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.

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