Hi, my name is Cathy and I live near Matlock (on a hill of course) with my partner and champion Roy and our cat Mitzi. If you take a look at the galleries, you may notice that Mitzi features as a model, in many of my pictures. Sadly, we lost our other cat Ziggy in 2021, but he, too, lives on in my artwork.

Cathy with Maine Coon Cat
Art has been a companion for me for as long as I can remember. I find true contentment when I’m immersed in an art or craft project.

A number of years ago I did a portrait of our cat ‘Tommy’ in pastel. My partner was astounded by the likeness and his reaction gave me a much needed boost.

Since then I have been building on my experience by exploring different methods and styles. I have now developed an enriched approach to my pastel portraits.

A pet portrait commission is created using the photos you provide. I need clear images showing accurate colour of your pet's fur and eyes.

Best results are often achieved when the photos are taken outside on a bright day. However, avoid direct sunlight as this washes away colours and detail. If the photos are taken indoors, try to position your pet near a natural light source, such as a window or glass door.

Good reference photos result in a successful portrait.

At present I require 3 – 4 weeks from receiving your photos to complete the portrait.

All finished portraits are supplied with a cream double mount to fit a standard size frame.

If you are still interested please click on the ‘PRICES’ tab for a detailed overview of cost.