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Elspeth Guthrie 

Horse & Pet Portrait Artist

 Elspeth is a self taught artist and has been drawing horses, dogs and various other animals for her own pleasure for over 30 years .She is a member of Open Studios Ayrshire and has exhibited in local  galleries, including The Maclauren at Rozelle, Greenheart Gallery and Off the Wall in Ayr, Many Thanks in Mauchline and the Wellington Gallery in Kilmarnock. In 2015 Elspeth's painting "Tenderness" which can be seen in the website gallery. won the Art and Joy award at the North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition. Elspeth runs a gallery along with another two local Ayrshire artists at the National Trust for Scotland's prestigious Culzean Castle and Country Park in South Ayrshire. The Coach House Gallery can be found in the Clocktower courtyard opposite the castle and is open to the public from April to October, Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Winter opening hours are From November til March -  Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 4pm. The gallery sells a range of high quality original artwork, prints and cards and regularly exhibits various local artist's work. Visitors are always welcome and if you wish to discuss a commission Elspeth will be happy to discuss your requirements.  As her work is now in high demand Elspeth can now only take a limited number of commissions each year. Her 2016 list is now closed and there are only a few places left on her 2017 list

Use the 'contact us' link at the top of the page to message me and I will get back to you as soon as I can to discuss your portrait requirements. 

 Having a beautiful portrait of a precious horse, pony or companion pet brings so much pleasure and joy to the owner. Elspeth considers it a priviledge to be able to provide such a service.  She works in various mediums including pastels, oils and charcoal or graphite pencil. Working in a Realist style to produce portraits that are detailed and lifelike she can work from your photographs which either you can provide in consultation with her or if you live near enough she will come and visit your pet or horse.

Please contact Elspeth to discuss your requirements.


Giclee Prints are now available of many of the paintings on the website. To buy please use the contact link at the top of the page. 

10% of profits from the sale of "Hare" print will go to Onekind an organisation that is working to protect Scotlands beautiful Mountain Hares.