We often think of our feline companions as a special part of the family. They are regal, fun as kittens, great to have in the household, but most of all always beautiful.
As with the opportunities I have had to portray the character, personality and beauty of someone's beloved dog or horse, I also make a point of finding out as much as I can about each cat before I lift a pencil.
Then as the artwork is started the magic happens and the individuality of each animal is transferred into the portrait. This process is the same whether the subject is a horse, a dog, cat or person.
It is my job to portray the subject, especially a pet who may have passed away, as the person wants to remember them, with all the emotion that this entails. I want the client to look at their artwork and remember the happy times with their pet and hopefully the good experience they had with me, the artist, in providing this memento for them to display in their home and to share with their family.
I invite you to browse through the following gallery. If you like what you see, it would be my honour to supply a work worthy of your special member of the family.
Please note the red dot next to the artwork images in this gallery indicate that the artwork is sold or not available from the artist.
Pastel portrait of a friend's Ragdoll times Siamese cat. The pastel paper is a dark crimson colour to contrast the colours in the cat's coat. This is the first feline portrait I have attempted in over twenty years.
Pastel portrait of a very close up view of a tiger from the local zoological gardens. This is the first wild cat portrait I have attempted in over twenty years of drawing and painting. The first was a pen and ink of a lion which I think was done during my teens and which was snapped up by an admirer of my work at the time along with a pen and ink of a red fox. A long time between wild cats (and foxes for that matter) - hopefully not too long!