Client Quotes

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Chester – Dog portrait

This beautiful dog was painted after he became a bridge baby.

16×12 inches and my clients response on receiving his portrait:

Hello Sarah,

Portrait has just arrived and after opening it I was reduced to tears. It’s amazing and will be put on a wall so that everyone can see it. Thanks again for everything and I will definitely be recommending you.


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Rudy – Dog portrait

This beautiful portrait was commissioned for a birthday present.

My clients response on receiving the portrait:

Hi Sarah

I’ve just opened the parcel and wanted to let you know that all is well. I’m overwhelmed by the portrait.  It is fabulous and captures Rudy perfectly.  My son is going to love it.

Thank you so much.



Percy – Cat Portrait 

Hi Sarah … Thank you so much for your painting of Percy, I’m delighted. It is so lifelike you have captured him perfectly. It’s hanging in my living room xx

Paula Joyce and Percy


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Dear Sarah

Thank you so much it is perfect. I can’t explain how much it means to me now that I am at uni and Ronnie is no longer mine. This made me cry tears of joy for hours. Again thank you

Charlotte. You can see more horse portraits here


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Bailey – Dog Portrait

Dear Sarah,

Bailey arrived home today.
I really can’t express what you have done for me, it is almost like he is back here in the room with me.  He is magnificent.
I could never have imagined that a portrait could be so true to life. I showed several friends the photo you sent of the finished picture and they couldn’t believe it either, especially when I showed them the original photograph side by side.
You are so talented  and it is is a wonderful gift to be able to make people happy, especially at times of sadness at loosing their beloved pets.
Although I have lots of cherished memories, photos etc this portrait is by far the best memorial to my special beautiful boy who was taken away from me far too early.
You have made the loss a bit easier to love with and I can’t thank you enough.
I would delighted and proud if you wanted to add his portrait, my comments etc to your website. You can see more of my pet portraits here

elsa smallElsa – Dog Portrait

Elsa’s portrait was completed in pastels and is 10×12 inches.

This is the second dog portrait I have completed for this client and she came back with this: ‘Amazing !  I will need plenty of tissues’

You can see more of my dog portraits here


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Bailey’s Portrait – Golden Retreiver dog portrait

This is part of an email from a friend in Spain, a long time dog lover. What a stunning painting of Bailey – you must be thrilled with it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an artist capture the sheer spirit and joy of living of a dog. Pure Golden Retriever at his best ! Makes me all nostalgic for my old boy & the many times I saw him wet, cold, usually filthy……and happy as a lark. Says it all really. Don’t forget you can view more of my dog paintings here


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Archie’s Portrait – Cocker Spaniel Dog Portrait

Just thought I would let you know, my mother’s 80th was yesterday and I can’t tell you how delighted she was with the picture of Archie.  Everyone is in total agreement – it is an amazing likeness and you have captured his soul.

Thanks so much.  Please feel free to use the above as a testimonial on your site or wherever. If you would like to see a larger version of Archie or any other portrait please go to my dog portrait portfolio.

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Buddy’s Portrait Boxer dog portrait

Buddy’s pet portrait was completed in pastels and measures 11×9 inches, mounted 15×13 inches. Please go to my prices page for a more sizing and pricing options.

Buddy’s Portrait has just this minute arrived.

Once again, I have to tell you, it is amazing. You truly are talented. The life that is put into the portrait is fantastic. It really is “Our Boy” captured at his finest. My Fiancée and I are very emotional at the moment contemplating the skill and talent that you so clearly put to good use fulfilling our wish to have our boy immortalized in color. I am so glad we chose you over other artists.

dog portrait, pet portrait, pet painting, dog paintingRadar’s Portrait – GS dog portrait

“Just picked the 2D Radar up from the delivery office – absolutely wonderful! magnificent! a technical and emotional masterpiece.

I will be sending you some more images shortly – I obviously need to make the most of your outstanding talents whilst I can still afford you!

