Resignation by Rosie Mark

At first glance, this pastel painting may be viewed as just a close-up of a horse’s face, but if you look closely into her eye, you will see why this beautiful animal is so resigned to her way of life, toiling out in a dusty, hot field, exhausted, dehydrated and fearful.

About the Artist

Originally from Liverpool, artist Rosie Mark now lives and works in the Clyde Valley area of central Scotland.  Her artwork focuses on animal portraits - undertaking commissions, both in the UK and further afield which she thoroughly enjoys working on – as Rosie says, “Animals and art, what’s not to love?!”  She also exhibits and sells her paintings in galleries locally, globally and online.

Following a message about the Brooke Art Exhibition & Auction and the important work that it does in improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules - from a horse-mad friend of Rosie’s – she was very keen to donate a piece of art in the hope that it will contribute to the funds and enable Brooke to continue to help these amazing animals.


(‘Resignation’ was created using a reference photo with kind permission of Lesley Charlesworth)

Resignation is framed 36x36cm (14x14”) and the image size is 23x23cm (9x9”), Resignation is painted in pastel on Pastelmat.