Gary White, USA contact Nicholas in 2013 to enquiry about his Group Cat Portraits as he was commissioning a portrait of his cat Sammy. Gary White is a returning client of ours and we always enjoy working with him. We have created a number of portraits for Gary and his family which you will see thorough our galleries. Sammy very sadly passed away and Gary and his family miss him dearly so this portrait is a beautiful tribute to their special friend and a lasting memory.
Gary wanted an oil painting at 18 x 14 size but requested it to incorporate two photos of Sammy's typical poses. We chose two photos that blended really well and show Sammy in two very different poses. He looks to have been a very laid back and calm cat, the painting definitely exudes this overall feel.
Our framer, framed the painting using the black and silver frame which matches some of the other frames that Gary has commissioned us to crate for him. We also ordered a bespoke engraved plaque in Silver to match the frame. We work with a wonderful company here in the UK who make all of our plaques for us to any size. I have added a few photo of Sammy's portrait framed along with some lovely emails from Gary. We hope you enjoy reading and viewing our page about Sammy. Gary has commissioned two other paintings of his cats, why not have a look at the portrait of Sammy also painted in oils on canvas - Two Cat Portrait >>
Melanie and Nick, Sammy's home. His spirit has always been with us and now his likeness is home. Our first comment was: Stunning! Sammy's head portion is almost 3-D. The background color was superbly chosen and painted. When Sammy was groomed, he looked just like the portrait. What can I tell you Nick, but you should be proud of what you did for us ....... Thank you's don't seem enough! Take Care, GARY
Melanie, So pleased with Sammy Cat, the color of his eyes, the tuft of fur on is paw, the regal look about him .... all so real. Yes, he was a relaxed fellow, my companion whenever I sat down in the library. I guess of all my pets he was my closest, I thank Nick for bring him back into our lives. Hope your weekend is going well, Take care, Gary
Melanie, Still dark here in Oklahoma, but it's a favorite time of day for me. We're anxious to receive Nick's rendering of Sammy Cat, and hopefully, soon, I'll get in line for him to paint our departed Chow Chow, Murphy. Take care, Gary
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