This is a wonderful painting Nick completed, our first portrait ever sent to France. We were really pleased to add another country to our growing list where our portraits hang. I have added a couple of photos below of our client very kindly standing with both Barney and Zorro and the painting behind
Dear Melanie and Nick, It was a great pleasure to be able to speak to you and thank you in person for the wonderful portrait you created of our two 'boys', Barney and Zorro. I've attached a couple of photos of me standing beside the picture which now hangs on the wall in our home in France. Seeing the portrait of Barney and Zorro, our two much beloved Norwegian Forest cats, which my husband arranged as a surprise present for my 60th birthday, had me in tears of joy. It's a fabulous likeness created with such sensitivity that everyone who sees it marvels at the skill used to produce it.
I know from my husband that you took immense care to ensure everything was just perfect right down to the packing of the finished painting ready for its journey to France where it now resides. It's so wonderful that the landmark birthday I was not all that keen on experiencing turned out to be a fabulous day! Thank you both so much for everything. I won't hesitate to recommend you to my friends, their friends and anyone else who's might be considering commissioning a pet portrait. You're the best! Best Wishes Ros Castle
Good morning Melanie,
Thanks so much for arranging with Jane the framing so quickly. That's marvellous to get it to my Father on Wednesday, rather than Friday (he was already panicking what to do if it did not arrive on Friday, what time you were sending it etc). Now he can relax and will be able to receive it in good time, before he leaves early Saturday morning. So thank you both so much for all your efforts and do thank Jane for me too please.
As for the framed portrait, I agree I think it looks terrific and having seen it displayed on your site Ros and I will feel very proud that our cats have been given such prominence. I love it and I have no doubt Ros will too. I intend to give it to Ros on her birthday to mark her milestone.
So for now, again thank you and Nick so much for all your kindnesses and hard work to make this happen. It has been an absolute pleasure always speaking and communicating with you. I will be back in touch on or just after 1 August (her birthday!)...
Good morning Melanie,
The portrait looks fabulous (even at this distance!). Thank you both so much for all your hard and wonderful work. Nick is certainly very talented and doubtless immensely patient - you seem to complement each others' skills so well!!!