In 2012, my dog died and within a month I felt a need to paint him. It was the first time I picked up a paintbrush. It was in oils, and I did two paintings of Fynn. One when he was just 7 weeks old and one from a photo taken a month before he died.
After that, I painted peoples passed over pets, mostly, for three years, and then I stopped. I am not sure why I stopped. Oils take such a long time to dry and it was a slow process to create a painting. It would sometimes take me 2 weeks to do a portrait. I did many commissions, and I have paintings hanging in many peoples homes. But I was over it.
In October 2019, my niece and myself started art classes where we were learning to work in watercolour. It is a very difficult medium, but after a while, it started to grow on me. It is challenging in so many ways. But I am learning, and I am getting better.
I am now doing pet portraits on commission. And I have some of my watercolour paintings for sale in my shop.
You can also take a look at my gallery to see some of my own collection and some of the pet portraits I have already done.