What people are saying…

“Thank you Lara. A brilliant portrait of Yoshi that brings a smile of knowing recognition to all who see it”

— Rowan Ewart-White, Derbyshire

“As my terrier Dennis got older I really wanted an oil painting of him in his dotage and Lara totally captured the essence of him. We shared so much life and many adventures together, I love the painting of my gorgeous Dennis and so pleased with how Lara caught his personality and indomitable spirit. His portrait gives me enormous pleasure along with all the wonderful memories.”

— Winkie Spears, South London

‘‘My wife had this beautiful picture of our labradoodle, Ellie, painted by Lara as a surprise for my 50th birthday.

Lara has captured the spirit of her completely and I understand that my wife and Ellie met with Lara so that this could be achieved as a photo never really tells the story. It made for a lovely present. Thank you.’’

— Jon Page, Crawley, West Sussex

”Lara did an amazing job of capturing our miniature schnauzer, Rockefeller. There’s something magic about the way she captured his personality and especially the look in his eyes. We shared a few photos with her for the portrait and she gave great advice on what picture would work best for the charcoal portrait, as well as selecting a beautiful frame so the portrait was ready to take pride of place on our wall. Thank you Lara!”

— Jessie Pullar, Netherlands

“My husband was so happy to have a portrait of his working cocker, Bear. It was a surprise Christmas present and it’s perfect!, Lara came over to spend some time with Bear and captured his expression perfectly”

— Helene Moltka, Surrey

“My children gave me this beautiful charcoal of my beloved rescue, Victor who sadly died unexpectedly.

It was complete surprise gift which immediately bought tears to my eyes. I couldn’t believe how well she’d captured his gentle soul. It took a good while to finally hang on the wall because I cried every time I looked at him.

Looking forward to Lara painting my new rescue fur baby in the near future.”

— Sharon Gresham, Worcestershire

”I am more than delighted with the charcoal sketch of Domino, my springer spaniel. It was given to me as a surprise present, and when I opened it, it made me cry because Lara had somehow managed to capture the exact likeness of my dog. She is an extremely talented and well trained artist. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to everyone wanting an excellent and accurate sketch of their dog, horse, or any pet. Well done Lara, I wish you lots of success – you deserve it.”

— Annie Peake, Worcestershire

Lara just a quick thank you for the wonderful painting of Fifty and Viva. You captured their spirit and character so well. Like all dog owners we think ours are the best and we will treasure this picture. Thank you again.

— Jon & Sue Twyman, Cowes, Isle of Wight

‘‘Twiglet’s portrait give us so much joy every time we catch sight of it. The whole process was so easy. Lara met twiglet and took loads of photos of him. A few weeks later a wonderful portrait arrived that captured him perfectly. She managed to portray his gentle kind character as well his good looks!! Twiglet is no longer with us, so having him painted was the best thing we ever did.’’

— Venetia Brooke, South London