Nicki Moore, UK, emailed us in 2012 to enquire about commissioning a horse painting of their daughter’s New Forest Pony "Whisky" as a surprise for her 21st birthday. We were unable to have the painting completed for the actual birthday as there were only a few weeks before the special day. So Nicki and her family opted to surprise Alice on her birthday with a gift voucher and once the summer arrived they set about taking some lovely photos of Whisky together specifically for the painting with Whiskey's summer coat.
Nicholas painted Whisky at 14 x 10 size with a very subtle background giving an impression of the field, without the gate and fence which you can see in the photo. Our framer Jane framed the portrait for us in the Curved Gold Line frame and you can see some of the photos I took below. You can also read some fabulous testimonials from Nicki and Alice below too!
Hi Melanie and, very importantly, Nicholas. We absolutely love the portrait and Nick has totally captured Whisky's physical attributes as well as his personality. The eye is totally "his" as is the wayward mane and I still love his nostrils! You should be extremely proud of what you have produced. This is the best 21st present Neil and I could ever give Alice and she couldn't be happier with the result. So, congratulations and a huge thank you both. Give yourselves a big pat on the back! Kind regards Nicki and Alice
You will certainly have to put Whisky up and you can say that the clients who commissioned him are extremely happy.
Hi Melanie and Nick, Just a quick email to say the famous Whisky portrait arrived today and it is just wonderful. I can't stop looking at it and Neil was thrilled when he saw it too. It is just so perfect and I only wish I was more eloquent in my praise of it. We can't wait for Alice to see it - hopefully at the end of the month - and will photograph it in situ then. Might even manage a photo of the portrait with Alice beside it if she is feeling co-operative. Thank you both for your fabulous contribution to Alice's 21st present from us - I am sure she will cherish it. With kind regards Nicki and Neil Moore ps The packaging was amazing!
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