I have always painted the human form. However, I am a huge animal lover and have volunteered in sanctuaries over the years. I began pet portraiture during lockdown, in order to raise much needed funds for a local Animal Sanctuary. Kizzie was the result of a raffle winner, I was delighted with my subject. especially the ‘Collie ear’ (one up, one down!) the water was a bit of a challenge…
My first pet portrait was of Jenny, the daughter of my local animal sanctuary owner and ‘Presley’ a much misunderstood husky, who adored her! He had been rehomed several times, only to misbehave to get back to his beloved Jenny. Presley is now a furever resident!