Saturday, 19 May 2018

More animal portraits

I haven't been on here for a while, so I thought I would show you what I have been creating lately. I am still working on my wild animal portraits for my exhibition in December. I am also going to be attending a few dog events to exhibit my work. So here are a few if my latest pieces.

This little lion cub portrait will be going in to my exhibition. I took this photo wwasith my phone as soon as I'd finished it, so it isn't the best quality but it does give you a glimpse of the original photo which is from Pixabay.

I wad commissioned to paint this beautiful boy by a lovely lady as a gift for her daughter.

These two handsome dogs are another commission for a lady who won one of my dinated gift certificates in a dog charity auction.

Monday, 5 March 2018

A few for my exhibition

At the end of the year I shall be exhibiting my artwork locally to me.  Here are a few pieces ready to ge put away for it.

As you may guess the theme is wild animals and I shall try, where possible, to use my own photographs, if not I will use royalty free ones from Paint my Photo or Pixabay.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look and please feel free to comment

Monday, 12 February 2018

Latest portraits

Here are my 3 latest commissioned portraits, all pastel on velour.

The first one is of  Casey the German Shepherd

This second one is of Bobby who sadly crossed over the Rainbow Bridge last week.  I was asked to do his portrait by the owner's daughter.  I also made a card to put in with it on behalf of the daughter too.

This last one is of a little dog that has recently been re-homed by a young lady I met when I had a stall at a London Rescue Centre's doggy event

Friday, 9 February 2018

3 Gesso Woodlands

I painted the first one at a workshop at my local art group, my neighbour saw it, wanted it and 2 more, so here's the trio.

All painted with black and white Gesso on canvas.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Hi everyone, I am sharing 2 watercolour paintings I have finished recently.

This first one I originally painted fircan exhibition I am dojng next year, however I posted it on facebook and an old schoolfriend of mine wanted to buy it, so I sold it to her.

However another friend also wanted to by it, so........

I painted another one for him.  I aim to please 😁

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you like these little paintings.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Paws in the Park Kent Showground weekend

Hi everyone, I thought it was about time I updated my blog since the last event I attended.  In my previous blog I told you that I was going to have a stall at a local event to me, called Paws in the Park.  It was a great weekend full of fabulous stalls, dog shows and most of all PEOPLE.  I received 4 commissions from this, 3 on the actual days, which was remarkable.  So I thought I would share with you the portraits that I was commissioned to do.

These 2 portraits of Bichon Frises were commissioned by a lovely Finnish couple.  The first one is of there 2 dogs who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and the second one is of the lady's sister's dogs and will be going to Finland. Yay!

This little lady is called Hetty, she is such a cutie and gentle natured little dog. Both the couple who commissioned the Bichons and the couple who commissioned this one had come to the event specificalky to find a pet portrait artist. How thrilled am I that they found me!!! 😁

The lady who commissioned the portrait of this handsome chap contacted me a few weeks after the event.  This is a gift for her Father for his birthday, as its his dog who has also crossed the Rainbow Bridge 😢

Lastly I thought I would share with you the 2 portraits that I painted whilst at the event:

This first one was requested by my step-daughter. Her work colleague's little dog had just crossed Rainbow Bridge and dhe wanted me to make something memorable for her.  Glad to say her colleague was extremely touched by my step-daughter's thoughtfulness and of course, the portrait 😶

Finally, this little beauty is called Summer. My husband and I often gave the privelege of looking after her while her owners go on holiday. I could not resist painting her portrait, more for me than anyone lol.

Well that's all folk! I hope you enjoyed today's blog and I will be back soon with some of my other commissions and paintings I have done for fun.

Take care and thank you for visiting x

Charity Events

Hello again.  I have been very busy lately attending various  charity events with my stall. The latest one was in London at the weekend in aid of Pupaid, the charity which campaigns against puppy farming, before that I set up my stall at a local event to me which supported people with learning disabilities.
I always sit and paint an animal at these events, so that people can see the work that goes in to producing a pet/animal portrait.  Here are the ones I painted at the last 2 events :

I shall be attending another event on 17th and 18th September called Paws in the Park at Detling in Kent. This is purely for dogs and all the stalls sell canine related merchandise.  I will of course be painting a dog portrait and hope to generate more commissions.

Thank you for visiting my blog and if you have any questions please go ahead and ask.