By Isabel Clark Paintings
Lhasa's in Oils or Watercolour by Isabel Clark - English Artist
Many thanks to artist Isabel Clark for presenting her work at our website,
If you do not have any clear, close up photos of your pet, take some NOW.
I love my pet portrait work, but one of the saddest aspects is where an old pet has died and the owner has no clear photo to remember their friend by, or, indeed, to create a pet portrait memorial to their lost one. So take those pictures now, even if you do not yet decide on a painting of your pet.
The happiest aspect of my work is when my client has received their pet portrait and telephone or write to let me know how delighted they are in spite of the tears over their lost friend.
I know how it feels to lose a beloved pet. Over the last 30 years I have lost some good pet friends and each loss is as acute as the last. All our pets are unique little characters who cannot be replaced. We can, however, hold their memories in our hearts. We find that once again we can open the photo albums and recall the happy times with our pets. Over the years in which I have been painting pets professionally I have found pet portraits can bring great comfort to those who have lost their dogs, cats, or other pets.
I have so many lovely letters from my clients telling me how the portrait of their pet is now taking pride of place in their home, and how they feel their pet's spirit is still with them whenever they gaze at the painting. I think this is the loveliest part of my work, although inevitably tinged with sadness.
I can also create greeting , Christmas, birthday and anniversary cards from your pet dogs, cats, animals, your home, children etc; from your CLEAR photos. Details can be seen on the Greeting Card Page.
So, if you have no CLEAR photos of your pets, get clicking and send your favourite photo to me for that pet portrait painting. You will be delighted with the result.
How about a painting of your home and garden. Remember the warm days of summer as, during the cold days of winter, you gaze at your painting of your sunny garden and home.
Pet dogs, cats, animals or any child or adult can be painted into the scene, even if they were not in that particular photo. Many things are possible. If you have a special request, just ask. If it is possible it can be done.
I care very much about animal welfare. Our companion creatures such as dogs, cats and other animals, rely completely on the sympathetic consideration of their owners. Many dogs and cats etc; are greatly loved and cherished by their doting human families. They live out their lives in happiness and contentment, with all their needs, physical and emotional tended to with deep affection.
However, there are so many other poor animals, dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and others too numerous to mention, who live their lives under the dark shadow of fear, pain, cold and discomfort. Many are maimed or killed by callous, cruel or indifferent owners.
In this web of misery there are many little candles glowing in the darkness. These are the numerous animal rescue centres, some consisting of just one or two loving, compassionate human beings. Some of these wonderful, caring people devote the whole of their lives to alleviating the suffering of these dogs, cats and other oppressed animals. They live on a knife-edge, never knowing where the money for that sick pet just handed in to them, will come from. But, somehow, they carry on because of their love for these poor dogs, cats and so many other animals.
There are also those marvellous people who, for one reason or another, cannot take in the poor animals themselves but either work for these rescue centres for free or contribute towards the maintenance of the distressed animals in their care.
If you want a really unusual and special gift for a pet or animal lover for Christmas, Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Easter, Anniversaries, Retirements, Presentations or any other celebration, a portrait of a beloved pet is always a unique and very welcome gift. Whether it is a dog painting, cat painting, horse painting, wild animal painting, bird painting, child or adult human painting or a painting of someone's home and garden, it will bring delight and surprise to the recipient.
I had rather see the
portrait of a dog that I know,
than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
- Samuel Johnson -
Pet Portraits of Special Pets make Special Gifts
Isabel Clark's Pet Portraits of Special Pets make very Special Gifts
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Lhasa Apso Dogs breeder, EL Minja's kennel