Pawtraits' in Pastel
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Immortalise your pet in a pastel portrait from 'Pawtraits' in Pastel!

A velvety pastel portrait is a unique way to immortalise your companion that will stay with you for a lifetime, and beyond. For most of us, animals are an important part of our family life. Unconditional loyalty and love is instinctive in many of our furry friends.

The soft texture of pastel lends itself beautifully to pet portraiture, and when framed professionally will last for a lifetime. My portraits are not intended to be a photograph but my interpretation of the subject which I endeavour to create as lifelike as possible.

Unless specifically requested I prefer to maintain the subject as 'life-size' as possible (little pets look a little silly oversized and big pets painted too small spoils their nobility).

To view more samples of my work, simply visit the gallery where you can see original photos and completed commissions and make up your own mind if you think you will be satisfied with your completed portrait.

The key element of my portraits is 'acid-free products' which indicates correct conservation and endurance of the work.

All portraits are completed with premium quality pastels, i.e. Schmincke, Rembrandt and Art Spectrum on premium acid-free pastel paper which aids in the correct conservation of the art work.

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"She is your friend, your partner, your defender – your dog.
You are her life, her love, her leader. She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart.
You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion."
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you.
This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace."
"Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you?
But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window."