Remy’s Stages so far….


Here are the stages so far of Remy’s portrait. This is always going to be a tricky one to photograph because of the dark background, the light will always hit the canvas in various places. So hopefully the final scan soon will show Remy in all his glory. The first photo below I have taken on the mini easel on…

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Daemons Portrait and Superfast!


Its been a pretty exciting and full week here and I will start with two drawings I have created of a very elegant dog called Daemon. I have not only drawn his portrait, but I have drawn his paw also. My client sent me a photo of the underside of his foot and wanted me to draw it just like a…

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Ted’s Final Scan…..


Here is the final scan of Nicholas’s latest portrait of Ted. He is the most gorgeous dog and its his eyes that really melt our hearts. The portrait matches other paintings that we have created for our client of her other Dachshunds at 14 x 14 size. We hope you like Ted’s painting as much as we do. Our client…

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Close up of Ted’s Portrait


Here are two more photos of Ted’s portrait, which I took while Nicholas was painting today. I will have a final scan to add to the blog tomorrow. He is just so gorgeous! His eyes are captivating! It has been quite a busy day here, Leigh has been working more on the studio roof and its looking fantastic. We are thrilled…

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More stages of Ted…..


Ted has to be one of these cutest dogs ever! His amazing big eyes just follow us around the studio and you just want to pick him out of the canvas and cuddle him. Nicholas has been working on Ted further, as you can see from the photos below. The photo at the bottom of the page is probably closer…

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Ted’s portrait is started!


We hope that everyone has had a wonderful Easter! We haven’t had any time off as its been really busy here. We have had lots of commissions flying in this week so we have been chatting to clients from all over the world, seeing their pets, creating mockups, it has been fabulous. Nicholas has been painting the portrait of lovely…

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Cosmo and King Chinook…


Its been a while since our last blog post, the days seem to be flying by here. I have completed two pencil drawings and Nicholas is busy painting away on Ted and a lovely horse called Remy. So we have been busy in the studio. I felt it was time to get caught up on the blog and post some artwork! The drawing…

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Yogi Framed…..


Yogi is all framed and packed up ready to send to our clients. I have taken lots of photos of the painting and added a few below. It has been framed using our Traditional Flat frame with an inner linen slip. This is one of our favourite combinations in framing. The linen slip works beautifully with the texture of the…

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The Video of Yogi


Morning Everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! We have been really busy here, first of all it was Nicholas’ birthday on Saturday and so we headed out for the day. On Sunday we spend our time working in the garden along with clearing our big tool shed. It’s only a few weeks and we will have to put…

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Henry the Cat Portrait in Oils


Here is Henry, Nicholas’ latest cat portrait in oils. Nicholas has been painting Henry for the last week and a half, and he is finally complete. I have added some photos of the stages below too. Henry is sadly no longer with us and we amalgamated two photos for our client so that she had a beautiful reminder of Henry for both…

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Yogi’s Oil Painting is Complete!


The oil painting of Yogi is complete. It is simply amazing. Nicholas has excelled himself and I think its one of his best paintings to date. It really is beautiful viewing it here in the studio, I’m really looking forward to seeing it all framed. I will definitely be taking photos and video for everyone to see. Our client emailed the following…

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Poppy Pet Portrait Framed


Here is Poppy’s pencil portrait all framed and ready to go! Amanda is an excellent framer and has done a wonderful job here, its perfect!  We love this moulding too, its one of our longest running frames and works beautifully with the drawings. You can get two different sizes of the honey knots frame, there is also a wider one for larger…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Poppy


Here is the final scan of the pencil pet portrait of Poppy. This is my latest pencil drawing and one of the most exciting pet portrait commissions this year. I was recently asked to feature in an edition of Paint and Draw Magazine to create a step by step tutorial of how I draw my portraits. I was delighted and very excited at…

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Video of Yogi in progress


This is a short video of Nicholas painting Yogi’s pet portrait. He is using Rosemary & Co Paint Brushes (who we absolutely love) and HarrisMoore canvases. We hope you enjoy the video and gain an insight into how Nicholas paints!

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More Cottage Renovations


We have been living in our little cottage for 10 years this autumn and we have been doing renovations since we moved in. Some of our regular readers may have seen on our cottage renovations page on our website. This year though is the big year for us as its the final push for a completed cottage. This year sees…

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Yogi’s next stages


Its been a busy few days here and I thought it was time to update the blog with some wonderful photos of Yogis painting. It’s coming along beautifully and I have taken some really close up photos of Nicholas’ paint brush actually painting so you can see the size of brush and the fine paint strokes. It has a little…

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Hollie and her Family….


