'All the members on the dog club working team have now seen your portrait of Sercha, and they all really loved it! To which I am not surprised. I feel now that I want to leave the dog club so that they will commission you to do one of my dogs as a leaving present for me - I should be so lucky!! Our dog club Christmas party is on 13th December - I hope that you haven't forgotten and that you and your husband will come along and join us. Then we shall be presenting your lovely portraits to the ex working team members, I know two people who won't have dry eyes when they see your portrait of Tess.'


'Everyone loved the portrait of our Alpacas and said how life-like they looked....can't wait for the portrait of the dogs!'


'Hi Sheila,

Thanks for getting back to me so soon, the existing one (portrait) was done 15 years ago when the last dog was alive, I believe it is pastel, which is part of the reason I chose to contact you. The main reason however is from the examples in your gallery, you seem to capture the dogs' personality better than any of the other artists whose work I looked at while searching for someone to do this portrait for me.'

And, on receipt of emailed scan of completed work, 'That is very impressive, we are very happy with the result, and it is a perfect likeness. Even as a small picture, detail is superb, can't wait to see it framed up and on the wall now.'


'I just wanted to let you know that my sister was as delighted with the portrait of Jess and Boris as I was when I saw it. We were able to keep it a secret from her so it was totally unexpected and she loves it. It now takes pride of place in the sitting room and is receiving very favourable comments.'


'Thank you so very much for the drawing of 'Purdy' - you have caught her likeness and character wonderfully, and I shall treasure it always.'

Hazel Wiggins

'Thank you so much for my picture of Casey. I couldn't have had a better Christmas present!'


'Thank you Sheila for the drawing of B.J. it's not just a drawing, it actually is B.J.!'


'A note to say how absolutely delighted Peter and I are with the finished pastel drawing of our Westie, Kirsty. It simply 'is her'. Kirsty is over twelve years old now but I know I will always have this beautiful drawing of her to treasure over the years to come.'


'The delightful drawing of my dear old friend Chrissie perfectly portrays her wonderful nature bringing back many happy memories and I will treasure the picture forever.'

Christine Shiers

'Sheila did a drawing of our dog Boris from a photograph. She managed to capture the character of the dog perfectly, and the detail was excellent. I will probably have Sheila commissioned to do portraits of my numerous dogs and horses until at least 2010!'

Rebecca Earl

'Thank you for the portrait recently received. I am delighted with the lovely framed picture of my three dogs. Not only are their likenesses quite remarkable, you have also captured their colouring, features, and, somehow, even their personalities. And all this from a photograph! Their permanent presence now has pride of place in my sitting room and I am already recommending you to my "doggy" friends.'

Norman Butterick

'I am absolutely delighted with the picture of Bradman and Tag and felt I had to write to let you know. You really have captured them both - many thanks.'

E. Charlton

'Beauty's portrait has pride of place in my living room for all to admire and me to appreciate my wonderful soul mate for so many years, thank you so much.'

Ann Wood


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