David Clifford, UK, contacted Nicholas in 2013 to ask if he would be able to paint his beautiful cat Tabatha. David sent a CD full of superb photos of Tabatha and you can see a few of them in the reference section below. These are just a few of the photos Nicholas worked from for the painting.
Ideally Nicholas usually paints from one main photo for the pose, however in this instance Nicholas used the chosen facial photo with one for ears and chest to help. Tabatha was painted on Italian Linen Canvas at 18 x 14 size and David was thrilled with the outcome. David also asked if Jane our local framer could frame the painting in our Dark Oak frame with gold line and we felt the colours would work really well with Tabatha's portrait.
Photos of the painting framed can bee seen below, along with photos of the plaque David ordered to accompany the painting. We love having plaques made for our clients as it really allows the portrait to be personalized and unique. David sent some fantastic emails during and after the process, two of which you can read below. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email us at any time. Contact Us >>
Hi Melanie & Nick,
Just to let you know I'm really thrilled about how Tabatha's portrait is coming along. Tabatha is very hard to recreate in oils and Nick is doing a fantastic, first rate job, really pleased with the portrait. Well done Nick and thanks for all the hard work you put into Tabatha's portrait so far. The portrait is going to look fantastic once completed and framed. If I ever want another portrait of Tabatha done or of another pet Nick and Melanie will be the only pet portrait artists I will consider doing the job from now on, their work is outstanding, so beautiful and realistic.
Many thanks for the truly stunning portrait of Tabatha. Not only have you captured her likeness but you have done so just perfectly, her eyes, ears, whiskers, etc. It looks amazing - you have really done a fantastic job!... Your portrait will have pride of place on the wall in our living room.
The portrait is absolutely amazing!! Everyone who has seen it is full of admiration for your skill and the way that you have captured Tabatha's character and features so beautiful - you are incredibly talented!!! Once again thank you very much for the beautiful portrait of Tabatha.... I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wants a professional, dedicated and talented artist to produce a lasting memory of their pet.
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