Testimonials

I have always been wary of pet portraits as while they may look like the dog they do not always reflect the character. However the portrait drawn by Grace of our Cockerpoo is fantastic. She has really captured the expression and personality of our dog. Grace has also drawn our Golden Retriever and West Highland Terrier from very old photos with equal success.

Holly

Thank you so much for your wonderful work. You have captured Pip perfectly. We could not be happier

Pip

I would like to thank you again Grace for this fantastic drawing of my son’s dog Monty. You really have captured montys character in the drawing and my son loves the portrait as do all the rest of the family. We can’t thank you enough.

Monty

Grace, I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a fantastic job of Baxter’s portraits. My wife was absolutely delighted with her surprise, and I’m sure they’ll be up on the wall in pride of place very soon. You’ve captured his character beautifully! Thanks again.

Baxter

Thank you so much for the drawings and the painting of Marley .They are fabulous . I have given one of the drawings to my daughter Tara who lives in London and she is delighted with it. Not only are they a true likeness you have captured his personality as well ! I will be in touch shortly to get another couple of gift vouchers from you to give to friends at Christmas.

Marley

Grace did the most beautiful painting of our German Shorthaired Pointer Sophie. I got it done as a birthday present for my husband and he was absolutely delighted with it. Grace got the facial expression and coat markings perfectly. Thoroughly recommend.

Sophie

Just a brief message to you to say thankyou for your professionalism and for sharing your natural talent with my wife and I recently, your portrait of Percy the Pug is hung proudly in our living room on show to all, and will be for many years to come. Well done, you captured him absolutely perfectly, his eyes and forehead furrows in particular leave no doubt as to who it is. It couldn’t have made for a better wedding present, truly.

Percy

I am absolutely thrilled with the paintings and drawings Grace has produced for me. Words cannot express just how perfect they are. So much so, that photos of my dogs no longer seem adequate now! The painting of Eve and Rosie is so lifelike that I can imagine my dogs leaping from the canvas and it captures them in their prime. The drawing collage of Rye was a Christmas present which literally brought tears to the eyes. Grace has the knack of not only producing a photo-like, artistic representation of each dog, she also captures each dog’s character on canvas as well. In the painting of Jules and Rye, Grace succeeded in tackling the impossible working from a grainy photograph in which both my dog’s eyes were caught by the flash, so using similar individual photos of both dogs she produced another masterly composition which is a perfect tribute to two much-missed dogs. The drawing of Reilly and his sad little eyes are spot on and the drawing forever captures those early puppy days! Grace’s drawings are just like paintings. The intricate detail in the drawing collage of Lindy is exquisite and is just beautiful, you can see the dedication Grace puts into every commission. With her drawing of Meg, once again Grace didn’t disappoint. It was a birthday present for my mum and she was absolutely delighted, the likeness to Meg was just uncanny and again the drawing was every bit as detailed as one of Grace’s paintings, working from a grainy old Polaroid picture and Grace has produced a drawing that is simply stunning!

Indeed she takes time to listen to stories about the subjects of her commission. Grace’s work is just outstanding and I count myself very privileged to own all these paintings and drawings. The latest commission, I’m sure won’t be my last! I would highly recommend Grace to anyone thinking of getting their animal’s portrait done, she truly has a wonderful gift!

 

 

Eve and Rosie

Grace is an amazing and talented young lady. Her first work for me was a portrait of Ghost the husky and Quine the Jack Sausage. She came to the flat, spent ages and patiently got to know them. She has a real affinity with animals and they clearly love her. The result was amazing and far exceeded any expectations. She captured them perfectly, not just their appearance but their personalities. Ghost sits there serenely and majestically while Quine is an explosive ball of energy. There’s such a vitality in the picture which is all the more noticeable because of her clever decision to leave the background very neutral.
Grace came up trumps when I asked her to do the near-impossible and create a portrait of a family pet who died some years ago. All I could provide her with was a single photograph of Joe whose unknown and mixed parentage was always such a mystery we couldn’t be sure what all breeds he encompassed. Once again she did a magnificent job against the odds. There’s a real sense of peace and tranquility about Joe’s picture as he noses gently out of the painting. It’s hard to believe she never met Joe and managed all this from just one photo.
Grace has a very strong, distinctive style which I really like.
She is very easy to work with and seems instinctively to know what is required without it having to be spelled out. I can’t recommend her highly enough for sheer professionalism and talent.

Joe

We were all so thrilled with the three beautiful drawings that Grace did of our beloved cat Gilbert who died a year ago. She did them as Christmas presents for my three daughters, and they were over the moon by the likeness Grace had managed to capture from a photograph. Gilbert’s character shone through the portraits, and Grace had captured his thick rough fur, and the little nick in his ear from an earlier battle! They were so lifelike that my daughter told me that her own little cat couldn’t stop staring at the portrait! Grace managed to execute the drawings very speedily with a Christmas deadline looming. Grace was lovely to deal with, and very sympathetic to what I wanted for my daughters. Other people who saw the portraits were extremely impressed, and keen to get a portrait of their own pet. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Grace again for a drawing or painting and can’t recommend her highly enough.

Gilbert