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Welcome to our pet portraits client list. We place all of our pet portrait commissions here for our clients to view. The oil client list for Nicholas is at the top and the pencil drawing client list for myself is below. All of our clients are able to watch their commissioned pet portrait move along in our client lists as the weeks and months progress.

Nicholas' Client List

Melanie - Client List



Next stages of Max and Maggie

Here are the next stages of Maggie and Max. Nick is doing a wonderful job and I just love the windows behind, the light pouring through them is magical. Nick is currently adding more details on Maggie and Max’s faces and Ill have another stage very soon. I have been working on Gianni’s portrait today and its coming along beautifully too!

Our next blog post possibly won’t be tomorrow as we have a power cut here for most of the day while BT cut some trees down in our neighbouring fields around us so we won’t be able to work and we are preparing for a busy day with lots of workmen around! We will be back soon!




Final Scan of Ruby

Here is Ruby! I have completed this portrait for the charity I support, we have friends who rescue dogs in Greece, called  ‘Halkida Greek Animal Welfare’. We donated a portrait for their competition at the start of this year and Wendy Nutland won. So this is Ruby all completed and she will be on her way to Jane’s to be framed very soon.

We have had family staying over the weekend, along with my little Niece and Nephew which has been really lovely. They were kept quite entertained with the two dogs and our chickens, the latter of which were a huge novelty for them. Im not sure how many eggs they thought the chickens were going to lay per day, but pretty much every hour they went out from morning to evening to check and were to pleased when they came back with eggs – even more pleased when they had the eggs for breakfast :)

So back to peace and quiet here and back to work for us today. Im starting Ginani’s portrait and Nick is still working on Maggy and Max which i hope to have the next stage of very soon.


First Stages of Maggie and Max

Here are the first stages of Maggie and Max. The painting has wonderful light flowing through the window, across the top of the sofa onto the dogs, its going to be stunning. The painting has been commissioned to be given as a gift and we hope to have it framed and sent to the US ready to be wrapped in time for the big day. More stages to follow early next week.




Final scan Georgie

Here is the final scan of Georgie! The painting is beautiful, wonderful textures in the background and the overall colour scheme goes beautifully. I am hopefully taking the portrait to Jane early next week and as soon as its back here I will take photos to post here on the blog. The painting is a 16 x 12 oil on Italian Linen canvas. Nick has started Maggy and Max and so I will add the first stages of their painting next!


More stages of Georgie

Here are the next stages of Georgie, its looking fabulous. Nick is putting the finishing touches to the painting today. Its a busy day here in the studio and a rainy one unfortunately. We have a client coming from England to collect the portrait of Moo so I hope to have photos to post tomorrow. We are also off to a friends gallery opening too so its all go here. I have very nearly finished Rubys portrait, I will probably have a final scan by the weekend. As always stay tuned!



Next stage of Georgie

Here is the next stage of Georgie, she is coming along beautifully. Nicks dad has been home for a few days now and is feeling much better so we are all quite relieved. Back to work properly this week and will have more stages of Georgie to follow.


Niko….named after Nicholas!

Nicholas painted a portrait of a beautiful English Bull Dog called Remi in 2014 and you can see the portrait here –  Remington. Remi sadly passed away far too soon in his life. Pattie, his owner was lucky enough to breed with Remi’s sister Ruby who had the most adorable puppies. They named one Baxter which they have kept for showing and another of the pups was named after Nicholas! What an honour!

Nicholas was sold to another family and we have been receiving regular updates of how the pups are getting on and Nicholas the puppy is now fully grow and his nickname is Niko. Pattie sent the most wonderful photo last week of Niko snoozing in his comfy bed and we thought we would add it to our blog for our readers to see. Im sure it will make you smile as much as it has made us smile. Our clients and family live in Hawaii so we are unable to meet them in person…although maybe one day!! :)