Claire's Pet Portraits Testimonials

Below, some of the testimonials that Claire has collected over the years are featured.

All are 100% genuine, from real people talking about work that Claire has done for them.

In places, their full names won't have been used to save their identities.

These testimonials truly reflect how happy a client is when they see Claire's work for the first time. The look on a customers face when they see their pet immortalised in a portrait remains the biggest reason that Claire continues to do what she does.

Have a read through their comments and get in touch with Claire if there are any questions.

My partner had a portrait done for my birthday of our two German Shepherds who sadly are not with us anymore and the newest family member our Cockapoo. I absolutely love it and the likeness is incredible and brings back such lovely memories it's great having them all together again! Thank you so much Claire. X

Julie L 17/07/2018

It was my wife's birthday yesterday and I would like to say a massive thank you for creating a beautiful portrait of her sadly departed spaniel, Jasper. We were both moved to tears when we saw his lovely old face looking back at us through your painting

23/09/2017

It was so lovely to see you today and I'm still on cloud nine over the picture. In truth, I nearly burst into tears when I saw dear old Skip looking so life-like and so much like he used to! I do congratulate you on a truly wonderful picture which exceeded even my high expectations! The family loved it too and we're all agreed, Finn must be done too when he's older! In the meantime, I'm going to be rearranging the furniture as this needs a more prominant wall space than the one I had planned!  LS Glos

LS 13/08/2017

Hi Claire
We gave the pic of Joey that you painted to my sister in law and husband,
They were over the moon and very tearful,
They couldn't believe the amazing likeness
to Joey, It is now framed and on her lounge wall, Once again Claire a fantastic piece of artwork,and wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to other people.
Many Thanx Alan

06/06/2017

We have just received the portrait of our beloved Chocolate Labrador and it is wonderful!  Claire has not only captured just exactly how she looks but has somehow been able to show the dog's personality as well - that slightly stubborn look in her eyes is perfect.  We cannot recommend this highly talented and delightful lady enough

17/04/2017

Having seen the animal portraits on Claire's website, she was an obvious choice to commission a painting of our ageing Labrador, Milly. And we certainly weren't disappointed. The final portrait of our dog was stunning, brilliantly capturing Milly's likeness and character - so much so that it is hard to take our eyes off it. I'm sure we'll treasure this piece for years to come. BD Northants

28/02/2017

Hi Claire M absolutely loves it!

Quotes on her birthday – “is it really a painting? It looks so real”, “if you were going to give me a painting of anything in the whole world, this is definitely the best one!”

Quote last week after hanging portrait on her bedroom wall – “it’s so lovely now to have Jessie in my room with me all night!”

It looks beautiful in the frame

Many thanks again

N        Stratford Upon Avon

31/12/2016

Hi Claire,
We're just home, had a great time in the Cotswolds, you're very lucky to live there. We just wanted to say thank you again for the drawing of our doggies, I can't stop looking at it and the detail you've gone into, its amazing. Hopefully see you again sometime, keep up the good work!
Best wishes

S and E   C  29/01/2016

31/12/2016

Claire it was an easy process dealing with you and I am really happy with the picture of pip and Bertie the wife will love it. Thank you so Much !! SB

31/12/2016

Brilliant picture, captured Poppy wonderfully.  The picture was a surprise for my husband for Christmas as we lost Poppy in September. He adores the painting, Christmas morning was emotional (a few tears) he is over the moon with the likeness to our sorely missed girl. Thank you Claire, great work and communication as we never met! LM  Wakefield

31/12/2016

HS  A very very special boy hugely missed. Lots of tears but what a memory xx Claire Stallard thank you your truly amazing  DEC 2016

31/12/2016

Hi Claire
Just got home and seen your beautiful painting of Mia. Feeling quite emotional right now. Our daughter said it perfectly - you have captured Mia's "eeyoreness". Mia always reminded us of Eeyore in personality.

Thank you again so very much.

