Brighton based artist Emma Gray hand paints beautiful portraits of animals on wood. She has been an animal lover since she was a kid, she grew up around various kinds of creatures that had an influence on her work. Other influences for her paintings are cameo brooches, Victorian miniatures and her lifelong love for children's illustrators such as Beatrix Potter and Kit Williams.
All the animals in her paintings have names and personalities. For example, Myrtle the owl is a lady with fancy taste who enjoys tea parties. Isaac is a philosophical sheep - a calm, wise chap. Her online store - Menagerie has original paintings on scalloped wood, some come framed ready to hang.