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Charlotte Keelan

My passion for drawing was re-kindled about two years ago following a chance conversation at the school gates. My friend wanted a pencil drawing of her son, as a special Christmas gift for his grandmother.

This resulted in other people commissioning portraits of their babies, children and family groups. I set aside any spare time I could - as a busy working mum - to indulge my love of drawing.

I also love animals and have memories of cats and dogs always being part of our family as I grew up. I played with them, cared for them and of course observed them. Watching their behaviour and humorous antics continues to provide endless inspiration.

From portraits of children it has seemed a natural progression for me to draw the animals I love - specifically cats, dogs and horses.