25/04/2016

Hi Claire,
Just a quick email from the happy recipient. The portraits are fantastic and really capture Anja and Luka beautifully. The painting has pride of place and will be a constant pleasure to look at as we walk past it. I've already taken a photo of it and shown it to friends who are equally blown away by the portraits accuracy.
Thanks once again - it's a fantastic birthday present and I shall always treasure.
Best wishes
R

06/03/2016

We just wanted to say thank you again for the drawing of our doggies, I can't stop looking at it and the detail you've gone into, its amazing. Hopefully see you again sometime, keep up the good work!
S and E C Herts

25/01/2016

Well, he was totally blown away, as were our daughters and grandchildren. We were all quite emotional!  He was such a loved dog and you've managed to capture the essence of him without meeting him. N, my husband, is going to email you. Thank you clever Claire! Oh, and Happy Christmas and 2015! P

23/12/2015

Wow wow ,wow was all I could say for once I was totally speechless! The portrait of my horses is amazing. It really brought a tear to my eye. Thank you so much

12/12/2015

I'm E K , Rachel's daughter I just wanted to say thank you so much for the painting of cocoa! My mum sent me a picture of the painting and it is really lovely and I cannot wait to put it up on my wall!!
Thank you again,
E K

27/11/2015

We absolutely loved the portraits. They capture Missi and Charlie absolutely perfectly. You have a unique and special talent!
Many many thanks, J London

11/11/2015

Hi Claire
Just collected Nancy's portrait framed in a copper/bronze frame with special (expensive!) glass. Here it is in pride of place in our lounge for all to see. Thought you might like to see it.

Once again thank you so much for doing such a wonderful painting . I will treasure it forever.

Best wishes A and G and Nancy x

20/10/2015

It was good to see you last week and thank you for doing the painting of Lulu so quickly. It is a really good likeness and David and I are really pleased with it. It will be hard to keep it as a surprise for the girls on Christmas Day.... I know they will be thrilled with it.

JJ

19/10/2015

From NB Stratford

Quotes on her birthday – “is it really a painting? It looks so real”, “if you were going to give me a painting of anything in the whole world, this is definitely the best one!”

Quote last week after hanging portrait on her bedroom wall – “it’s so lovely now to have Jessie in my room with me all night!”  NB

09/09/2015

Your beautiful portrait of her has become even more precious to us as a special reminder of her presence in our lives. It will continue to hang above the space that her basket used to fill and makes us feel we haven't entirely lost her.

JH

17/10/2015

Just a quick note to say how thrilled we are with lulu's portrait, it really is marvellous and so life-like. Thank you very much again.
Kind regards,
C H

26/07/2015

Painting arrived safe and sound, we both love it and you managed to
capture all the characteristics K is over the moon with you're
painting thank you so much. Regards T

05/05/2015

Dear Claire, Just to say that Harvey arrived safely today. It is such a beautiful painting and a wonderful reminder of a very missed friend. Thank you so much

 

08/04/2015

I just wanted to let you know that I got the picture framed in time for Christmas. Jackie had no idea and when she was unwrapping it she initially thought it was a photograph as it caught Dolly so perfectly.  When finally opened Jackie was really thrilled as it was such a great image of Dolly and a perfect present.  Many thanks.

Everyone else who has seen it has been similarly impressed too and there could be some more commissions heading your way!
MG

25/12/2014

Claire Stallard is the most able artist we have ever met, second to NONE.

We now  have a wonderful portrait of our Springer Spaniel and her two puppies that is exceptional in every respect.

We will always be indebted to you for your completing the portrait to the highest possible standard.

R & S B  Warwickshire

25/01/2015

I am so thrilled with the boys’ portrait! You have caught them completely. Some of my friends have had their dogs and horses painted, but I have often thought that the artist hadn’t got the expression in the eyes right. You captured our boys exactly.

We are off to the framers tomorrow. Can’t wait to get it on the walls – there has been much discussion about where it can go so it will be well lit and in a position where we can see it most.

Thank you so much for a really beautiful piece of work – you are very talented.

