Creating pet portraits came as something of a surprise to me. I hadn’t set out to do this at all. I first created some abstract style collages which, when shown, got most of the attention. Then my sister in law gave me a portrait of my dog Bennet for my birthday which I absolutely loved. I thought, why not try and collage a portrait of Bennet? I loved how it turned out and I put it in a show and someone bought it. I couldn’t believe it. Someone bought a portrait of my dog! I was in shock. And then another person ordered a commission of their cat. I knew I was on to something and thus a business is born.
I’m delighted that people enjoy these because they’re fun to create and I get to meet other like-minded crazy dog people.