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I have been painting for more than thirty years. I have led a nomadic lifestyle, worked as a writer/editor and more recently as a life coach, but always enjoy returning to my first love: creating portraits of clients and their beloved animals.

“You really are gifted, you capture the soul of all you draw and paint.” Miriam P.

“The whole process from start to finish was incredibly easy and painless as well as being enormous fun as Kate is an absolute joy to work with.”

Miranda Hart and Peggy her Dog
“I am so grateful for the portrait of Peggy, you have captured her perfectly! You have a wonderful gift.”
Miranda Hart
David Walliams and his Dogs
“Thank you – I love it!”
David Walliams

“It’s so much better than I thought it was going to be; it’s actually incredible!!”
Spencer Matthews

Spencer Matthews – As featured on E4 – Spencer, Vogue and Wedding Two

Animal Portrait Artist
Winston – As featured on E4 – Spencer, Vogue and Wedding Two

Painting a portrait of a very elderly dog presents Painting a portrait of a very elderly dog presents challenges. Does the client want me to be accurate but perhaps not very flattering, or to endeavour to capture the essence of the animal and remember its younger self? Happily, this picture, created using many different photos, was received with enthusiasm!

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Painting a portrait of a very elderly dog presents challenges. Does the client want me to be accurate but perhaps not very flattering, or to endeavour to capture the essence of the animal and remember its younger self? Happily, this picture, created using many different photos, was received with enthusiasm!

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The first few weeks of the year were written off b The first few weeks of the year were written off by Covid (I was hospitalised for nine days with Covid pneumonia) so it was a joy to get my brushes out and complete my first commission of the year!

The first few weeks of the year were written off by Covid (I was hospitalised for nine days with Covid pneumonia) so it was a joy to get my brushes out and complete my first commission of the year! ...

Do you have, or know of, a teenage girl being bullied, and desperately want to help? I admit I would want to use physical violence against the perpetrator but I have a better, more effective and arguably more acceptable (!) suggestion... A number of years ago I met Gemma Marks when we both trained to be life coaches. She's much younger than I am, very down to earth and we quickly became friends. I was blown away by her intuition, compassion and her ability to cope with difficult situations. She has a vast amount of experience and qualifications and is focusing on helping teenage girls cope with bullying. Being bullied is hateful and can do life-long damage. If you know anyone being affected, please put them in touch with Gemma. I can't recommend her more highly. She is an extraordinary young woman and a real force for good.

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A Christmas commission of three generations of lovely labs: Aussie bred old lady plus mother and daughter. (Who also happen to be mother and sister to our Mabel.) Not an angle I would usually paint but what adorable faces! πŸ’•
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Desperately sad to read that Miranda's beloved dog Peggy died recently. Many of us have been lucky enough to have incredible connections with our pets but Miranda's bond with Peggy always seemed uniquely special. Sending big hugs to @realmirandahart and to anyone who has recently lost a beloved furry friend. πŸ’” ...

What a bizarre year it's been! Wishing all our fab family and friends the happiest possible Christmas in these strange times. We're isolated with the family in varying degrees of health, but send our love, very best wishes and festive snogs to you for an excellent, happy and healthy 2021. To coin a phrase: things can only get better! S
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Much enjoyed painting this handsome boy and very p Much enjoyed painting this handsome boy and very promising young show jumper owner. I always love painting a portrait and combining it with an action shot. Happy birthday dear Minnie!
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Much enjoyed painting this handsome boy and very promising young show jumper owner. I always love painting a portrait and combining it with an action shot. Happy birthday dear Minnie!
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