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When your pet portrait makes you smile.

When your pet portrait makes you smile.
Bonjour everybody!I just love the photos that my clients send me of their artwork framed such as this one on the right.When I visualise a pet portrait in my mind, I am always asking myself: what is the first feeling that I would like people feel when they first look at the artwork, then I decide where I want the focus to be, colours, details.The ey...
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Welcoming rescue rabbits to the project.

Welcoming rescue rabbits to the project.
Bonjour everybody!Here I am with one of our lovely rescue rabbit who had been brought is about 10 minutes before this picture and the video below were taken. They were stressed and agitated like most animals who comes to us are at first but it was amazing as as soon as they were with me they calm down, sometime you could wonder if animals have...
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Mouse and Strawberry painting!

Mouse and Strawberry painting!
Bonjour everybody!I have painted many little mice with fruits or doing funny things as when I happen to meet one, there is always a story creating itself in my head!Chris and I were filling up a couple of bucket with fruits for Marlene the pig when a little mouse appeared eating one of Marlene strawberry! I am sure Marlene didn't mind but this stay...
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Margot the baby goat!

Margot the baby goat!
Bonjour everybody!Babies are very much taking most of our time at Caenhill countryside centre and we love it!Here is a picture of Margot the little kid goat, she is already so mischievous I can tell she is going to have a very strong personality!I am amazed how well they all get one with other goats and lambs, it's like a big family gathering ...
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Farm Rush Hour!

Farm Rush Hour!
Bonjour everybody!I can't go any longer without talking about the rush hour!!The morning farm habit has gone viral about a year ago and is putting a smile on people's face all around the world thanks to Chris who is literally giving a voice to each animals, the most famous is of course Cuthbert the goose!I have painting many Rush hours and decided ...
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Commissions taken!

Commissions taken!
Bonjour everybody!This gorgeous girl is called Bella, I love the way she looks up, it seems she is thinking about the future, maybe her next walk or her next treat!When it come to the composition of each artwork, I always focus on the eyes as it is the way we, as human, communicate with our lovely pets. By doing this, I draw your eyes to ...
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Commission time

Commission time
Bonjour to you! Studio time today! I have been painting pet portraits for years and it is always a new discovery for me, I love the process, from meeting my clients who absolutely adore their little companions to the finished painting where all the love, the stories they told me has influenced the artwork.This is Bentley on the ...
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Zebra painting.

Zebra painting.
Bonjour to you! Another rainy day but the memories of Kenya warm me up! Thank you Chris for this picture!I have been working on a piece that I am very proud to show you today!Zebras are so beautiful and painting them taught me how their pattern can be so efficient, it did get my eyes squinting a lot and by building up the layers of colour litt...
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Pet portrait time

Pet portrait time
Bonjour to you! A day in the studio where this artwork is taking shape, I particularly love when the eye appear as it suddenly gives life to the subject!This is Boris and he is ready to go to his home!I have painted many commissions over the years and every time I feel "this is the best one" or something happens in the painting process th...
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