Catherine louise halliday HS 

I have always loved being creative and spend some of my happiest hours drawing and painting.  I began by depicting botanical subjects where I found pen and ink suited me the best, but I always had a tendency to draw my subjects smaller than life size, which I thought a weakness.  


Then I discovered miniature painting by chance when my dad was doing a jigsaw taken from a painting by Tracy Hall, who is a miniature artist, and he suggested this might be something I would enjoy.  This planted the seed of an idea and with further research on-line and with books borrowed from my local library, I began tentatively to have a go. 

I started with landscapes and flowers but had always had a hankering to try portraiture,  having dabbled on a larger scale years before.  I began in pencil, then watercolour, using any good quality photos I could find to practice from and with many mistakes along the way I started to improve.  From the photograph, usually on my iPad, I create a fairly detailed pencil drawing on Bristol board.  I then use small controlled strokes, working from light to dark and gradually building up the tones and making any adjustments until I am happy.

I now concentrate on miniature portraits in pencil and have exhibited with the Hilliard Society and the Royal Miniature Society since 2013 and am happy to accept commissions.

CATHERINE LOUISE HALLIDAY miniature artist
Ava Rose
CATHERINE LOUISE HALLIDAY miniature artist
John Luca
CATHERINE LOUISE HALLIDAY miniature artist
Sarah
CATHERINE LOUISE HALLIDAY miniature artist
Ruth
CATHERINE LOUISE HALLIDAY miniature artist
Michel Roux Jr
CATHERINE LOUISE HALLIDAY miniature artist
William