Feedback received from past customers:

Mac and Fi: "Just a short message to let you know the portrait arrived safely yesterday and we took it down to my sister-in-law and her husband this evening. They absolutely loved it and could not believe how life-like it was. Thank you once again for your time, you really are a genius at what you do and would not hesitate in recommending you in the future."

Archie, Hungarian Vizla & Dexter, Roxi, Chocolate Labradors "Karen has so far done three drawings for us, and I have to say her work is amazing, she is certainly very talented, and really captures the dog's personality. We will certainly go to Karen in the future and would recommend her to anyone." H Beardshall

Cats Dylan & Maisie, Bailey Chocolate Labrador (pencil portraits): "Mum & Dad are thrilled with the Pencil Portraits that you did of Dylan & Maisie, they take pride of place and everyone who sees them comments on the likeness to the cats. Many thanks Karen. I'm amazed at how you've captured Bailey's expression and the softness of his eyes and the freckle on his nose! You're such a talented artist and I'm thrilled to own a piece of your artwork and hope to add another this year." ~ J Davies

Henry, Golden Retriever: "Hi Karen. Just to let you know the picture of Henry has arrived safely. Thank you very much, I love it and I’m sure Steve will too!" ~ C Gowing

Rosie, Yellow Labrador: "Just to let you know that the picture arrived safe and sound yesterday. Thank you ever so much it is absolutely fantastic, you have done a wonderful picture of her. Everyone says how good it is. " ~ Ann Williams

Rogie, Black Labrador: "My mum received the picture and is delighted with it. She has had it framed now so it will be the perfect gift for Christmas! Thanks so much again!" ~ M Munro

Inca, Labrador pencil: "Just to let you know that I think you have done a brilliant job with Inca's portrait, you have captured her perfectly. Thank you for your hard work, you are truly talented and I will be very proud to show it to my family and friends" ~ L Benson, Oct 10

Riffi, terrier & Minstrel, chocolate Labrador:"Thank you very much I have received the painting and cards which I am thrilled with. If I do get another lab I will contact you to have a painting of all three, it would be lovely to have  another chocolate. Thank you ever so much Karen for the picture, I will treasure it on my wall." ~ J Laney

Chloe, Golden Retriever: "Painting has arrived safely, what can I say thank you so much it is so striking and identical to Chloe, you have done an amazing job. Will be in contact with you later in the year as I also have a whippet and I would love a portrait done of her." ~ N. Beal

Dexter, chocolate Labrador: "Karen, I love it, you've really captured him, especially around the eyes :-)" ~ F. Taylor

Reuben, German shephard cross: "Thanks so much for your wonderful portrait of Reubs. You've really captured the likeness perfectly, and everyone I've showed it to has commented on the uncanny similarity to the real thing!" - Monty Halls

Alfred, Labrador: "It's so good it's untrue... Karen you a truly talented...  it is exactly like Alfred, you have captured him perfectly. Can't thank you enough." ~ Dawn Smith

Holly, spaniel, pencil: "Wow what can I say! My dad loved his present and really for some reason it reminds him of when Holly was very young! Brought back loads of lovely happy memories! And my mum had tears of happiness! Really did make my Christmas seeing someone I love opening a gift like that! It's now hanging up in their bedroom in a lovely frame. Thanks again for your great work! Really did add a special touch to the wonderful life of Holly!" ~ Annie Wilson

Jazz, cat: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the portrait of Jazz. I now have it in a frame and it looks fantastic." ~ J Sutcliffe

"Hi Karen, just to let you know how delighted my husband was with his birthday present of Annie's drawing. He was quite emotional when he unwrapped it. I had it framed in a gunmetal effect which blended well with the drawing. My husband thinks you are a very talented lady and so do I. Thanks again. Regards, Susan". (Annie, Labrador, pencil)

"You have just done a portrait of our dog Rhue. I just wanted to let you know we received the picture last night and we were both completely blown away by how you have managed to capture her perfectly. Not only how she looks but her personality as well. So much so it made me cry. We cannot take our eyes off it. You really have done a truly fantastic job. It is such a lovely gift, something we will treasure for ever. Many thanks" Sharon Maclean (Rhue)

