Here at The House Of Genista "GENISTA PAWTRAITS" I aim to create exquisite hand painted pastel pet portraits from your photographs that bring out the spirit, character and personality of your beloved and cherished other family member, with their unique personalities, they make us laugh and smile and love us unconditionally.
I am a pet owner and animal lover myself, and I understand how much pleasure and comfort an original pastel portrait can bring, either by celebrating an adored pet or remembering one we have sadly lost.
A commissioned pet portrait or gift certificate makes a unique birthday, Christmas, wedding or anniversary gift that will be treasured forever by the recipient..
I am a self-taught artist, having drawn and painted from a child. I use only the best quality materials for my work as the lasting colour of a painting is only as good as the purity and quality of the materials used. I use either velour paper or Fabriano/Ingres pastel papers.
I hand paint each portrait using photographs as a guide. I am not trying to make the painting look like the photograph but hopefully enhance it to bring out your pets personality and character. Several photographs can be used to get the required pose and changes can be made to remove e.g. a hand, collar, "red eye" etc but it is important to use clear photographs as possible as the quality of the photograph will directly influence the detail of the painting.
Click on GALLERY PHOTOS below to visit individual galleries of my work which I am still adding here on my website as quickly as possible, so please do keep calling back as I build up my portfolio of:
"ELVIS" - a handsome black and white cat created on light grey velour paper using pastel/pastel pencils. Size 12 x 9' (16 x 12' framed)
"TIMAZINTI" a beautiful Sheltie created on a rich sandy velour paper using pastels/pastel pencils. Size is 12" x 16"
"BRIAN" a handsome tabby cat created on a light grey velour paper using pastels/pastel pencils. Size 11" x 14"
PRINTS/GREETING CARDS are now available of some of my Original pastel portraits. Click on the links to be taken to FINE ART AMERICA to view some of my work as prints, cards etc
"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are"