I have always loved sketching and drawing animals, both pets and wild animals and birds. There is so much beauty in animals and capturing their expressions and their characters in art for their owners is very rewarding.
As an artist I feel workshops and courses are a vital aspect in developing and improving my skills. Recently I completed a Diploma in Pet Portraits with London Art College. I am very happy to say that I was awarded a distinction for my work during the course. That was such a great achievement for an area of my art that I felt I wasn’t very good at! We are always our harshest critics.
Red Brush Art is pleased to be able to offer Pet Portrait Commission in a variety of media: pencil, pen, watercolour, acrylic and oil. We also offer various sizes and can include one or more of your beloved furry friends.
Pet Portraits make a wonderful gift for the pet lover, or animal lover in your family. It is a great way to have a lasting memory of that special member of your family. It may be a dog, cat, horse, rabbit, guinea pig, bird, reptile. The list is endless.
As well as Pet Portraits, we can also do animal portraits. If you have a friend or family member that is crazy about animals, then why not give them a special portrait. It might be zebras, penguins, giraffes, chimpanzees, tigers or any other animal. We can create a perfect portrait for you in either pen, pencil, watercolour, acrylic or oil. Here are a few examples
If you would like more information on how to go about organising a Pet Portrait or Wild Animal Portrait, we have a tip page with lots of information. If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.
At Red Brush Art we are aware of the plight of the rescue and stray dog worldwide. 3 1/2 years ago we rescued a ‘Singapore Special’. Nala was only one week old when we fostered her, and fitted in the palm of our hands. She was part of a litter of 7 puppies found abandoned in a shipyard in Tuas.
Anyone who knew us knew we would never be able to hand her back, so at three months Nala officially became a part of our family. We joke she must be luckiest street dog in Singapore as she has a very good life here with us. She is always involved in whatever we are doing and I think her favourite activity is photo bombing as we are trying to take photos of the artwork! We’ve accepted and tried to help all of her anxious and fearful traits; she is a very special and much loved part of our family. However, not all street dogs are as lucky as Nala.
We are happy to announce that 10 % of all Pet Portraits commissioned in Singapore will be donated to BFF, a local shelter that rescues and aims to protect and find forever homes for strays.
10 % of all Pet Portraits commissioned in Australia will be donated to Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge at Sippy Creek on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge (Sippy Creek Animal Refuge Society Inc) was established in 1979 to provide temporary refuge and find new homes for abandoned, abused, stray and unwanted cats and dogs. The Refuge is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation and has a strictly regulated non-euthanasia policy. They also run education programmes for the community on responsible animal ownership.
We are very happy to be able to support these two charities, and it is through your commissions that we can help protect and improve the lives of stray dogs and cats in Singapore and Australia. Contact us today to discuss your requirements for your Pet or Animal Portrait Commission.