Welcome to our beautiful cat painting of Mitzy. The painting was traditionally hand painted in oils on canvas by Nicholas Beall. Nicholas specialises in oil paintings of cats on canvas and thoroughly enjoyed painting Mitzy. He paints from our purpose built art studio in rural Wales surrounded by trees and wildlife. The perfect place to work every day. Scroll down to read more about he commission of MItzy and read some wonderful testimonials from our client. You can even see a photo of the recipient with the painting when he received it at Christmas in 2018. Don't forget if you like our artwork, please do share our page using our buttons below!
Helen contacted us in 2018 to find out if we would be able to paint her beautiful cat called MItzy as a Christmas surprise gift for her husband. Sadly Mitzy passed away earlier that year very suddenly and it was a huge shock for the family. They missed her greatly and Helen felt that an oil painting of her would be a wonderful idea.
Helen emailed us some photos she had taken of Mitzy on their table tennis table, however the main photo she wanted to use as the basis of the portrait had the top of her ear chopped off. Helen supplied us with the full range of photos she had taken that day and we were able to use the tip of Mitzy's ear from another photo in the range . We put it together as you can see in the reference image on the left. Nicholas then painted form this mock up to create the oil painting above.
Helen asked if we would also commission our framer to frame the painting and chose to have the Claremont Frame which matched perfectly. It could have been a better fit for the painting. If you scroll down you can view some photos of the cat painting framed. We hope you also enjoy reading a couple of Helens emails below when she both saw the painting and when she received it too.
Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
As expected Andrew was delighted and overwhelmed by his wonderful Mitzy portrait. He cannot believe the outstanding talent involved in creating such a stunning painting. We have had so many compliments from family and friends and have passed your details on to some of them. Mitzy now takes pride of place on our living room wall and stimulates lots of memories of our very special and much loved cat. I have attached a photograph of Andrew with Mitzys portrait. I hope 2019 is a great year for you and Nicholas and Lily.
Thank you once again.
Just a quick email to let you know that Mitzy arrived safely at 8.30 this morning! She looks even more stunning than in the photos and the frame is perfect. I can't believe we have her here after seeing her only 2 days ago in your studio! Lovely secure packaging as well. I have seen the blog and video. It was very emotional seeing our special cat taking pride of place on your website. It is lovely to see the progression of the portrait from start to finish. I will let you know how Andrew reacts when he opens his present on Christmas Day! I suspect there may be a few tears!
All the best to you, Nicholas and Lily.
Prior to framing I took a few photos of the cat painting of Mitzy with Nicholas' hand and brush to help show scale. The oil painting was a 14 x 11 sized portrait and was the perfect size for this composition.
The painting of Mitzy was framed using our Claremont frame. We work with the most amazing framers who are craftsmen. They have been working on the framing business for over 30 years and hand craft high quality bespoke frames for clients in the UK. They even supply large galleries with ornate and beautiful frames too. The frame of Mitzy matched perfectly with the overall tones and colour scheme of the painting, we couldn't have asked for a better match! Helen was thrilled ! I took video of the portrait framed portrait prior to packing if you would like to watch it below.
Helen very kindly took this photo of her husband with the oil painting of Mitzy on Christmas Day for our website. We can never thank our clients enough for taking photos for our website of them or the recipient with the paintings. I really makes our site special. Thank you Helen!
We hope that you have enjoyed reading about the story of Mitzy, seeing the photos, the framed portrait and watching the video taken in our studio too! If you would like to have an oil painting of your cat, please do drop us a line at any time. We would love to work with you. Visit our Cat Portraits Contact page to get in touch.