Hello, my name is Eilidh!
I am originally from Thurso in Caithness, but currently reside in Peebles in the Scottish Borders. In 2015 I moved to Glasgow where I studied for my BSc(hons) in Veterinary Biosciences, and then Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM). Now, I am studying for a PhD in Clinical Veterinary Sciences at Moredun Research Institute near Edinburgh, researching approaches to improve internal parasite control on hill and upland sheep farms.
Aside from my studies I have been drawing pet portraits for almost 10 years, starting with only graphite portraits (black and white) in 2011. Now I offer portraits in both graphite, and also in pastels to bring your pet to life in colour!
My work is displayed annually in the Society for Caithness Artist’s exhibition in Autumn. My past awards have included being nominated as a finalist, and winning 2nd in the 12-16 age category in the Pony Club’s annual art competition in 2014. In 2016 I won the “People’s Choice” award in a competition with my portrait of “Beano” the Staffordshire bull terrier (which can be seen in my gallery). This resulted in my work being featured in the Jackson’s Art blog in February 2017. Earlier in 2020, I also won “Best in Show” in the SRUC’s virtual country show with my pastel portrait of a Scottish Blackface ram.