Discover & support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’, plus by exploring the OSNotts website and by visiting them in their studios and workplaces around the county & city on the dates stated.

  • Elsa will be guesting at the Open Studio of Susan Isaac on 11-12 June, 11 to 5 (East Notts, venue 17)

    • Light refreshments + Cafe nearby on the Saturday.
    • Parking available on site.

Elsa Rickett-Trueman - profile ACRYLIC PAINTINGS & PEN DRAWINGS
Stylised dog & animal portraits in acrylic & pen.
Guest at High Farm, 20 Main Street, UPTON NG23 5ST
i: elsamegan
f: Paws Four Art


Now based in the small farming village of Upton where I grew up, I did manage to move away for a short time to university where I studied Fine Art and the History of Art in Oxford Brookes. Following this I returned to Nottinghamshire and worked at Rufford Art Gallery for about a year, before going back to university to study museums and galleries at Nottingham Trent University. I then took the big step of moving out of our family farm, to my own farm cottage down the road with my lovely new husband who shares my love of animals – in particular dogs. After completely filling the house with dog imagery, he convinced me to start sharing my paintings with the rest of the world.


My studio is a corner of our downstairs living room – I have two young children and work around them!

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At its simplest – I paint dogs and other animals! When I first began my practice my main focus was on canine portraits and although they remain at the core of my work, I have subsequently completed commissioned work on an increasing range of other animal portraits. My style has its roots in pop art but has developed to be much more illustrative, using a mix of acrylics and pen.

Recent commissioned work:

If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.


Elsa at work:

Samples of Elsa drawing are on her Instagram feed: