Posts by: bruce-lorraine

Wishing all our customers a very happy 2018! We are now back in the studio after a lovely Christmas break and looking forward to the new year ahead. Here is one of Lorraine’s portrait commissions from a very busy Christmas…we’ll be posting others over the next few weeks.

This is ‘Charlie’, a nine year old Springer Spaniel whose portrait Lorraine was recently commissioned to paint.

Now summer is almost over we are getting into our busiest period for pet portrait commissions. Here is the latest portrait by Lorraine to leave the studio.

Although the majority of painting commissions Lorraine receives are for pets (predominantly dogs!) here are two children’s portrait commissions completed in July. If you would like details for commissioning a portrait please go to the ‘Portraits’ page of our website.

We’ve had a house guest this week; Zorro, the long-haired miniature dachshund came on a visit from his home in Woolacombe. Here he is with his portrait that I painted last year.

This is Freddie, a border terrier whose portrait was commissioned by his owner’s daughter as a surprise birthday gift. The family brought the unsuspecting birthday girl into our little shop in Sidmouth where her pet’s portrait was displayed on an easel. It took a couple of minutes before she spotted it. It was a...

We’re often asked if it’s possible to draw two dogs in the same portrait and whether it can be done from two separate photographs. In fact it’s often better to use individual photos as it’s rare to get a photograph where both dogs are looking equally good. This portrait from August, which was commissioned as a special...

Just to say that the shop will be closed during Folk Week from the afternoon of Friday 4th August until Tuesday 15th August. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Sparky was adopted by the kind owners of the garden in France where he was found abandoned. It took a while for him to trust people again but now he is a happy and much loved member of the family who commissioned this pastel portrait.

Just received a lovely ‘thank you’ message from the owner of this adorable little fellow who commissioned the painting as a birthday gift for her husband and happily he was delighted!