Firstly I would like to wish all visitors to my site a Happy New Year and hope that it will be a prosperous one for all.
Secondly, the winner of my 2012 Pet Portrait Competition to win a 10" x 12" Oil painting was won by Charlie, a Black Labrador owned by Matt & Rache Redfern - Congratulations goes out to them both and I am very much looking forward to painting the stunning Charlie too!
It was a very difficult decision as the enteries were all beautiful animals, and some of the stories were very touching too but what was most important to me was the fact that all those who entered love(d) their pets and for that they are all winners in my eyes. I want to thank everyone who entered for giving me a glimpse into their beloved pets lives.
The line below, written by the owner of Charlie, was the one that cemented my final decision.
"without Charlie, days would be empty and stars wouldn't shine as bright"
Please keep an eye out in 2013 for more Competitions - these are open to all and I will be offering a chance to win paintings of a loved one as well as other special subjects, however the Pet portrait competition will be repeated later in the year. Good Luck to all future enteries!
Karen M Berisford