Amanda Drage Art
Animal Art & Pet Portraiture
Inspirational artists, friends and acquaintances, and those who have helped me in my artistic endeavours can all be found here.
Favourite Artist Websites
A huge thank you to Merel Bormans, who has offered the use of her beautiful photographs as references.
Many of my drawings and paintings could not have been possible without her help.
Many thanks to Kelly of deviantART, whose photographs of birds and big cats have also
helped immensely in producing several of my artworks.
Thank you to Colourize-stock, Breathless-dk and Jello88 of deviantART for providing stunning
and high-quality equine stock photography, that I have had the pleasure to use many times.
Thanks to redbeard31 of deviantART, aka Roger Brandt, for allowing me to study and
paint his photographs of big cats - the snow leopards have been especially fun.
Also thanks to the following, for the use of photographic references:
Please note - All reference images were used with permission. Images from the sites listed here are not to be used without the prior written permission
of the photographer. Please always respect copyrights. The internet is not a free-for-all!
Ainslie Gilles - www.ainsliegartistry.com
Diana Bloemendal - www.imadia.nl
Nat Oldham - www.the-other1.deviantart.com
Robin Benefiel - www.hoodsey.deviantart.com
Kim Stambaugh, for reference of CW River of Gold.
Lastly, thank you to anyone I may have missed whose photographic references have helped me along the way.
I couldn't have done it without any of you, and I am always grateful.
Links & Thanks
The Gallery - Sutton Bonington
A selection of my work can be seen here. Fantastic place to visit, a treasure trove of artworks and locally handcrafted items.
On The Edge Picture Framing
All of my framing work and prints are done here, excellent service.
Thank you to Warren Shaw - Sonic & Visual Artist for helping get my website off the ground, hanging my work for shows because I am not to be trusted with power tools, the photo trips, the art rants, and everything else in between. :)
Elwin van der Kolk
Judi Kent Pyrah
Jenny Moed Korpela
Heather L. Gilbraith
Nancy Pingree Hoover