Wow! It only feels like yesterday when I painted my very first dog, and, 20 years on, I have painted a LOT of furry, feathery and scaly beasts! Oh!! Don’t forget slimey too….
Wow! 20 years… Time flies huh?
This “job” of mine has taken me all around the world, way back in 2003, and whilst I was exhibiting out there, I actually “met” over 20 pets and their owners for pet portraits.
And, get this, I have lived in New York exhibiting now for over 6 months and I have only ever met DOGS for PORTRAITS! Yep, only dogs…. Not one cat… or snake… or alpaca…. and definitely not a wombat! Yep, I once painted a wombat for a pet portrait… waaaay back early in my career, before I took photographs of every image… but this Wombat was named “Disco”. And Disco was depicted spinning a record on a turntable. With a disco ball above. Go figure…
Painting a pet portrait is just an absolute joy for me – I get an opportunity to celebrate the pure love between the pet and the owner and vice versa. Whether it is a posthumous celebration, from a photograph, or even meeting the pet in "person", I still love connecting with the owner and creating their special piece.
So this is Leanne and Bella – both animal and painting! This was a cracker of a portrait and I love LOVE painting tiny puppies in supersize! Leanne’s first reaction was priceless…
"WOW TK I LOVE IT!!! So happy!!! Photos just don’t do it justice!! ThankYou for creating such a magnificent painting of my Bella!! 😍😍"Want your Pet painted? Click here for pricing and info
Since it is a special painting, for a special person, of a special animal, I like to know a bit more, than just seeing a photograph. I love to learn a bit about the animal…. So I give the owner some homework…. And here's a brief explanation that shows the quirkiness of me, pet and owner!!
I love animals, I love pet portraits, and thankYOU for offering me the opportunity to create so many, and I promise this will continue for many, many happy years to come!
and of course, the TK Team!