This oil cats portrait was commissioned by Kristin Strickland in 2015 for her husband Jeff as a surprise gift. Their cat called Puff sadly passed away at a young age due to a heart problem and he was Kristin's husbands best friend. He used to sit at her husbands computer with him just like he is in the painting.
Kristin commissioned Nicholas to paint Puff on a 16 x 16 sized canvas in oils and Nicholas thoroughly enjoyed painting Puff. Everyone who visited the studio while it was being painted commented on it. He really does look out at the canvas at you. It has to be one of my favorite cat portraits that Nicholas has painted. When the portrait was complete, Jane our local framer, framed the portrait in the gold and bronze frame which works perfectly with the keyboard and Puffs coloring.
I have added a few photos of the progress of the portrait, some reference photos of Puff, a testimonial from Kristin which you can read below. Kristin was so kind in taking photos of the portrait when it arrived. You can see it hanging in her husbands office showing the keyboard where Puff use to lay. This is a wonderful reminder for her husband of his best friend every day while working. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email us at any time. Contact Us >>
Hi Melanie! Here is our beautiful portrait of Puff, you can see the keyboard on the desk is the one in the portrait where he loved to sit :) What a gorgeous masterpiece, thank you again!!
It's here!!! It's magnificent. You were able to capture Puff and we both teared up when we opened it. Once we hang it we will send you a picture. Thanks again for everything :)
Hi Melanie, it truly is gorgeous, I'm so glad I found you!!
It's a truly magnificent piece hanging proudly in Jeff's office where Puff always used to be :)
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