sticking with me you don't know how &nbsp;much your support and kind comments mean to me! huge thank you &nbsp;:tighthug: I may not be very active on dA any more but I have been very active in my creativity, and reached a new level of consistency that I have never had before! :happybounce: I'm no longer waiting around for my muses whispers, I'm doing the work even when I don't feel like it! It's actually
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Thanks so much for the Favs, your support is greatly appreciated <3<3<3

thank u very much for faving again Siobhan, appreciated.Heart
Thanks for the fav :)

Due to quarantine i'm not working, so i've reopened  COMMISSIONS: if you want one check out the COMMISSION SHEET and send me a note!

Also i can't stay without doing something and i've started another suggestion thread about Mermaids, if you want to comment it will help me to fight this quarantine:…

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Tabby is happy about +fav  very much for faving again Siobhan. Heart
No need to thank me, its my pleasure :hug:
Daisy thank you so much for faving again Siobhan. pastel hearts emoji