"Karen's work is truly brilliant, we have had five portraits done so far, all are tributes to wonderful animals, true friends that are sadly no longer with us. The portraits are so lifelike, Karen has captured the very essence of our friends, almost as if she had met them herself. Thank you Karen" ~ Jo and Eddie (Kit-Kat, Reiser, Jake and Zac) and Paul and Caroline (Bernie)

"Remi & Shogun....'have always wanted a painting of my boys and when it arrived could not believe the likeness, it is so real it hurts. When my boys are no longer with me I will look at this painting and remember the love and joy they brought into my life. Thank you Karen, I will treasure it always.' Shogun...'Karen you have captured the thoughtful gaze that shogun shows when deep in thought, those beautiful dark eyes watching, waiting, longing. Thank you Karen for a beautiful painting of my boy'.... both paintings hang with pride in my lounge"~ Rose Matthews

"I have now had Karen do two paintings for me and one for a friend of our dogs and cats - each and every time she creates something spectacular that captures the subjects superbly - their eyes and expressions are perfect and so life-like - how DOES she do it?!  I'm fighting with a few people to be her #1 fan!  Karen has a special talent and I’m honoured she worked so hard on creating beautiful artwork that makes me smile inside every time I look at it.  Karen you ROCK!  Thank you!" ~ Lucy Earp

"What can I say about Karen's work, it is fantastic, the sheer magic of the true likeness to her subjects is beyond belief, she captures the true spirit of whatever it is she is painting. And with every detail she brings the pictures to life. I'm honoured to be the owner of three pieces of Karen's work, and there will be more to follow, of that you can rest assure!! Many thanks to you Karen and keep up the good work. Your No1 FAN Bernie x" ~ Bernie Weston

"Hi Karen, I got Charlie's painting back from the framer's today and if it was possible, it is even more lovely now that it is framed. I just can't express how much we love this painting and how beautiful it is! I worried the whole time it was away being framed that something would happen to Charlie's gorgeous painting. You have a wonderful talent, a true gift, and I am proud to have such a beautiful sample of your talent displayed in my home. It will truly be an heirloom to pass on to our daughter; a wonderful work of art of a very much beloved Westie! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with our family! (Charlie thanks you too!) Sharon" ~ Sharon Conant, Tennessee, USA

"I'm almost lost for words Karen! My beautiful portraits of Sherpa are wonderful.. maybe I am now biased but there is no-one else who captures his lovely image so completely as you do... I am in awe of your wonderful talent Karen... Thank you..thank you..thank you... sending you much love and thanks ..keep up the fantastic work..." ~Trizia Upton - Hants

"Karen did a portrait of my Chocolate Labrador Tia which I am delighted with. It is such a good likeness of her and much better than previous portraits I have had done by other artists which I must admit left me rather disappointed. I can thoroughly recommend Karen to other dog lovers, especially Labrador owners as she seems to capture the essence of the breed." ~ Isobel Wilson, Caithness

"Hi Karen, If I could say THANK YOU in every language known to man it would still not be enough to convey the joy your portraits give. So far you have painted two beautiful portraits for me, both have been gifts. Hiedi my parents' in law's miniature schnuazer and Woody my neighbour and dear friend's springer spaniel.. now I'm eagerly waiting for my own beautiful labby's portrait ! I can't wait !! Karen you have a wonderful gift that leaves me speechless.. Thank you seems so inadaquate a word to say..but thank you thank you thank you  always." ~ Trizia Upton, Hants

"Hi Karen, Just wanted to let you know how absolutely delighted I am with the painting of my boys, Harvey and Charlie. I was speechless and cried! It's my boys exactly...... I often just stare at it and wonder how on earth you got it so life like. I cant speak highly enough Karen, it was my best present ever! Thank you again, so much." ~ Fay Lloyd, Hereford


 
     
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