fine art cat pet portraits by commission
Welcome to our Cat Portraits Testimonials page. We have received so many wonderful photos and letters from our clients on receipt of their cat portraits, not only from clients but the recipients of the portraits too. We can't thank everyone enough for doing this for us, it really does make our job very special indeed.
The amazing photo above was taken by Claire, the recipient of the two cat portraits in oils that you can see displayed on the wall. Barbara and Barrie commissioned us when their daughters cat Tia passed away suddenly. Claire loved the painting so much, Barrie commissioned a second oil painting for her other cat Bailey too. He is pictured above with the paintings!
"Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
I am attaching a video and photo of Gordon opening his present and his initial reaction says it all. It's a great success and well worth the wait! Thank you both so much for the time, patience, expert advice and talent which produced a little masterpiece that will give us all so much pleasure for years to come. Very best wishes,
Gordon & Kirstie xx"
What can I say? You are truly gifted! Your drawing needs no tweaking and we love it. How exciting, I can’t wait! The sage mount and frame complement your beautiful drawing perfectly. I hope you are as delighted as we are. Best wishes and many thanks for all your help and advice with this commission,
"Oh my goodness, what a stunning portrait! I had tears in my eyes at how lifelike it is. Nicholas is a very talented man and we are so lucky to have had him capture to perfection our wonderful cat! The detail is unbelievable - even the reflection of the windows in Mitzys eyes, in fact the more I look at it the more detail I notice and I am in awe! Please pass on our heartfelt thanks for creating this stunning portrait that will be treasured for ever. And thank you too Melanie for the great emails organising the portrait and informing of it's progress.
Thank you again Helen"
"Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
It is truly is gorgeous, I'm so glad I found you!!
You were able to capture Puff and we both teared up when we opened it. It's a truly magnificent piece now hanging proudly in Jeff's office where Puff always used to be. I have enclosed a photo for you.
Thanks again for everything, the portrait is truly very special.
Kristin and Jeff X "
You might be mistaken to think that the two photos below are identical.. look again! Our wonderful recipient of two portraits posed to have photos taken with them both. Kevin commissioned me to draw their family cats Lucy and Leo which you can see on the left (or top image). They then adopted a third cat called Lily and felt that they should include her in a portrait along with Lucy and Leo. Erika very kindly posed with both portraits. Kevin said that the sun was so bright that day Erika had difficultly seeing the camera, which we can all understand, so it was difficult for her to look and smile at the same time, but she was delighted with the drawings and they are displayed proudly in their home.
"Erika with Lucy and Leo"
"Erica with Lucy, Leo and Lily"
"Dear Melanie and Nicholas,
Your beautifully packaged parcel has just arrived safely and we have Dudley up on the wall just where we had planned. He is absolutely stunning and we are thrilled!The frame has been a really good choice, perfect colours and not too heavy. We noticed how beautifully it has been finished even to the thoughtful addition of felt pads at the back. Again, very many thanks to you both for all your thoughtful care, attention and amazing talent which have combined to make this commission a huge success.
Best wishes to you both,
Gordon & Kirstie x"
"Hello Melanie & Nicholas,
Thank you again for all your attention and kindness culminating in putting up the photos of Ros with Barney/Zorro next to the portrait which hangs proudly in our house in France. When I look at the 'piece' on them, I'm still fascinated how Nicholas managed to develop the portrait so accurately in "stages" and how 'lifelike' it is...a comment which so many friends and family have made when they stayed with us. Very best of luck to you and we wish you both lots of future success...bye for now, but we will be 'popping in' from time to time to look at one of our favourite sites!
Best wishes. Alan X "
"Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
I could not be happier.. I'm working at the moment so I'm trying to keep my emotions at bay.. happy and tearful all at the same time.. stunning.. please thank Nicholas for me.. bringing my beautiful Purdy to life again... Purdy is always in my heart, and I miss her all the time. Watching her come to life in your painting, made me so happy.
Amanda & Alan."
I have received Jet’s portrait, wow it is amazing. Thank you so much. I totally love it. It has captured everything about him. I don’t know if these pictures are of good enough quality as they are taken on my phone, but it’s the best I can do with me not getting in the reflection. Hopefully you can use one.
"Dear Melanie, A distant shot....gives you a sense of how he stands out. We spend all our time in the extension off the kitchen and now he is with us! Friends came around last night and couldn't believe how real the picture looked!! Thank You Rebecca"
Thank you for such a lovely portrait, this will be absolutely great for my niece who owns the two cats. She lives in Barcelona and I am going take it out with me to give to her.
"Hi Melanie, Picture came back faster than expected from the framers, but attempts at trying to get the cats in a photo with it have been unsuccessful! Here it is in situ. I'm really pleased with it; I wanted it to be of a 'significant' size and not look cramped. Many thanks.
I absolutely LOVE it. I can't wait to see it in person.
As soon as I have it hung up, I will send an updated photo!Thank you!
Thanks - that looks fantastic, I think you’ve captured them really well. I really like the picture. Particularly now I can see it up close for the first time, the detail is absolutely beautiful. Sent a couple more pictures. I’ve swapped a couple of other paintings round which I think works better - and struggled a bit to get rid of all the reflections everywhere! Thanks
"Junior's portrait has returned from the framer. Here are some shots taken from my front door. When you walk into the house, all who enter have a great line of site to him! It looks great! Again please let Nick know what a great job he did! Thanks so much, you really made the process fun. Best of luck to you both, I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I know looking to get a pet portrait done. Thanks again, awesome job!
Marianne Fiorucci "
Thank you, thank you and thank you. You have done the most brilliant drawing and captured him so perfectly , we are both so overjoyed and there are a few tears as well. It is a year that Padstow lost his battle and having this drawing to look forward to is helping us enormously. Padstow would also have been honoured that his drawing was being done under the watchful eye of Lily (she is gorgeous!)
"Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
The portrait captures the essential Tia to perfection. Nicholas, your work has not exceeded our expectations as our knowledge of your work has led to those expectations being very high in the first place. Thank you. Change not a jot or tittle. Claire will see, in the portrait, her Tia in all her wistful glory and that is how it should be. Our highest regards, Barbara and Barrie Trumper."
"The portrait is now on the wall, I let the kitties have a look at it before it went up as you can see. Thank you once again Louise"
"My daughter Katrina says you really got the eyes just right! He looks great. We are going to present it on the 12th! Terralynn"
The portrait of Penny looks fab, you have captured her personality, and we cannot wait to see the original.
I have received the portrait in perfect condition. It looks lovely, just like him! And the treatment is wonderful. What beautiful frame & matte.
Thanks for everything,
Melanie, Here is a photo of her next to the portrait and while she isn't in the exact same pose, it is pretty close :) She is rather camera shy these days, I think because I have taken so many pictures of her, so it was hard to get her to sit still. I am glad it wasn't just me who was surprised at how quickly the portrait got here. It was a pleasant surprise as I wasn't expecting it so soon! Just want to thank you guys again. The portrait is so beautiful and will make me smile for years to come. Nicole Blanton
"Oh my goodness, Frankie's portrait is, well again, beyond my words to describe. It seems 3-dimensional, and the color is stunning. For the fifth time I am truly amazed at Nicholas' skill. You'd think I'd quit being 'blow away' by his talents .... I am so thankful that I found you both! I have numerous people who what to see the oil once it's safely here. Again, please tell Nicholas how much we appreciate him and what he's brought to our home. Gary and Barb"