Poppy Sproul

Poppy Sproul is an Equine and Pet Portrait Artist based in Cornwall. Her artwork aims to communicate both the spirit and sensitivity of the animal in a realistic format using the medium of acrylics.

About the Artist

Poppy Sproul is an Equine and Pet Portrait Artist based in Cornwall. Her artwork aims to communicate both the spirit and sensitivity of the animal in a realistic format using the medium of acrylics.

Poppy devotes her spare time to walking coastlines, exploring woodlands and spending time with and gaining a deeper understanding of animals. “Time spent within natural spaces invariably slows the pace of the mind, diffuses the drive for instant outcomes and resculptures a perception of the society of which we live in. One is no longer a spectator, but is instead entwined in every movement and motion of nature as part of an intricate and continual system. I am ceaselessly in awe of animals, especially horses, by their spirit, majestic nature, and all that they continue to teach me”.

Photography as a medium also plays an important role in the process of producing the artistic outcomes by capturing and conveying a singular and fleeting moment in an instance. When in the studio, Poppy combines her passion for painting with the skills acquired from gaining a degree in Marine & Natural History Photography to create outcomes that portray close attention to detail using photographic references.

Additionally, the incorporation of sustainability within her practice, such as eco-friendly alternatives, is fundamental. “I believe it is wholly important to be aware of the environmental implications within practices such as photography and art; sustainable ways in which the natural environment can be captured should be fundamental to ensure other parts of nature are not being sacrificed in the process”.

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