Art By Caroline
- Pet portraits captured in oils
- Beautifully capturing life & character
- Commissions taken of your beloved dog
- Oil paintings from photos
- Paintings to last a lifetime
- Thierry Poncelet style paintings avail
Art By Caroline - Pet Portraits Captured In Oils
Devoted to creating beautiful oil paintings to last a lifetime in your home or office.
Movement and texture
Whether it is the gleaming sun shining on a horse's back in the summer sun, a long coat on a bearded Collie as it bounds along, characterful lines on a face or the curves of dancers inter-twined with their smooth skin lit by spotlights, it is a challenge to capture, but so rewarding.
I have always drawn or painted wildlife and animals as they are a particular passion of mine. I just think that it is amazing that we are privileged to share our world with them. There is so much variety of colour and texture, and the best bit is that they were all created with little characters of their own.....the challenge is to capture their characters on canvas!
I grew up in Derbyshire and so the countryside has always been a big part of my life. I remember as a girl hiding in a game of 'hide-and-seek', in the field at the bottom of the garden and a little stoat came out of the wall and ran around me and then back....lovely.
I now not only paint animals but have discovered that no matter how young or old a person is, they are really interesting to paint too. The eyes especially bring a person to life, or sadly make them look lifeless.
I hope you enjoy my paintings, more of which can be found on my website and Facebook page. If I can be of help or you have some questions please drop me a line at email@example.com
For a small deposit I will then start work on either your photos or I will come out and take some photos with you if you live within 20 miles of me and none of your own are suitable. It takes approximately 2 seeks to complete, but this can be a little longer in busy periods such as Christmas.
I will then book an appointment with you for you to view the painting. Upon you being happy with the finished painting, the balance is payable, and you take home your finished artwork.
“I commissioned a painting of our 4 dogs as a birthday present for my wife and we are delighted with the result. Caroline was helpful throughout the process keeping us up to date with how the painting was progressing. I would thoroughly recommend her to anybody who is considering a portrait of their dog(s).”
“Thank you caroline for the beautiful painting you did of my dog Little Bat. I couldn’t be happier with it. 5*”
“My husband commissioned Caroline to paint our two border collies for my birthday this year. I was involved in the decision too and Caroline took time to see the dogs and assess their characters. She painted one from a photograph she had taken herself and the other from a favourite photograph I already had. She captured their personalities perfectly and the paintings have been well admired. Thank you Caroline.”
- Alison Greene
“Caroline painted a lovely picture of my sisters dog for her 30th birthday. It was an amazing likeness and cautioned him in his prime. Would recommend Caroline anytime. ”
- Mark bristow
“Caroline painted a portrait of my horse Dave, The result was stunning and so lifelike it actually looked like the photograph it was drawn from. What a wonderful keepsake, the part that really got me was his eyes they were so spot on in detail that it is like he is actually looking at you. I would highly recommend Caroline, if you want a quality piece of artwork to treasure forever of your beloved furry friend. ”
- Terrie Lord
“Caroline created a fabulous picture of my cat curly, the quality of Caroline’s work in excellent, I can’t wait to hang proudly on my wall. ”
- Sally Davies