After a busy show at Wadebridge I found I had many people interested in having a painting of their animal done. But as happens al too often, very few if any follow up in the following weeks and months with confirmation of their interest. For some people it can be that just seeing what can be done by sending in their photographs for an assessment can make the difference. There is so much more to a painting of your animal than just a simple portrait although for some this is certainly sufficient. Every artist does it differently, but I have found the idea of combining images which reflect the subject's character and tell's their life story can make for a powerful memorial. By providing snapshots of what the finished artwork can look like provides confidence to the owner and opens their eyes on what is possible. I would like to wish everyone a great Christmas and hope to hear from you during 2018.