Claire Kitcher – New Forest Artist

I have been a professional artist for over 30 years and am very lucky to live in the village of Sway in the stunning and ever-changing New Forest in Hampshire, southern England.

Spending my life riding my horse and walking my dogs, I have always been surrounded by the inspiring forest and coastal views. The new forest commoner’s free-roaming stock of ponies, cattle, donkeys, pigs and sheep intermingled with the secretive deer and wildlife make this area the perfect location for artists!

I enjoy working in all mediums, pencil, watercolour, oils, pastels and digital art. The forest and animals are my main subject intended as wall art, framed paintings and prints. I also really enjoy playing and love creating quirky fun pictures for some light relief which are more suitable for cards and gifts.

Many of my older projects have been included on my archive’s pages. I hope you find these of some interest. It is certainly fun for me looking back in time. In the Blog, I will show my current work and as new pictures are completed they will be added to the gallery. For extra interest, maps will be included when possible to show the location of the painting.

I have previously exhibited both on my own and with other artists including; The Woodlanders Art Group in Burley, the New Forest and Hampshire County Show in Brockenhurst, Litchfield Gallery in Lymington, Beaulieu Fine Arts Gallery, Baccarat in London and the New Forest Museum in Lyndhurst. I am a member of the Society of Equestrian Artists.

Most of my originals are sold through exhibitions, but if you are interested in a particular piece, then please feel free to contact me directly.

Prints, cards and gifts are available from Red Bubble. Click here for further details or to view the range. New images will be added regularly.

If you would like to know more about me and my painting story, please see the ‘About Me’ page.

Finally, thank you for visiting and I do hope you enjoy my artwork.

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Claire Kitcher – New Forest Artist