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Spaniels and more spaniels

April has been a busy month for me. I completed two beautiful spaniels for  a surprise birthday present for an existing customer. These will be on the website from May 2nd. I t was interesting to hear the gentleman who commissioned the portrait say how nervous he was to see the painting. I thought as it was his second time using me and I know how pleased he was on the first occasion, his confidence in me would be fine but some people really do worry about how their favorite animals will turn out. And that is perfectly understandable.    My husbands tries to re assure customers that ” my portrait will look just like that photo she is using only a bit bigger!”

You will note Mia on my website. Mia is no longer with us and the customers were so grateful and so emotional about their portrait. It just reminded me how precious our pets are to us and what a hole they leave when they head to the kennel in the sky.

Teddy, just added to the site, is a super example of a Lucas Terrier pet portrait. I first worked for his owners a few years ago. Its always great when clients come back to me.

My daughter Ran is a young aspiring art director at a London advertising agency. She is an accomplished artist and I put an example of her work onto my front page because if you are looking for a pencil sketch I would suggest you ask her through me to send you her prices and details. A slightly less cost option to consider and trust me she is good. But then I am Mum !! Below is her picture of a local Public House which the owners were thrilled about.

Rans Pic


She loves drawing and painting. Here she is below painting with Anneka Rice on the Jubilee River Pageant Day. A print of her work was given to the Pageant Master himself as a birthday gift.

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April is lambing time and I have been out with the camera photographing skipping lambs. I hope I get time to paint them! I have also been working on a number of local village scenes. Different for me and I will share them with you shortly.

Finally if you are a gardener I hope your plants are growing better than mine. It is still so cold out isn’t it!

Until next time! …  I am off to continue working on  a Black Labrador Pet Portrait for someones wedding present.


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