This is the very lovely Toby, sadly no longer with us. Wasn’t he a beautiful boy. I met his humans at Blenheim flower show where I was exhibiting with The Cotswold Guild of Craftsmen where they booked one of my memorial pet portraits.
I am pretty proud of this portrait, it tested my skills as a cat portrait artist for sure. I had to combine a few photo references and use my imagination to produce it rather than just by seeing what was in front of me in a photo. Read on to find out why. Continue reading Buster the ginger tom by cat portrait artist in pastel
Meet Fergus, His Mum won his personalised dog portrait in an online auction for GSDR (German Shepherd Dog Rescue) which is my favourite charity after I adopted two of their beautiful dogs.
So here is another owl painting, this one based on a reference from Steve Magennis. Continue reading Owl painting in pastel ‘Listening In’
A blog post without any work in progress shots! This barn owl painting has done some miles. It’s been to so many shows with me as a demo piece I’ve lost track of how far it’s been! Continue reading Barn owl painting in pastel ‘Window Shopping’
This is the lovely Mutley. He’s had a bit of a rough time of late and had to have major surgery which thankfully he pulled through and so deserves his very own springer spaniel pet portrait. Continue reading Springer Spaniel Pet Portrait in pastel