Mary Herbert, artist

pictures of horses and ponies in the gallery of equine portraits pictures of dogs in the gallery of canine portraits pictures of cats and more in the gallery of other work pictures of people and more in the gallery of other work


Introducing Mary Herbert, animal and portrait artist...

I’m a full time professional artist based in Ceredigion, Wales, originally from Leicestershire. I specialise in pastel portraits.  I love to paint animals, especially horses and dogs, and I’m always happy to consider commissioned portrait work of any animal or person. I also offer tuition

Here on my website, you can discover more about me and my art in the ‘Insight’ section, or simply browse my horse pictures, dog pictures, and other commissioned artwork in the portrait galleries.

To find out more about commissioning a portrait, click here

If you’d like to discuss a portrait, have any comments to make, or there is anything you’d like to ask me that isn’t in the information section, please feel free to contact me.


Mary Herbert's Paintings


Latest News & Upcoming Events...


Origin exhibition, 8 Oct-25 Nov

By invitation of Origin, King Street, Carmarthen, I’m exhibiting several artworks in the upstairs gallery from October 8th to November 25th.  Origin is open Monday to Saturday 10-5 and is a large mixed gallery showing a wide range of quality work from local artists and makers.


Give Us A Kiss by Mary Herbert

Minerva Gallery, Llanidloes, 24th Oct-8th Nov

I’m exhibiting three of my horse paintings as part of the ‘Autumn Collection’ group exhibition with Mid Wales Arts / Celf Canolbarth Cymru.  The show is at the Minerva Gallery, High Street, Llanidloes and is open daily from 24th October to 8th November 2016.


Dancing In The Spotlight by Mary Herbert

SEA Exhibition, Newmarket, 21 Nov-4 Dec

I’m entering new work in the Society of Equestrian Artists’ Annual Exhibition ‘The Horse In Art’ which will be held at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House in Newmarket. The exhibition is open daily from 21st November to 4th December 2016


On Top Of Warren Hill by Mary Herbert

Video of Cat’s eye in Pastel Close Up

I’ve had some requests to make a close-up video which shows my technique, so here’s a short demo of an enlarged view of a cat’s eye


Video of Grey Arabian Horse pastel painting in progress

another time lapse video



Online Shop for Mary Herbert’s Originals and Prints - now open

I’ve set up a web gallery where you can browse and buy pictures “off the peg” directly from the studio.  Easy online ordering and PayPal payment.  Visit Villa Gallery


Portrait portfolio pictures

My portrait portfolio galleries are full of commissioned paintings: take a look at the horses and dogs, as well as the cats, people, sketches and combined portraits.


Portfolio of Horse Portraits
Portfolio of Dog Portraits
People, Sketches, Combined Portraits



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