about me

Hello! I’m Cherry, a coloured pencil wildlife and pet portrait artist based in Hertfordshire, England. I started my art business in the winter of 2017 and have had the absolute pleasure of drawing hundreds of pets over the years.

I create hand-drawn bespoke artwork, from photos, using professional coloured pencils to capture your beautiful pets and wildlife on paper. My love of drawing started in secondary school – it always fascinated me how artists could make such realistic work and I’ve been a hoarder of sketchbooks and art supplies since.

Having completed my foundation degree in illustration at Hertfordshire University in 2016, I quickly became engrossed with coloured pencils – drawing before, during and after work. I couldn’t get enough! It was another 18 or so months before I quit my job and jumped straight in the deep end with Cherry Watson Illustration.

To find out how to commission artwork of your own pet, check out my commissions page. You can also browse through my available pieces, including prints, originals and a range of greeting cards right here on my website.

Keep up to date with my current pieces on my Instagram and Facebook pages – where I share work-in-progress photos and also hold the occasional artwork giveaway!

You can get in touch via email or my social media, with any and all enquiries – drop an email to info@cherrywatson.com and I’ll get back to you ASAP.