I’ve been lucky enough in the past to buy 3 or 4 pieces from other high calibre artists at early points in their careers and have learnt that I cannot afford them for very long at all before the world realises just how good they are. I’m also going to do my best to get you known.

Scrappy Do border Collie portraitScrappy Do’s Portrait

“Hi Sarah,

I have to tell you the picture arrived and its breath taking, you certainly have an amazing talent, and I’m delighted with it! I took it to the local framers/art studio yesterday and I hope you don’t mind but I left them your details and website info as they often are asked for animal commissions but they don’t have anyone in their books to recommend and they were certainly impressed with the picture of Scrappy… I hope that was ok?

Anyway, just wanted to say its been an absolute pleasure from start to finish and I cant thank you enough!

Casey x

Applejack Cat portrait in pastelsApplejack’s Portrait

“As expected David loves the picture, he noticed straight away that Applejack’s fur is all wet. He wanted it put up straight away (so lucky I put some picture wire on it when it arrived last week) and it’s now hanging in the hall where we both keep wandering so we can look at it.

Once again very many thanks for doing such a wonderful picture, I didn’t doubt that you would do a good job but it has been fantastic to have my already high expectations exceeded. I know we will both enjoy your picture for many years, it will help us remember a very funny and daft little individual. We have 2 more, with a third kitten arriving late in August – I’d better start saving if I want a full set of paintings!”

Josie Newman

Lucy and Blue’s Portrait

“ITS GREAT, WONDERFUL, MARVELLOUS, FABULOUS!!!!!! FANTASTIC – YOU ARE SO CLEVER. The expression on Blue’s face is so like him – you have caught him exactly – and Lucy – well the pleading in those eye’s is spot on, she is a very greedy dog and that’s the worried look she has when she thinks she is not going to get any titbits (that’s the look she has in her waking hours – as she is always on the scrounge for food. Blue’s fur is fabulous it looks like you have individually painted every hair on his body!!!! and his colouring is absolutely right and Lucy’s colouring is spot on.

I’d just got back from lunch and there it was at my desk. I had told the woman at reception that I was expecting a package today and before I went to lunch I told the people in my office it was expected so could they sign for me.

I’ve just had the most wonderful fun opening it – you have wrapped it wonderfully well, everyone was as excited as me – we did think at one point thing about playing pass the parcel as there was so many wrappers!!!!!! but no one but me could have the prize – so it was a no go!!

Sarah thank you so much, its absolutely brilliant and I know he is going to love it and I will keep you informed.”

and after the client received the portrait…
“Hi Sarah, I said I would let you know what he thought of the portrait, well he absolutely loves it.

We waited until everyone arrived and had had a couple of drinks, then my son Daniel was sent upstairs to get the portrait out of its hiding place. My friend Sue’s partner was armed with a camera to capture the moment. Daniel then gave a little speech and then presented the parcel in all its wrappings to him, I think at one point while unwrapping he thought he had got a tray as a present!!!!!! He is absolutely delighted with the portrait and could not think of a better present to receive. He says you are very talented (this is quote from him) and have captured their likeness and personalities and you have a very rare gift. Everyone was so impressed with the portrait, so I think I will be directing them to your website – lots of our friends are besotted with their animals as well.

The portrait is now in our sitting room, so thank you again Sarah its absolutely brilliant.”


Boz’s Portrait

“Thank you again, I can’t tell you just how pleased I am with it, I am so glad I did choose you to do his portrait not only is it brilliant but it has been such a pleasure. Like I said I definitely want Lily and Gunner and probably others after that.”


Portrait – Frank

“Thanks for the final version of Frank. He looks superb. You are very talented.

We have had a few paintings of Frank done now and this is the most lifelike.”

Portrait – Tom

“Mail as promised for the final verdict, Dad is absolutely thrilled with the finished picture. It looks just like Tom, all his markings and expression are spot on and the background really finishes of the picture perfectly. It is hanging in pride of place in my parents kitchen for everyone to admire.

Thank you again for the brilliant picture and perfect service and communications.”