The kitten portrait of Sally was painted by Nicholas in oils for a returning client called Garry White, USA. Gary lives in Oklahoma and we have created a number of portraits for Gary and his family which is wonderful. Sally very sadly passed away at only 23 months, so this commissioned Kitten portraits was a surprise Christmas gift in 2012 from Gary to his wife Barbara.
Gary only had a few photos of Sally and one particular photo that was good quality enough for a portrait - but it was perfect! We absolutely loved the pose and Nicholas throughly enjoyed painting Sally from it and very much enjoyed painting the window and bricks on the wall too.
As you can see from the images below our framer Jane, framed the portrait in the Silver and Black frame and we arranged a silver engraved plaque to go along with the portrait, which matched beautifully. I have also added a few emails which Gary sent to us upon seeing the painting of Sally. Take a look at the portrait of Ginny Girl which Gary also commissioned Nicholas to paint a portrait of - Cat Oils Portrait >>
Well, Barb opened Sally last evening, and it was quite emotional..... She said to tell Nick that he did a splendid job capturing Sally. Sally has been gone for about 8 years now but will forever be Barb's favorite kitty, she was only 23 months old when she passed. Again, give Nick our best and thank him for being a great artist and bringing Sally back to us...
Melanie, I don't think we are finished with our portrait requests, as we have other pets we love, so tell Nick to be prepared. We may like to have a pencil portrait or two, also. We are becoming quite a gallery for you all here in the US. Again, Merry Christmas,
From Gary, Barb, Sarah, Frankie, Mickey and Abby, plus all the creatures about the ranch.
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