Artist Clare Parkes Creates Beautiful Portraits of Pets and Wildlife

Clare Parkes is the artist behind these incredible and life-like portraits of animals. She paints both pets and wildlife and manages to show the animal’s character through art.

“I am a self-taught wildlife and pet portrait artist specializing in pastels,” Parkes writes on her profile at Artists and Illustrators. “I discovered my love of drawing whilst on maternity leave and it has become a huge passion of mine. I have spent the last ten years working as a wax figure painter at Madame Tussauds in London, but my dream is to pursue drawing full time.”

“I live in Buckinghamshire with my two-year-old son Oscar and having grown up surrounded by beautiful countryside I have always loved wildlife and the outdoors. I enjoy capturing the emotion and personality of each animal in my drawings.”

Enjoy her work below!