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