We have received the most fabulous photos from my client Caroline (pictured below left) of a portrait I completed last year of Hollie the Tibetan Terrier.  Sadly Hollie passed away at the great age of 15 and a half and so Caroline commissioned a pencil drawing of Hollie as a surprise for her mum. This was a very special commission for me…

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Another stage of Yogi….


Another stage of Yogi the Bernese Mountain dog today. The painting was quite difficult to photograph due to the dark areas on paint of the canvas whinging under Nicholas’ daylight lamp. Hopefully it will give our readers an idea of what the painting is like at this stage. The sun is actually shining today after a number of days of…

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First stages of Yogi!


Nicholas is currently working on a superb oil painting the moment of a gorgeous Bernese Mountain Dog called Yogi. Our client commissioned Nicholas just prior to Christmas as a surprise for his wife. He took a number of photos for us to work with. The photos Shane took had beautiful scenery in the background and so we all decided it…

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Mango’s Drawing Completed and Framed


The drawing of Mango was completed and sent to the recipient just before we went away on our few days break. I didn’t get time to post the photos before we went, so here they are! Nicholas took a photo of me drawing which you can see below along with the final scan of Mango. The portrait was framed in our…

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Ozie and Joey’s Pencil Portrait and Frame


The portrait of Ozie and Joey is now complete, framed and on its way to my clients in the USA. Ozie is the King Charles Spaniel and Joey is the cat who has sadly passed away. It was commissioned by Sylvia as a special gift to give to her granddaughter Zoie. Sylvia chose the Windsor Wash frame which works beautifully with Ozie and Joey’s pencil drawing.…

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Happy Clients and Holidays!


We have been quiet on our blog for just over a week as we have been away for a weeks holidays with our family and niece and nephew. We travelled down to the south west of the UK to Cornwall to an eco cabin. Our immediate family all live around the UK, london, cornwall and us here in wales so…

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Pumpkin – Happy Clients!


We have received a lovely photo this week from our cleints who commissioned me to draw their gorgeous cat called Pumpkin. Sadly Pumpkin passed away at a very young age so it was wonderful for me to draw him to keep his memory alive for the whole family. The frame that Claire has chosen is perfect –  ideal colours, which work really well…

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Video of the Huskies!


Here is a video I have taken of the completed Husky portrait. This is my first video with me in the video itself! I wanted to show the scale of the portrait, but also I want to be in more of the videos to make them a little more personal. I am always trying to improve on our tech and as you…

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Husky Pet Portrait!


I have been working quite a lot since Christmas on plenty of portraits and I’m just catching up on the blog with them all this week. I was commissioned just prior to Christmas by a client in the USA who wanted me to draw his three Huskies – Sasha, Bear and Punky. My client wanted a large portrait as a special…

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Ziggy Framed


I am loving this frame! It has to be one of my favourites to date. It’s called Windsor Wash and it’s so popular with my clients. Obviously all of us pet lovers have extremely good taste! Not only was Gus framed in it, Ziggy is below…along with two more of my portraits which will be revealed this week. My framer Amanda…

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Ziggy final scan 


I have finally found five minutes to sit here and update my blog. The days are flying by here, I can’t believe it’s February already. We will be booking Christmas portraits before we know it! Here is a pencil portrait I completed a while ago called Ziggy. He’s all finished, framed and sent off to my client. Just in time…

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Gus – Framed! 


The drawing of Gus is on its way to my clients in the USA. The portrait has been waiting here to be framed and it’s finally complete. I packed it up yesterday and booked it in for collection. Before doing so I took plenty of photos for our website and social media pages. I have even taken a photo of…

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Pet Portraits Branding!


Pet Portraits Branding! Since the start of January I have been working on the branding of our business and developing it on our websites. I did lots of work on our websites and am still in the process of tweaking things here and there, but the majority of changes are done which is great. So over Christmas I not only…

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Gus – final scan and photos!


This portrait was completed quite a few weeks ago, however I have been waiting for it to be framed it and it’s now all done! So I thought it might be nice to create a couple of blog posts together with the finished scan and photos in one and the framed photos in another.  The portrait is an 8 x…

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