I have been drawing from early age. When I was in my teens I attended an oilpainting class.
A friend asked me to paint her saluki. Over the years I have painted friends dogs, a lot of salukis as you can see.
I am mostly self-tought.
Wanting to learn more I began with watercolour realising how fun it was, in 2015 I attended a Workshop with the world known painter Anders Andersson.
Inspired by the world of watercolour I am experimenting with my dog paintings but also exploring other subjects.
I bought my first saluki in 1989, a stunning particolor bitch. She was soon to be followed by two more bitches.
My mother bought her first 1999. We have had several wonderful salukis over the years. From kennel Zarrin, Volante, Backlava's and Ritzas.
My mother and I are co-partners in kennel Afifa. Our first litter was born 2011.
We breed salukis for shows and coursing but mostly as wonderful lifecompanions.
Mariell & Ingrid Turesson