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I'm a professional award winning Portrait artist from NSW Australia.

Not just a likeness- portraits with Life!
I bring your photos to life in paintings that will touch your heart!

A photo freezes a moment while a painting melts hearts.

Capture a moment in their life and
keep it alive in an Heirloom Portrait !

"Your portraits capture more life than a photo ever could!"

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Have me create a special portrait just for you!.
Supply the photos and then plan the great unveiling!

I have original animal and landscape artworks available for sale on my website.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dexter the demo painting

I ran a FB competition asking for people to send in their photos and I would select one for a demo painting. Michelle won with her photo of Dexter.
 She receives a $50 voucher towards a portrait , some hand made cards of  the portrait and a discounted option to buy.
With commissioned portraits I consult with you all along the way , you choose the size , whether it is Oil or Pastel and the framing. 
With a demo I more or less just do what I want which is why I offer any demo painting at a reduced rate. There is no obligation to purchase the portrait.
 Here is the original reference photo for Dexter.
Thanks to Penny Brookes Photography for allowing me to paint from her great photo! 

 25 x 30cms image size 
 Framed Pastel

The finished portrait. I removed Dexter's chain from around his neck
Here he is framed.

 I have cut the mats and show the frame I will be using. This is how I run my framing ideas past you for your feedback..You can see how much better the actual frame ( above) looks than the mockup ( bottom below) but it gives you an idea of what he will look like with that framing option.

Above - a rough computer mockup top show you what he will look like framed. This was done before I took his chain off. You can see how his neck is puffy because of the choker.
He will be approx 51 x 44 cms framed size.
 The 25 x 30cms image framed pastel is a great value portrait option!

Contact me to have your own pet's portrait created!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Holly sent me a photo of Bruno framed on the wall. I suggested the frame and she had her local framer frame him.
'I think it looks awesome! I have it hanging in a place I walk past all the time so that I can enjoy it!'
 Holly -Western Australia

A pet portriat painting of a St Bernard Cross Dog

Saturday, October 11, 2014

My portrait ' Homeward Bound " wins the 1st prize at the CA Brown Art show this weekend!

I was excited to hear that my portrait " Homeward Bound " won 1st Prize in the CA Brown Artshow last Friday !
I've included the judges comments . 

 It's great to have a judge confirm that my portraits capture the personality / soul of the subject. I've been working away for years perfecting my art with that aim foremost in my mind.
 People tell me I capture soul , something intangible thing in my portraits and  it's great to have this skill officially recognised in this way!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cessnock Visitors Centre exhibition opening Oct 24th

If you haven't managed to get to my other exhibition I will be having some paintings in an exhibition as part of the Wine Country Art trail so come along and have a look.

You can view more information about all the artists at the Art trail website