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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! ...

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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A year ago I was invited to appear on Spencer Matthews reality TV show (twice!). Completely surreal but a hoot and I'm confident this will remain the weirdest portrait I've ever been asked to paint. πŸ˜‚ ...

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