Tinka's portrait was painted from a pre-digital photograph. As the dog's eyes weren't discernible, I decided to emphasise the colours and curves of her trademark wavy hair in order to capture her character. I also exchanged the original background fence for grass to give depth and added colour.
About the Artist
I have always loved art and as a child I would frequently be found drawing the trees in the garden. I first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in London and Dorset for fifteen years. One of my favourite posts was illustrating natural-history display-boards in watercolour & ink for Dorset…View full profile