Customer reviews

Here you can find a selection of my customer reviews. I love to hear feedback from clients about their purchases, originals, custom portraits, tutorials etc.

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

My partner and I wanted to get a portrait done of his Mum’s beloved French Mastiff, Eddie, who sadly passed away earlier in the year, to give to her as a Christmas present. Karie’s work really caught our eye and we contacted her just a month before Christmas asking if she was available, and I’m so glad she was because the portrait that we commissioned is absolutely beautiful and it arrived well in time for Christmas. The lovely Karie sent us regular e-mails with photos of Eddie’s progress, (as well as advice on framing and mounts) and it looked great even from the first photo! The finished piece is truly stunning (better than the reference photo) and really shows Eddie’s character and playful expression. It arrived next day after it was shipped and was very well packaged. We couldn’t be happier. My partner’s Mum loved the portrait so much that she cried, and agreed that it was an incredible portrait by a great artist and a lovely sentiment to Eddie. We’re so glad that we chose Karie, as she is a very talented artist as well as a lovely person. Thank you so much, once again, for the wonderful portrait of our four-legged best friend.

Charlotte

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

We love our Buttons. She’s a 70th birthday present for mum, who celebrates on Christmas Day. Needless to say that Mum loves her… she sits alongside Pepper and Muffin (a dog who we had when I was child). When I’d collected the finished portrait and showed her to Dad, he gave her a hug!! Thanks Karie PS Mum says, “What a shame you never met Butty, perhaps we’ll have to introduce you to our Tasha.”

Jane Penny

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

Fabulous service and artwork, I cannot recommend highly enough and I will be back early next year to have some more of my gang painted.

Dave Arnold

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

Karie-Ann has done a excellent job with my miniature schnauzer pastel painting . Karie has brought Frankie and Dolly to life and i couldn’t be more pleased with the result . I will not look any further than Karie for any future work i require. She is a exceptional talent and a lovely person too.

Steve

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

We met Karie at the Malvern Autumn Show and were astounded at the detail within her pet portraits and her approach to realism. Karie has taken much care and attention in getting the portrait of our two terriers, Murphy and Alfred, just as we wanted it – Karie worked from a number of photographs and did the background to our specific request. We got regular updates on how the painting was progressing, which was very reassuring. We are extremely pleased with the end result and it is a perfect tribute to and reminder of Murphy who had passed away. You can tell that Karie loves her subject and understands dogs! Thank you again!

Neil Boocock

Charcoal portraits commissions

5 star reviewKarie did a beautiful charcoal of my daughters French bull dog at short notice and really saved the day for me, as it was a birthday present, karie kept me updated with her work and was lovely to deal with, will be getting her to do more portraits next year!

Sue Evans

Charcoal portraits commissions

5 star review

Absolutely fabulous charcoal portrait of our poodle Taffy. Karie -Ann went out of her way to fit us into her schedule for a special present and out of her way to visit Taffy for a photo session. Very impressed with everything – service was perfect – she kept us informed with updates every step of the process – we were very happy with the result. Gill and Roger Walker

Gill Walker

Charcoal portraits commissions

5 star reviewWe were so pleased with our commission for a friend. Karie was kind enough to do it in double quick time for the special day and kept us posted every step of the way. She listened carefully to our minor comments and the result was a beautiful portrait that our friend was delighted with. I cannot recommend Karie highly enough. She is caring, attentive and very talented indeed. Put a booking in now for Christmas, you will not be disappointed and it is a unique gift. I badly want one of my dogs!

Nicky Hutchison

Charcoal portraits commissions

5 star review

I got a picture drawn by Karie. I was so surprised on how professional Karie is. I got continuous updates to see the progression of my picture and I was always looking forward to seeing the next stage. Karie is an amazingly talented artist and such a lovely person. I will recommend her to everyone I know. Karie made the whole process as easy as possible and I never had to chase her about anything. I will definitely be purchasing more art from Karie in the future and I express that if you do get any art done by Karie you will not be disappointed. I love my picture so much, it really is incredible.

Amelia

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

I have just had a portrait of mine and my sons dog, Toby, done. Right from the start, Karie kept me well informed and really wanted to know the background and personality of Toby as well as his physical appearance. The finished portrait is amazing. Every hair is as it is in real life and the eyes are just like looking at Toby in the flesh. I cannot recommend Karie highly enough to anyone looking for a pet portrait.

Paula Turk

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

I can’t recommend Karie’s work enough, it’s simply amazing. She has an incredible talent of bringing her subject to life and has an incredible eye for detail which makes her portraits so accurate. When I look at the portrait I can feel the softness of the dogs fur, and their eyes are so full of life that they look right back at you, she captures their personalities so beautifully. I’ve had two done and will order more. One thing I would recommend is to hang her work somewhere at eye level where you can stand close and absorb it, they really are wonderful.

Fiona

Lynx Pastel Art Tutorial

5 star review

This is honestly the best £6 I have ever spent! I’ve followed Karie’s page for a while and wanted to give pastels a go for so long. I loved them straight away but just couldn’t get the ‘fur’ effect I wanted. I bought the lynx tutorial in the hope it would help me out. It was really easy to follow, and guides you through step by step of how to layer the pastels, as well as what paper and pencils to use (the paper makes all the difference and was part of where I was going wrong!) I am over the moon with how my lynx had turned out and can’t wait to carry on my new skills. Thank you

Gemma Byers

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

I was looking for a pet portrait artist that did horses to help me surprise my mother for a special birthday. I came across Karie, who was wonderful from start to finish, kept informed with updates right through to the finished picture, which was stunning, and gratefully received with happy tears! Her detail in her work was amazing and I would be more than happy to def recommended to anyone. Thank you Karie!

Kelly

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

I have had a portrait done of my two spaniels and a bag, now having some coasters, not only is she a brilliant artist, but a lovely person too.

Nicky Kinchin

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

Several years ago we commissioned Karie-Ann to paint a 8×12 custom pastel painting of our beautiful tuxedo cat Tess. Karie-Ann did a spectacular job of replicating our cat’s true likeness. I highly recommend this fabulous and very talented artist to anyone who wants to capture the beauty and spirit of their treasured pet. Karie-Ann gets a 5 star rating from me. We have recently commissioned her to paint a portrait of our dog Josh that we recently lost. I would not consider another artist other than Karie-Ann to bring out the true likeness, beauty and spirit of him.

Mary Lou Stripling

Pastel portraits commissions

5 star review

Lola was named after the Barry Manilow song – her brother is Rico! This picture has so caught her personality it is incredible, thank you so much. You are incredible!

Carol Macleod