What Kate's customers say....

Below are some personal testimonials from my lovely clients. If you've already commissioned a portrait or other painting, I'd love it if you could spare a few minutes to share your experience too.  

Holly - pastels

Holly - pastels

"Thanks to your talent Kate you have given me my dog back. I look at it every day you captured her completely. You were very supportive through the process and it was so worth it to see the result. I love it and can never thank you enough." 
- Lesley

Running hare
Coloured pencil and pastels

Running Hare - limited edition print of pastel original

 "I’m completely thrilled with my magnificent hare … over the moon!! Thank you so much Kate - I shall treasure her all of my life! (Thanks too for the prompt postage & excellent packaging - arrived in Australia in perfect condition)." - Julia

Pastels portrait

Kipper - coloured pencils

"Hi Kate, I have now framed the portrait in a frame with glass. It is so beautiful!" - Kathleen

Pastels portrait

Spike - pastels

"The portrait arrived today. It's fantastic, looks even better in person and you've captured his likeness perfectly!" - Dan

Watercolour portrait

Toffee and Squeek - watercolours

"Thank you so much for our amazing painting. You have worked your magic again and the way you get an animal's personality peeping through, is a true gift and something that even a photo cannot get across with so much warmth." - Rachael

Bugsy - pastels

Bugsy - pastels

"Seeing Kate’s portrait of our handsome Labrador Bugsy for the first time actually took my breath away! She captured his mischievous personality perfectly! Incredible talent!" - Kay

Alfie - watercolours

Alfie - watercolours

"The painting Kate did of my cat was amazing. She caught his character and likeness perfectly. I will be ordering more prints of her wildlife paintings for my son’s nursery." - Nicole

Tabitha - coloured pencils

Tabitha - coloured pencils

"Kate has very skilfully produced a couple of pictures of my cat Tabitha from photos. The results were terrific, with the last picture (Tabitha with a dragonfly flying overhead!)" - Roger

Coloured pencil and pastels

Daisy - coloured pencil and pastel

 "Best birthday present ever. The hubby did good! Thanks so much for capturing my dog’s beautiful character."

Coloured pencils

Milo - coloured pencil

"Thanks so much for all your hard work - and your prodigious talent. I don't have the words to tell you how much it means to us."  - Jackie

Acrylics on canvas

Penny - acrylics

"Thank you so much for the safe delivery of the beautiful painting of our lovely cat Penny. My Daughter will absolutely love it, as we do. It feels like she will be with us for Christmas.......... Thanks for your time and hard work. We love it. Have a lovely Christmas". - Rachael

Suzie and Charlie

Suzie and Charlie - watercolour

"Mum's lovely painting arrived safely and I gave it to her last night......... Mum and Dad are both delighted with it and already have a frame that it looks perfect in. Thanks for giving Mum and Dad something to be excited about in this strange period we are going through." (Lockdown 2020) - Rachael


Padsy - pastels

"Just a quick email to say thanks for the portrait of Padsy. I think it’s absolutely excellent and I had a very happy wife". - Tom


Sammy - pastels

"Just to let you know that the portrait has arrived safely and looks wonderful. Diane will love it when she sees it". - Andy

ink and watercolour

Sam - ink and watercolour

"Kate was fantastic throughout this purchase! Great customer service to ensure the order was correct and how it was desired. ..... Would definitely highly recommend to any body! Extremely happy with the result, would definitely use again if needed!" - Erin (Australia)

ink and watercolour

Kojii - ink and watercolour

"I’m SO happy with my portrait! It looks exactly like my dog, and the quality is gorgeous!! Kate was in contact the during the whole process— keeping me updated every step— great service!!! Would and will highly recommend to anyone looking to get a portrait done! Highly Highly HIGHLY recommend!" - Rebecca (USA)


Molly - pastels

"Thank you Kate for offering such a professional and efficient service whilst completing the portrait of our family dog. Your communication throughout the process was excellent and the final result exceeded my expectations. My Dad was overjoyed when he opened the portrait for his 70th birthday and said that you had completely captured the spirit of Molly. Thank you for enabling me to give my Dad such a special and personal gift that he will be able treasure." - Dayna


Maddie and Sam - acrylics

"I can't thank you enough Kate for the fantastic portrait you have painted of my grandaughter Maddie and her pony Sam. It is amazing ! I wanted a portrait that Maddie can keep forever to not only remind her of her first pony but also that her old grandmother commissioned it for her for her Christmas present for 2013.  I'm now thinking of having my cat Basil immortalised !!! Thank you so much Kate xxx" - Margaret

Mixed media

Toby - mixed media

"Thank you so much for the gorgeous portrait of our family dog, it is perfect and brings out so much detail of the dogs' character on paper which will make it a such unique gift for Christmas. The presentation was outstanding including certificate of authentication. Kate made sure the portrait was delivered in time for Christmas. Thank you so much Kate. Well recommended." - Helen


Mollie - pastels

"I commissioned a portrait of my only moggy, Mollie, the other five cats I have are British Shorthairs and was sbsoloutely delighted with the result. In fact, it is so good all my friends thought it was a photograph! I would thoroughly recommend Kate, as she is a brilliant artist and definitely has a connection with her subjects! Thank you so much Kate, I will treasure this picture forever!"  - Becky x


Pumpkin - pastels

"I can't thank Kate enough for the portrait of our greyhound (Pumpkin). Kate has captured all of his handsome chappy characteristics, making it so personal to us. Without doubt, Kate is a truly talented artist - thank you :-)" - Andy


Shadow - pastels

"Just a thank you for the fabulous portrait of Shadow, now sitting proudly on my lounge wall. Having only recently lost him it really is as if you have given him back to us. The likeness is extraordinary - you have captured him completely, floppy paws and all. Thank you so so much." - Karen

ink and watercolour

Cassie - ink and watercolour

"Beautiful portrait, the likeness is spot on and Kate's communication throughout the process was very good. Highly recommend!" - Niki

ink and watercolour

Pebbles - ink and watercolour

"We could not be happier with our piece! Kate was ever so pleasant and easy to work with, and her work is stunning!" - Melissa


Tabitha - pastels

"Tabitha was difficult to photograph and although I gave several shots to Kate, she kindly agreed to come round and take some herself. Between us, we just managed to have enough information for Kate to work with and the end result was just brilliant - a great portrait of Tabitha, complete with tongue out too! Thanks Kate!" - Roger

Ink and watercolour

Lua - ink and watercolour

Fantastic portrait!! She just captured perfectly my dog’s facial expression with only viewing a few pictures. I am so happy with the portrait. Definitely recommend it. Also she has been very helpful and nice. All perfect. I am keeping the details for the next one! - Carla


Bespoke commission from faded photo

"Phenomenal!" - Julia

ink and watercolour

Opal - ink and watercolour

"Absolutely stunning! Exactly what I asked for" - Jay