For the Love of a Beautiful Dog

Roy was a much loved family member. He had died in 2019 and left a big hole in the family’s heart. I was approached to paint Roy early this year as a gift for the client’s husband. It is difficult to paint the soul of an animal you have not met and this was a…

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Another Successful Pet Portrait.

I have just returned from delivering a Pet Portrait of a White Faced Cockatiel, to a new client. This was a difficult one again as I only had some photos to go by. Gus is not just a pet. He is Kevin’s mate. Kevin is one of those lovely people who trusted the artist in…

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A Cat Portrait on a Small Canvas.

Princess Nerida was a rescue cat. She had been very badly knocked about and the new owners have loved her back to physical health and almost given her back her fearlessness. She has the most unusual markings and was a challenge to paint. The owners have a small home and wanted a small painting to…

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Portrait of a Beautiful Silver Poodle

I was commissioned to paint this beautiful, sweet natured poodle as a Christmas gift.   It never ceases to amaze me how special family pets are.  This little lady is not only a very pretty dog, she is highly intelligent.   On the day we met Abby she was initially very curious, then pretended to be a little coy until she…

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A Beautiful Red Dog

  This is Flash.  One of life’s most beautiful animals.  Following major surgery my amazing nephew picked Falsh from a litter of beautiful Kelpies.  It was an instantaneous connection.  Flash was instrumental in Duncan’s recovery.  Flash became such a part of the family that all of us all over the country connected with him whenever we were…

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Painting Two Different Dogs in Acrylic

What a lovely challenge.  The owners of these 2 very different dogs asked if they could be painted together.  The under colour is so important as this is the platform on which to build.  Black dogs are not black.  The light reflecting from the coat gives off a range of colours and tones which follow the…

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The difference a quality frame makes.

I completed the beautiful Charlie recently.  He was the sweetest, most loved little dog who passed away last year.   Narelle asked me to have my framer frame the portrait.   We also decided to place Charlie’s dog tag on the frame as a special memento.  Well you be the judge.  I think they have done an outstanding job. …

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Jack Russell Painting

I have completed the painting of Russie the Jack Russell.  I have painted Rus’s portrait before.  She is the lovely face on the right.  She is a beautiful happy and very energetic little dog with personality to burn.  The second portrait was commissioned for the owner’s beautiful granddaughter.   Check it out.  It is a good example of…

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The Look in a Pet’s Eyes

If you own a pet you will know that they have a different way of looking at you from the way they look at anyone else.  This is essential knowledge if a true pet portrait is to be painted for you.  (Also if you are to paint one.)   I have owned 2 beautiful labrador cross…

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