About my work

My pet portraits are treasured by anyone who loves or has loved their companion pet(s). They are a unique and 'forever' memory, making wonderful gifts whether for yourself, or someone else. I am lucky enough to paint internationally so please feel free to contact me no matter where you are in the world.

When I ask my clients why they chose me to paint their treasured companion' 99% of them say it is because I capture the very essence of every animal I paint. My paintings are very detailed and never generic, which I illustrate by showing every photo next to my painting, in the galleries on here.

I paint in high quality pastel, a medium that is, in my opinion, brilliant for capturing the beauty of our animals. Having said that I have just completed my first human portrait, so I hope you like that too.

About my clients ..
My clients are much more than customers to me. We become a team, often friends, and I am honoured to do what I do. Thank you to everyone who has allowed me into their lives for a short time. To everyone else, I hope my site inspires you to contact me. For those interested, I now have a Facebook page too!

About me ..
A lifetime of loving and watching animals has brought me to where I am now. I appreciate, due to my own life experiences with animals, the joy and love they bring to our lives. I am very humbled when I hear the stories my lovely clients tell me, often listening with amazement about the lengths some people will go to for their companions. As I paint your pet I am getting to know them. A 'glint in' or a 'softness to' their eyes tells me so much about their personality. The way their fur lies tells me how they would feel, the muscles and bones underneath.
I aim to capture, for the viewer, by very carefully layering colour and structure, the details that make every animal unique!

Thank you for looking at my site
Valerie
Please click on the thumbnail image of each pet within a gallery to see my painting displayed next to its photo.