Monday, 19 December 2011

A lovely spaniel portrait

Taken this on my iPhone so not sure if the colours are quite true. There seems to be a light flare from my lamp?

Friday, 16 December 2011

A lovely beagle.

A Christmas present on his way to a new home. I love him, hope they do too.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Tilly, the lovely cocker spaniel.

I loved drawing Tilly, a tri-coloured cocker spaniel, her very unsual colouring makes a very striking portrait. Thanks Tilly!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Briard and Saluki

Well, the background won, so here's the work in progress. What do you think so far.

These two make an interesting pair

This is todays challenge, what do you think about a background, yes or no?

Friday, 9 September 2011

Hello and my Greetings cards are in Poole at Studio Art Shop

The lovely Studio Art Shop, next to 'Lush' handmade cosmetics, ( you can smell the Lush shop before you see it! ) are stocking my greetings cards. Pop in and say hello! They do a great range of art materials and will always be full of helpful suggestions on things that will help you develop your arty talents!

Studio Art Shop 
31 High Street, Poole, Dorset BH15 1AB01202 686662 

Friday, 20 May 2011

Day 2 Devon County Show

I'm drawing on Devon Life's Stand which is near the sponsors pavilion @DevonCountyShow .This is one a River Cottage's pig - just had to draw him!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Drawing day 1 at Devon County Show

Artist in residence makes Western Morning News - page 3!

Todays pictures from Devon County Show write up!

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Monday, 16 May 2011

My new Flag!

Nina Squire does exactly what it says on the flag! ;-)
Come see me and my new flag at Devon County Show this week! 

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Working on a Pastel scene.

This beautiful view greets a lovely couple each morning. I'm just beginning to feel happy with it. What do you think so far.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Lady birds from St James!

If you can, pop into Stewarts to see the lovely display of children's work from our school project, Little Green Fingers. Stewarts landscaping supplied the pebbles for painting which look great! I love the pebble lady birds in the artificial grass!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Felted flower meadows for Walford Mill Craft Centre

This beautiful felt flower meadow was created by the children of St James Primary, Gaunts Common, Wimborne. Stewarts Garden Centre funded both the materials and the workshop artist facilitator, Nina Squire, as part of their art education program, Little Green Fingers, which aims to educate children in the benefit of encouraging wildlife and improve our environment through growing. The finished felt panel has been donated to Walford Mill Craft Centre to raise valuable funds for their new building project. It will auctioned at the 'Silver' exhibition from June 25th- July 31st, please visit for more information

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Drawing cocker spaniels in the sunshine!

Its not bad working outside in this weather, makes up for hail and rain last time! Hey ho!
I liked my photo but not the metal gate so trying to create a wooden, more aesthetic one! What do you think so far?

Friday, 18 March 2011

Felt making at All saints Guides Group in Poole.

We've been working with local guide groups to create felted wall hangings. It was a great team activity and the kids loved the felt flower meadows and all wanted to do some more!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Felted panels at St Ives First School

We made fabulous felted flower panels after looking at pictures of the flower meadow designed by Stewarts Garden Centre at the New Forest Show for inspiration. The kids and teachers learnt a new skill and these panels will be a great display when they dry. 

Friday, 11 March 2011

Friendship poles for St Johns.

I've been working with St Johns In Wimborne to make outdoor art that celebrates the friends and fun they have in school. We're looking forward to seeing the finished pieces outside in their newly designed garden. Stewarts Garden Centre donated all the materials for the project through our partnership project, Little Green Fingers. More info 01258 458803

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Hairy hound portrait

Just had this lovely message from Poppy's owners. Thanks, Maggie, here she is!
Hi Nina

A rather belated happy new year!  We adore the portrait of Poppy, our hairy hound, and proudly show it off to friends and neighbours, but haven't found her on your website or blog.

best wishes,
Maggie Welsh

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


Drawing more images for cards and prints. These lovely ladies are from Barford Farm, nr. Wimborne. A great place for ice-cream! What do you think so far?