In admiration, J

11/11/2014

Hi Claire, portrait arrived safe and sound,I LOVE it,thank you so much for the care you took with the picture. I,m sorry I haven't been able to speak to you in person,I feel such a fool , I've had dogs all my life and loved them all, but there was something so special about Taylor, you captured that in your painting,you can be sure, your work will be treasured always,all the very best to you and your family,thanks again,M

28/07/2014

Oh Claire he is absolutely delighted with the portrait. He said it was the best present! Thanks so much again.
S Y x

06/06/2014

Dear Claire

I just wanted to let you know how thrilled our son G was with his portrait of Monty. His face a picture itself when we presented it to him at his graduation last week. You already know how I feel about it. It really is the most sympathetic portrait of Monty, exactly capturing him in "bewildered" mode! George and the rest of the family will treasure it always.

 

30/06/2014

Hello Claire,
I said she would cry and I was right!!!
She thinks it is just fantastic (as do C and my eldest son A who were both here this weekend). Thank you so much for making her so happy.
I just need to sort a good frame out now!!.

19/05/2014

Hi Claire. The beautiful painting of Honey arrived at 12pm.

It's taken me a wee while to look at it, it's just so like her!! You have captured her gentle loving personality perfectly.

Many, many thanks again for working to such a tight schedule in order that S got the painting for his birthday, it will be the most perfect gift.

04/02/2014

Dear Claire,

I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for the lovely picture of my two black labradors - Mabel and Rupert (ordered by my mum D C. I absolutely love it, you've captured them perfectly! I love how you've captured their eyes - you've got the colour and shape exactly. It was such a lovely birthday present!

I C

01/02/2014

Dear Claire,

I wanted to get in contact to express the happiness and gratitude I felt for the most beautiful portrait my husband had commissioned, as a surprise Christmas present.

I also wanted to say how remarkable, actually, astounded I was at the attention to detail in the expressions and character shining from their eyes. I had my horse 'Lulu' from a foal, for 23 years, and I thought only I noticed the wrinkle above the nose or her loose lower lip!

My little Border Terrier 'Boogie', was only 8 when he had to leave me, but now his loyal, gentle little face is immortalised forever - photos just aren't the same.

Thank you Claire, I will always remember the moment I first saw it; the impact was hugely emotional for me. Due mostly to the accuracy, but also relief that I had wanted it done by only the most discerning and skilled of artists to convey the characters of best friends!  You have certainly succeeded, as I will treasure this portrait forever.

Thank you once again,

Kindest Regards,

04/01/2014

I wanted to get in contact to express the happiness and gratitude I felt for the most beautiful portrait my husband had commissioned, as a surprise Christmas present.
I also wanted to say how remarkable, actually, astounded I was at the attention to detail in the expressions and character shining from their eyes. I had my horse 'Lulu' from a foal, for 23 years, and I thought only I noticed the wrinkle above the nose or her loose lower lip!
My little Border Terrier 'Boogie', was only 8 when he had to leave me, but now his loyal, gentle little face is immortalized forever - photos just aren't the same.
Thank you Claire, I will always remember the moment I first saw it; the impact was hugely emotional for me. Due mostly to the accuracy, but also relief that I had wanted it done by only the most discerning and skilled of artists to convey the characters of best friends!  You have certainly succeeded, as I will treasure this portrait forever.

LK

04/01/2014

I really must thank you so much for the lovely water-colour montage of “The Duchess". It is just what I wanted and your skills are superlative!

02/02/2013

Dear Claire

Just a short note to say  ,once again ,what enormous pleasure I have received with your very moving painting of boxer. Not just a "pet portrait"  a truly feeling picture of my good companion...  JG France

15/07/2007

I would like to thank you for painting such a wonderful picture of George and Ollie .

Both my husband and myself were overwhelmed . kind  regards Z & P D

17/02/2005

Claire, Just to say thank you so much for the picture , it was lovely. Xander looks more like Xander than photograph!

L & S

05/06/2004

We are so delighted with our Millie Portrait- thank you! You have caught her charterer perfectly, even better than the photograph, if that is possible. Everyone who sees it thinks its marvellous, you have a special talent!  S & C

15/08/2003

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