Sculpture, Original Works of Art & Limited Edition Prints 

Charcoal Study of Hounds - Original

by Josie Appleby



  • Original, Charcoal on Paper
  • Framed
  • Signed Josie Appleby
  • Image, 65.0 x 90.5cm approximately
  • Framed, 78.5 x 109.0cm approximately

This original painting by Josie Appleby is framed in a hand finished 8.5cm wide frame and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.


Hand finished frames give a unique character to an original painting as an almost infinite combination of profiles, finishes and colours are possible.

Standard framing involves cutting and joining pre-finished mouldings to make the frame.

Hand finished framing requires a skilled craftsman who will first select a suitable frame profile which is cut and joined to make a bare wood frame.  The frame is then finished using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.  Depending on the finish chosen a frame may take many days to complete as component layers are built up to achieve the desired result. 

The result is a completely bespoke frame made to uniquely complement the original painting.  To this end, no two hand finished frames are ever exactly the same.


Born in London in 1991, Josie Appleby was educated at Watford Grammar School for Girls and later attended ‘Instituto Marangoni’ - one of the most credible fashion schools in Europe. She was offered an internship at British luxury Fashion House, Alexander McQueen, after just her first year of a graduate degree.

Along with her creative success, Josie experienced several tragedies through the years. She found solace in the care and company of horses, and refining her craft creating portraits and commissions, which were greatly received by the equestrian community.

Having also undertaken 2 years of an Equine Sports Therapy degree her deep understanding and knowledge of the subject and her profound passion and flair for art and design is clear to see in her wonderfully atmospheric paintings. Her paintings are layered with beautiful sentimentality, each begun using the favoured tools of her late father, and capturing her adoration for the subject in a contrast of vulnerability and strength.


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