Animal portraits are a great way to remember our pets who are very much part of the family. They also make a wonderful gift for those difficult to buy for, friends or family members. Many of my pet portraits are given as Christmas gifts or for Birthday’s.
All of my pet portraits are produced using soft and hard pastels, as well as coloured pencils. Pastel is an excellent medium which I feel has a number of benefits. With pastel, you can achieve a wonderfully luscious, velvety texture that is perfect for showing the softness and highlights of a pet’s fur. If a pastel painting is looked after correctly it will last a very long time without losing its vibrancy.
Every pet is special to its owner’s, and I love to capture the unique personality of each and every animal to create something wonderful that you can treasure.