I love animals. And I love painting animals!
Here’s what the owner of one of my recent pet portrait commissions said, when I created a set of memory portraits of his beloved cat, Smokey:
I find it hard to express how I felt when I saw your interpretations of my dear departed boy, Smokey, the Prince of Cats.
That you can capture the essence of who he was with just a few photos is truly amazing. You are very, very clever, and your gift goes far beyond and deeper than just your incredible technique. One of the reasons I was dubious about having him looking directly at me was that I didn’t think anyone could capture his eyes, but you did it, and he is there. And the graphite one is so intimate, and perfect… I love them all.
Below is a collection of some of the recent pet portraits I have completed, listed from our Shopify online store. A lot of these were commissions, so they have already sold, but there are a few I did in my Daily Painting year in 2015 that may still be available for sale.