People portraits

  • ‘I’ve absolutely fallen in love with H’s portrait. It’s gentle, beautiful, open and mischievous all at the same time; the detail and depth of the features are very compelling. It’s a very special thing and has been admired and discussed all day. And thank you for doing it all so quickly.’

  • ‘My husband was moved almost to tears when he saw the finished portraits.’

  • ‘Her parents are thrilled with it and think the likeness is perfect.’

  • ‘You have caught their different characters really well, avoiding the dreaded cheesiness. I can’t think of anything you could do to improve them at all.’

  • ‘F was up from university and I showed her your drawing of her. She really loves it and we all think you are incredibly talented.’

  • ‘You’ve really caught her personality.’

  • ‘My husband LOVES them! The framer had them done by Friday, so I was able to give them to him on the day of the party and all the guests saw them too. Everybody thought they were so wonderful and R was so proud, wanting to show her portrait off to all our friends. They are a lovely memory of our children at this time in our lives – we are thrilled. They are already hanging in our bedroom and we absolutely adore them.’

  • ‘They are wonderful, and what a fast turnaround!’

  • ‘Have already been to the framers I’m so keen to get them on the wall! Thank you so much. We’re delighted.’

Pet portraits

  • ‘A true masterpiece, so true to the subjects we know and love dearly, not just the likeness but the spirit and the character ... and the eyes. That is a hard combination to pull off, which you have smashed! A terrific surprise that will bring years of pleasure to us all. I love it and it’s now hanging with great pride outside my study.’

  • ‘Fenella (Nell) has just done the most beautiful drawing of our dog Lulu. She couldn’t have been more helpful nor patient in trying to find the best photo to use and then produced the most incredible likeness in absolutely no time at all. I can’t recommend her enough.’

  • ‘You have made me cry! It’s absolutely beautiful and so like him. You’re amazing. Dad said, “Oh that’s bloody brilliant!” We are over the moon so thank you so much. Here’s a video of mum opening it – as you can tell she absolutely adores it.’

  • ‘It’s amazing. You have absolutely caught her.’

  • ‘Thank you very much for the marvellous image of Jasper, which came as a complete surprise. He was a great animal, much missed, and you have captured his essence, deep in thought, and his colour and coat, to perfection. His portrait will be a treasured memento.’

  • ‘You’ve done a wonderful job, capturing Minnie’s serenity and Isla’s dependency on her mother just beautifully.’

  • ‘The picture has gone down a storm!’

  • ‘It’s brilliant. You have really captured her. So glad we decided on pastels, they work perfectly. It is in our hall, and much admired by all who see it.’

  • ‘Oh Nell, he looks absolutely gorgeous!’