" I was concerned that commissioning a painting for someone of their beloved horse was fraught with pitfalls-not least that the end result may not be what I had envisaged.
The process of commissioning a painting with Andrew could not have been easier and most importantly, the picture is quite simply brilliant."
“After receiving the portrait of my horse, Marley, I cried every time I looked at it.
You've captured the way he looks at me perfectly.
It has been down to my yard to be shown to all the ladies there too. The verdict is a stunning likeness and I love the choice of a darker background too.
You did a beautiful job, its an amazing portrait.....thank you so much!”
"You have captured the physique and character of Monty to perfection, way beyond even the best of photographers.
He is actually alive from every angle, and the colouring is not only stunning, but accurate - I cannot stop looking at him, because it is Monty.
I couldn’t wait to take it to the yard, they were all amazed too “it is the perfect image of Monty”.
I will treasure this painting for ever, thank you."
"Much of the time the artist seems to miss what makes horses so special, their pride, grace, power, intelligence and kindness. However, you clearly understand horses and your pictures are beautiful.
The picture is so obviously Connie, I was blown away by how you have so accurately captured her, not just her physical form but her personality too. I especially noticed straightaway that you captured perfectly her kind eye. It brought tears to both Mark and I, and the fact you met her meant a lot to me.
"As you know, we were thrilled with the painting of Lisa’s horse, Wanno a couple of years ago.
This time you have completely excelled yourself! The likeness of Teal is exceptional; you have perfectly captured the detail of his coat but, more importantly, the very essence of him through his pose and attitude. We could not be more delighted.
The process of commissioning the painting could not be more straightforward and you have been very helpful in suggesting the best poses and the photography required to capture this perfectly.
Its unusual that a second experience is even better than the first (very, very good) experience but that has certainly been the case here.
We would highly recommend anyone thinking of commissioning a painting of their dog or horse to talk to you first!
Very best regards and thank you again."
Kevin and Lisa