Here's what some of my furry customers and their owners have to say about commissioning a pet portrait!
Zooki & Tigger
Thank you so much for the beautiful painting you did of Zooki & Tigger for Ian's birthday, he absolutely loved his one of a kind gift.
They liked it quite a lot too although it took me a while to get them to pose with it! Xx
Enzo's painting looks incredible. Really incredible. The photos don't do the painting justice and the purple really works (I wasn't sure about that!) Thanks for doing such a great job, we love it!
"Here she is with her painting (not easy to get her stationary for long enough to take photo!) which I love. It captures the sparkle of her eyes and the detail of hair is impressive
"Kirstin's artistic talent is unprecedented! When our beloved Alfie died, We wanted a portrait to remember him by and so contacted Kirstin and commissioned a huge 100 x 100 cm artwork. It is simply BEAUTIFUL - capturing Alfie's character perfectly!!. Kirstin managed to complete the commission in a matter of weeks, and sent me regular updates during the process. When it arrived i was unfortunately in hospital feeling very sorry for myself - so my husband and daughter bought it in for me to cheer me up - I was absolutely delighted with the results! Thankyou Kirstin, you've helped to keep Alfie alive in our hearts, and made a very sad event bearable for all the family!"
"Our daughter Kirsten was SO SO happy and thrilled and shocked I think to receive this picture of Boots as she was totally not expecting it! Honestly I think it was her favourite gift and to see her open it and her eyes light up like that was pretty special! Perfect! Thanks for making such a stunning painting and a perfect sweet 16 gift!"
Ruby & Fred
"I would just like to say how amazing I think the portrait of Ruby & Fred is. The service was second to none, very easy to arrange and I was always kept updated. It is now hanging in the hall so the first thing I see when I get home."
"Kirstin has been a supporter of the East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre since we opened in January 2017. The lovely Toffee visits us weekly with our volunteer from the Brigitte Trust and provides comfort and entertainment for people affected by cancer who visit the centre. Kirstin generously offered to paint a portrait of Toffee which now welcomes our visitors on a daily basis and helps put a smile on people faces. She has an incredible talent for capturing the essence of a pet and we are very grateful for her continued support at the centre."
"We're really pleased with the painting of our special boy, which we commissioned after he passed. Kirstin has captured his big dopey face perfectly and will serve as a warm and gentle reminder of his place in our lives. We are admirers of Kirstin’s work, particularly her exceptional use of colour which although sometimes unexpected, is never out of place and always works for the subject she's capturing. Her work, as part of our home, brings us great pleasure. Kirstin is a true artist in every sense of the word and she is a pleasure to deal with, which is an added bonus. I can’t thank her enough, but perhaps a packet of crisps and a kit kat might just do the trick!”
Alex & Sarah
'Simply stunning, 'spot on' perfect. I actually cried when I opened the parcel! Incredible!"