About Dogrose & Catnip

Pet portraits by  Lynda J Rugg.

Wiltshire based pet portraits, wildlife and more in colourpencil and pastel. My name is Lynda and I live in this beautiful part of England with my husband Nick, our boxer dog Granville and 2 rescue cats, Clarence and Maisie Jo.

I always enjoyed drawing as a child and loved my art classes at school but never went any further than 'O' levels. As happens with many people, I left school, work and life took over, and  I didn't start drawing again for many years! 

Then, in 2017, I picked up a colour pencil and started drawing. I practised and gained skills by entering online challenges through magazines and websites. I was drawn by my love of animals to pet portraits and animals although my interests are varied and growing.
I work primarily in Colour Pencil and Pastel although I also use Watercolour and Gouache occasionally.

Get to know me;

I love........dogs and cats of course! Jaffa cakes....who doesn't? Long walks with my dog! Time with my husband. Shopping for 'art things'. Lasagne. Peace and quiet with just birdsong! Creating! Coffee and cakes with friends. Depeche Mode. Fresh bed linen! The Lake District, Cumbria. 

I hate........Octopus tentacles! Sitting in traffic queues, Food with 'faces'. Crowds. Slugs!. Reality TV. Doing nothing! Changing duvets!. Walking on snow and ice. Clothes and shoe shopping. Dirty T-shirts. Dexys Midnight Runners 'Come on Eileen'!