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“In Loving Memory – Myah” Christmas Portrait Commission and Process

Back in October a lovely lady over on the Siamese and Oriental Cat Chat group on facebook commissioned a portrait off me of her absolutely gorgeous havannah, Myah. Myah had sadly passed away after an illness last year and I was asked to create a portrait in her memory.

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“In Loving Memory – Myah” 21 x 30cm commissioned portrait, coloured pencil on Fabriano Artistico HP watercolor paper.

I was so touched to hear back from her on Christmas day when her husband recieved it –

As expected my husband absolutely loves the portrait of Myah. When I gave him it on Christmas Day it actually made him cry, and then of course I cried! We miss her dreadfully but he agrees it is a most fitting tribute and it has pride of place in our house. Thank you again, you captured her spirit perfectly.

This is exactly why I love making pet portraits- they are a lasting, tangible snapshot of your loved ones’ lives that stay with you even long after they are gone and I feel so privaliged to be a part of it.


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“In Loving Memory – Myah” step-by-step process.

I hope you all had a happy, warm and wonderful Christmas and New Years! See you next week!

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