You’ve done a grand job of this Dawn. The eyes are so alive with expression and that snazzy wallpaper gives the painting a kind of rhythm.

Really like this Dawn - different and good!

Just an amazing piece of portraiture, so very alive, mark making is super in this!

What lovely comments! Thank you Thalia.

I love your arrangement of the wall pattern as the effective contrast to the dog.

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14 x11 pastel on pastel mat. I loved painting this commission of Poppy. She looks a bit like my dog, Jack. The owner wanted her funky wallpaper in the background. I toned it down from the original and I think it worked quite well in the end.

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Dawn Halliwell

I started painting in Jan 2016 after the death of my youngest sister. I found it great therapy and still do! I love experimenting with different techniques and media. I mainly work in pastel or oils for pet portraits, but I also enjoy doing ink portraits with the odd landscape thrown in for good…

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