Drawing and painting – a personal invitation to you. Watercolour on paper.

Anne D'Alton's Artworks, buildings, Car illustratiion, cartoon, contemporary art, Drawing and Painting Classes, illustrtation, ink, ink drawing, Landscap[es, Line and wash, motoring artwork, Nude, oil painting, painting, pencil and crayon, Pencil drawing/, portrait, Still life

Drawing and painting are therapeutic, creative, educational  and above all, hugely enjoyable occupations.   My Studio (just 35 mins. from Rennes) is open to visitors all year round and you are welcome to enjoy the 2 hour (1-2-1) highly acclaimed  art sessions that I hold (indoors and outdoors) during the year.   For further information, please fill in the form below and e-mail it to me.    For artists and non-artists, there is residential accommodation too.






Anne D'Alton's Artworks, illustrtation, Pencil drawing/

To most people, the mere mention of the word “Portrait” conjures up a heavy oil painting featuring some-one else’s relative, peering gloomily out from a dulled gilded frame!

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Portraits, as with all other forms of artwork, can be executed in a myriad of different materials, on a broad variety of materials and encompassing an even wider spectrum of subjects.

I have, of course, illustrated a number of portraits in oils and also in acrylics, but to my mind, the humble pencil, “lifted” by the judicious use of a little ink and colour, can and will, transform this unpretentious form of portraiture, into something extra special.

To emphasise my point, I have included two recent canine drawings, each done with an ordinary HB pencil on 240 grade paper.   However, as you will notice, I have deliberately made a feature of the eyes, chosing to do them in ink and colour, in order to bring each of the dog’s heads to life.    Plus, in order NOT to “muddy the waters” so to speak, I have not filled in any background detail whatsoever, leaving the head with their bright eyes, free to catch the viewer’s attention.   I hope you enjoy these artworks, and please do hot hesitate to contact me, if and when you have any drawing or painting enquiries.

My studio will be open  from July onwards and you will be more than welcome to see my various artworks on view and to chat about them .  Please contact me, however, beforehand.DalmationAlsation


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Having been trained in the old-fashioned way –  I know that building an artwork from scratch, although a slow process,  can have very satisfactory results – for the artist and the viewer/buyer.

This particular Motoring Artwork depicts the late, amazing, Scottish Rally Driver, Colin McRae, MBE. World Rally Champion, with his Subaru Impreza WRC.   To complete the artwork, I have added in two further details, one, the Family Crest overwritten with a short written script and the other, the Flag of Scotland.

It took two months plus to complete this artwork and I hope you enjoy it.

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Anne D'Alton's Artworks, illustrtation, ink drawing, motoring artwork

When you paint a subject you understand, it tends to look good.   And I like the results of this watercolour, featuring the wonderful Bugatti 35B, shown here, cornering hard at La Sarthe corner at Le Mans.

Bugatti in full flight

Bugatti 35B in full flight



Anne D'Alton's Artworks, illustrtation, motoring artwork

This is an original, but immaculate, 1952, Jaguar XK 140.   And this lady, comes in B L A C K.

.    As a background fitting to the elegance of this wonderful classic vehicle, I have painted in the famous Mont. St. Michel, one of Brittany’s most iconic landmarks.

   The actual size of this motoring artwork is 42cm x 30cm.

The lady in Black

The lady in Black



Anne D'Alton's Artworks, illustrtation, painting

If you would like to commission an artwork, please contact me at :- adalton6@gmail.com    I am always happy to discuss (and advise on) a Client’s project

Please Note.   Commissioned artworks remain the property of the Artist (Anne D’Alton) until paid for, in-full.  Payment is accepted via Pay Pal.

My artworks range in size from Greeting Card upwards: from work executed on high grade art paper to fully primed and stretched canvas.  The materials I use are Artists’ quality – watercolours, oils, acrylics and inks.



Anne D'Alton's Artworks, illustrtation, motoring artwork

I genuinely enjoy drawing and painting my artworks though it has taken me a while to establish my favourite subject – which is motoring artwork.

Keeping her Lit.

Keeping her Lit.

Add this to my interest in draughtsmanship and my own, admittedly “interesting” style of illustration, and you have…..a Motoring Artist who does indeed paint her artwork, from the heart.



Anne D'Alton's Artworks, illustrtation, motoring artwork, painting

.   Gouache,  I rarely use as it dries out very quickly in this warm climate and I am not enamoured with the rather chalky effect it produces.   However, it is in the line of an artist’s work to experiment and in this case, I used this medium, on grained paper, and am quite happy with the result.

The work in question is a painting of Aston Martin’s glorious DB3S, circa l955, in full song on a circuit.  For additional interest, however, I added in the Shell and the Castrol banner of that particular period.

Sight, sound and smell of yesteryear.

Sight, sound and smell of yesteryear.



Anne D'Alton's Artworks, Landscap[es, painting

Water and mountains

The example that I have shown here was painted on cardboard (primed with 3 coats white mat ) and then painted in ordinary emulsion to create the artwork.



Anne D'Alton's Artworks, illustrtation, portrait, watercolour

It is useful to have a photographic record of the works of art you have for sale.   These can be A4 size, printed in colour on good quality photographic paper and placed into  clear plastic folders, with the artwork  visible on one side of the folder and details and the price of the work, on the other side.   Remember to have a copyright stamp on all your photographed artwork and that all the works bear your signature.

Keep a  notepad to hand for commission, etc., queries and contact numbers.    And, remember  to respond to these enquiries, Sometimes the most discreet queries come from the most important clients.