Maggie and Max final touches

Here are the next stages of Maggie and Max. Nick is adding the final touches to the painting today and I should have a final scan to post very soon. Its been non stop here in the studio and I have now completed the portrait of Gianni which I will post next. I am also trying to get caught up on an influx of admin and also lots of new mockups for clients. Nick is now taking bookings for May 2016 and its is amazing to be thinking about spring and summer schedules when christmas decorations are only just creeping onto the shelves. He has some very exciting and lovely commissions coming up and I’m looking forward to seeing them develop, we hope you are all too. More posts to follow!



Georgie’s Portrait Framed

Georgie’s portrait is framed and ready to send to its owners! The painting has come out beautifully, the frame works so well with the overall colour and feel of the painting, its perfect. I have taken some video which I will post next so you can see it in a more three dimensional way. I have taken some really close up photos so our clients can see the quality added below. The painting is a 16 x 12 oil on Italian Linen canvas with the Traditional Flat frame and accompanying inner linen slip. We hope you like this one!

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Ruby Framed

Here is Ruby’s portrait all framed and ready to go. This was the portrait I did as a competition for a charity to help dogs from Greece Halkida Greek Animal Welfare, and its going to be sent tomorrow! I have worked with the charity for a number of years and its wonderful to see dogs going to happy and loving homes. I hope you all like this one.






We have just got back from a few days break in Cornwall to visit family and came home Saturday evening. Sunday was spent in the garden doing 101 jobs! Mowed the lawn, had a bonfire, did plenty of washing and most importantly stacked the wood for the winter! I have included a few photos for our clients and readers to see, the first is Nick and Lily in the garden, the second is the woodshed stacked – we only just managed to get them all in! I have also added a few photos from holiday, one of Lily in Nicks mums garden getting comfy on the garden furnitaure and one of Murphy looking very hopeful in that if he posed well for the photo he may well just get a treat! Finally a lovely one of a small and beautiful fishing village called Port Isaac on Conrwalls North coast. Just exquisite.

We are now back to work and I have lots and lots of blog posts to catch up on, so stay tuned!! :)

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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.