Pets and their personalities are just as different from each other as their owners are. I love to capture the singular aspects of each and here are some examples of that. Commissions shown here are in several media, including Oil, Pencil, Colour Pencil and Acrylic. To commission your own, please contact me for a quote. I can also take the photographs if needed, distance permitting. You can email your queries to me at [email protected] for a fast response or call in the UK on 07510 820486.
Luke is a very handsome dog, whom I have shown here sitting in his favourite spot guarding the front door. He has a very intense expression which I have tried to capture in this piece.
I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing the exuberant Alfie at his lovely home in the West Sussex countryside. We chose this shot of him looking rather dreamy for his portrait here!
Max was a Police dog and extremely handsome and imposing looking. I did this Oil painting for his handler and owner as a memorial when he finally passed on; after a very productive and happy life.
This little Lhasa Apsa was one of the sweetest, most affectionate dogs I have ever met! However she turned into a holy terror when we went outside for her photo shoot! Leading her Mom and I a merry dance as she cavorted through mud, weeds and general muck. Here she is, all cleaned up and gorgeous... and looking just a tiny bit guilty maybe?!
Harrison belongs to the owners of my local Pub. He is an extremely popular presence there and often has his own dish of beer at the bar! He is a great character and I really loved painting him, though he avoided me for ages after this, as during our photo shoot he was kept waiting for his walk a good hour!
Another one that was great fun to do the photo shoot for. It was lovely meeting and playing with them all. This large portrait was commissioned by their owner as a surprise gift for his girlfriend.The breeds are Dalmatian, Bichon Frise and the ever lugubrious Bassett Hound. Because this was a rush commission and time was short, I did the under-painting in Acrylic and finished off with Oil.
Arwen was a lovely Calico cat who sadly fell foul of a car. This Portrait of her, based on an early photograph, was commissioned as a memorial by her loving family.
This drawing was commissioned as a birthday gift for his owner by two of her staff. Out of the many photos from our shoot, they chose this one as it captured a quirky look which is very characteristic of him apparently. I drew him in part of the grounds of the delightful country estate where he lives.
This Portrait was commissioned for her daughter by a lady living in rural France. I loved the cheeky, watchful expression on this little chap's face and he was a delight to draw.
This is a Portrait of my niece's rescue dog, the handsome and rather regal, Barney. It was commissioned as a Christmas present by her husband and now hangs in pride of place above the mantel. Credit is due here also to Lisa Graham for her amazing reference photograph .
This is a portrait done from several photographs to celebrate the life of Leo, the lovely ginger cat here who is very missed by his humans. He is shown here sitting with his companion; the pretty little Zoe on the family sofa. For this painting I also did the framing.
Barney - Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"
Barney - Oil Portrait, 18" x 22" framed.
Max - Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"
Max - original photograph, client's photo
Alfie - Color pencil and watercolor 16" x 20"
Alfie - photo reference, my photo shoot
Luke - Graphite and pencil 12" x 16"
Luke - photo reference, my photo shoot
Bailey - Color pencil 12" x 16"
Bailey - client's reference photo
Harrison - Oil on Canvas 18" x 14"
Harrison - reference photo, my photo shoot
Ziggy - Graphite and pencil 12" x 16"
Ziggy - reference photo from my photo shoot
Yeshi - Graphite and pencil 16" x 12"
Arwen - Color pencil 12" x 16"
Marvin, Jack and Brunel Oil on Canvas 28" x 18"
This portrait, chosen by the Clients from my own photoshoot with Bertie, was the first Watercolour Portrait I'd done in a few years. He is rather dramatic and flamboyant looking and it was fun both meething him and also working in this medium again.