cow paintings by cow artist Jackie Spurrier
I started painting cows in 2002 after a meaningful chat with a Hereford in a field in Norfolk. We (me and the cow, Spike) bonded over a barbed wire fence. She snorted sweet breaths at me through her velvety nostrils as a globule of spittle dangled from her whiskery chin. I determined then that I would paint her and one cow painting led to another ...
Living in Dorset, I am never short of a willing model. Peering over a five bar gate or hedge, the inquisitive cows are keen to provide a snort and a dribble at the camera lens.
As a 'cow artist', I prefer to think of my cow paintings as portraits, trying to capture the cow's personality whilst exploring their colour and texture. I hope you enjoy meeting the cows on this website.