Jasper’s pet portrait framed!


Here are the photos of Jasper’s portrait all framed and ready to send to my client. I am in love with this frame, it’s sooo lovely. We haven’t used this one before and I know that now I have photos for clients to see, I’m sure its going to be a popular choice. You can take a look at Jasper on the SP…

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More Stages of Macko Rosie and Rex


Catching up with lots of blog posts today and here are the stages so far of the Three Labrador Portrait – Macko Rosie and Rex. As you can see Nicholas has been working not only on the dogs, but on the background also. Still lots of stages to go, but all the canvas is covered now and its coming along…

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Jasper’s Pet Portrait Montage


I have completed a lovely montage drawing of the fabulous Jasper and I thoroughly enjoyed drawing him. My client commissioned me to draw Jasper as a surprise for his wife on their anniversary which is this month. The portrait is going to be framed in the most exquisite frame which we haven’t used before and I am really looking forward to posting…

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Pet Portraits Testimonials!


Some of our regular readers and visitors to our website may remember the portrait I created earlier this year of the lovely Mango. It was framed in the Windsor Wash frame with a Hayseed textured mount along with a pale grey inner mount to match. To complete the portrait, our clients chose a silver engraved plaque too. The portrait was commission by Sylvia as…

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Lily passed her KC Good Citizens Silver!


Lily and I have been training with our local dog club over the last couple of months on the exercises for the Kennel Clubs Good Citizens silver test. We passed our Bronze last year however we all knew this one would be much more tricky! The test day was 2 and a half hours long and we did about 10 different exercises from road walking…

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Macko, Rosie and Rex Labrador Oil Painting


Here are the first stages of the portrait Nicholas is currently working on. The labradors are called Macko, Rosie and Rex. Our clients very helpfully took a number of fantastic photos of the dogs in their garden on a sunny day. They took a variety of photos of the dogs all together and some individual photos of each dog too, so we…

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Tess is Framed!


The portrait of Tess is now framed and all ready to send to my clients early next week. The portrait has been framed by our lovely framer Amanda and my client chose the Sandringham frame with the Hayseed double mount with pale grey inner mount. The colours of the mount are just perfect, it is overall very natural and compliments…

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Cat Pencil Portrait – Penny


The portrait below was drawn at 10″ x 8″ size and it is of a most beautiful cat called Penny. After our initial contact, my client took new photos of Penny over a period of a few weeks, waiting for a time where the sun was shining so she could capture how she would like to see Penny in a portrait. We chatted on…

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Fine scan and photos of Tess


Here is a lovely and happy Lab called Tess. I have completed a 10 x 8 pencil drawing for a returning client who commissioned a portrait for her sisters birthday. Amanda my framer will be framing Tess and as soon as I have photos of the portrait completed I will post them here for everyone to see. I have added a…

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Paint & Draw Magazine Article!


I am very pleased to announce that my drawing of Poppy is is this months edition of Paint & Draw magazine! I was asked to produce a step by step guide of how I create my portraits for the magazine. Although every single portrait is unique and tackled in slightly different ways depending on fur texture, length of fur etc the fundamentals…

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Frankie Blue Eyes Final Scan


Here is he final scan of the beautiful cat called Frankie Blue Eyes. You can see immediately why Frankie was called Frankie blue Eyes. He was a Snowshoe Siamese Cat and was commissioned by returning clients. Sadly Frankie passed away only a few months ago and so we are honoured to be able to portray him so our clients can remember his…

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Cat Oil Portrait – Frankie Blue Eyes


I don’t think our readers received a blog news letter last week. It has been pretty busy here in the studio and I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog posts. Nicholas has been working hard on the cat oil portrait of Frankie Blue Eyes and I have created a surprise pencil portrait for a birthday and along…

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Yogi’s portrait in situ with a Testimonial…


We have received the most wonderful testimonial from one of Nicholas’ clients regarding the oil painting of Yogi. Our client Shane from Canada, commissioned an oil painting of Yogi as a Christmas gift for his wife Nikki. Nikki has very kindly taken photos of Yogi in situ and we are so grateful for Nikki and her family for allowing us to use them,…

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Horse Oil Painting of Remy


Here is the final scan of the horse oil painting of Remy and it is simply amazing. Nicholas has created a beautiful painting for our client, something that is going to look completely stunning on their wall. Also hopefully matching in well with the other paintings our client has commissioned from us over the years. The portrait has been painted on…

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Happy Client – Nicola with Ted


Nicholas painted an oil portrait of Ted last month, you may have seen the final scan here on our blog. He is the most gorgeous little puppy with beautiful big eyes. He has grown quite a bit since the portrait was painted and Nicholas will create a painting of him when he is fully grown with his three buddies – Harry, Mia and…

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Cat Pencil Drawing of Mungo


This portrait of Mungo has been a secret commission and a surprise for a 1st wedding anniversary and I can now reveal it here on our blog. My client was very patient with me asking for lots of new photos of Mungo! I had Charlotte taking photos over a period of time to get the perfect photo of him for a portrait. The…

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Flat Coat Drawing – Saffy


This is gorgeous Saffy and she was commissioned by a client in Sweden. I absolutely love drawing Flatcoated Retrievers and I hope that our readers like this portrait too! Its been really busy here of late and I am behind on the blog so I have lots of posts to add today, so stay tuned!  

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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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Daemon’s 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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