Welcome

I am a pet portrait artist living in Sussex. I work in coloured pencils to create realistic drawings from your photographs. Whether it is for yourself or as a gift, a portrait makes a wonderful way to honour your pet.

As well as pet portraits I enjoy producing my own original artwork some of which can be viewed in the gallery.

Commissions

Its easy to commission your own portrait. All you need is a favourite good quality photo of your pet.Β 

I'm a very happy artist this afternoon as my Wire Vizsla cards have arrived and they have come out beautifully!πŸ’– Already available in my Etsy Shop (link in profile) Hopefully the china will come out of the kiln looking as good tomorrow 🀞
#etsygreetingcards #etsyartist #etsyuk #whv #hwv #wirehairedvizsla #hpr #gundog #workinggundog #hungarianwirehairedvizsla #vizslaobsessed #vizsla #vizslalife #wirehairedvizslalove #bokehbackground #pastelmatpaper #gingersarebest #wirehairedvizslasarethebest #madeinsussex #sussexsmallbusiness #handmadegifts #sussexartist
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Hi πŸ‘‹to all my new followers. Here's a very rare photo of Nellie and I just so you know who you are following! I'll go hide back behind the other side of the camera now 😱πŸ€ͺ😊 ...

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We beat the crowds to the beach this morning β›±οΈπŸŒŠπŸŒž#sevensisterscliffs #sevensisters #southdownsnationalpark #cuckmerehaven ...

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It's a very special day today. That's 15 candles for my amazing girl Winnie πŸ’• I'm so proud of her 🐢
#oldiesbutgoodies #goldenoldie #bestdogintheworldever #spinone #labradorcross #spinonecrosslab
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Incoming! πŸ˜‚
Got this stunning boy finished this afternoon. Just the back ground to go in now.
#hungarianwirehairedvizsla #vizslaobsessed #whv #hwv #wirehairedvizsla #gingerdogsarethebest #petportrait #vizsla #happiestdog #vizslalove #gingerdogsofinstagram #incoming
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Hopefully Roscoe is starting to make a bit more sense now. Mapping out base layers on his chest.

#workinprogress #crazydog #crazyvizsla #vizslalove #gingerdogsofinstagram
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OK so my phone takes truly awful photos but this is the subject of all those colours in yesterday's post. I was delighted to get permission to use this photo of @roscoe.the.red Very challenging photo made even harder by my ridiculous choice to use pastelmat again. Please remind me to stick to Stonehenge paper! He's only about 2 inches square but he's taken hours πŸ™„πŸ˜±

#hungarianwirehairedvizsla #vizslaobsessed #whv #hwv #wirehairedvizsla #gingerdogsarethebest #petportrait #vizsla #happiestdog #wip
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Saturday afternoon quiz. Guess the breed I'm currently drawing from the colours I've used so far.... ...

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Finished little Clemmie this afternoon. That tongue though πŸ˜πŸ‘…πŸ’–

#jackrussellterrier #jackrussell #jrtofinstagram #jrt #jrtworld #terrierlove #terriersofinstagram #jackrussellfan #jackrussellpuppy #cuteypie #thattonguetho #terrierportrait #dogportraitartist #housewarminggift
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I had some lovely photos to choose from for my current commission but I've gone with this one as little jack russell Clemmie has her tongue poking out πŸ˜πŸ‘…
She is on Stonehenge pearl grey paper and will be 10 X 12 inches
#jackrussell #jrtofinstagram #jrt #jackrussellterrier #terrierlove #legionpaper #stonehengepaper
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This idiot πŸ™„πŸ’•....
I'm glutton for punishment because I take this hooligan to work with me. Today I could hear her howling somewhere in the garden. She normally does this when she's shut the wrong side of a gate. Today she got herself stuck inside the compost heap! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
#plonker #idiot #sillydog #compostraider #scavenger #apprenticegardener #compostheap #whv #hwv #hpr #wirehairedvizsla #hungarianwirehairedvizsla #vizslaobsessed #clowndog
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#TOT Tongue out Tuesday in the anemones
#whv #hwv #wirehairedvizsla #hungarianwirehairedvizsla #wirehairedvizslasarethebest #wirehairedvizslalove #vizsla #tongueouttuesday #anemones #ancientwoodland #britishflowers #englishwoodland #specialpuppy
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Nearly trod on this little guy! ...

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Little Jessie is complete
This was a really challenging portrait. Working from 4 reference photos to bring the composition together completely hand drawn from my imagination. These sort of portraits always take so much concentration and a lot more time.
I really enjoyed all the textures in the back ground and although it was daunting I'm really pleased with how she turned out.
#workingcocker #chocolatecocker #spanielart #workingdog #logburner #firedog #cockerspaniel #spaniellife #gamekeepersdog #petportrait #petportraitartist #fabercastell #polychromos #luminance #derwentlightfast #stonehengepaper
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Still working on Jessie and her wood burner. Can I get the back ground finished today?
#workinprogress #workingcockerspaniel #workingcocker #workingdog #chocolatecocker #browncocker #cockerspanielsofinstagram #cockerspaniellove #woodburner #woodburningstove #logpile #bellows #roaringfire #petportraitartist #birthdaypresentideas
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No words πŸ™„ I love this nutter πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’– ...

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