Sue and her daughter Anne Griffith, contacted Nicholas about his horse portraits in 2011. They wanted to commission a painting of their gorgeous horse George and wanted his to be portrayed at 20 x 16 size. UK
We have attached a photo called "This is the one" It shows George looking round his stable door - so the angle and view of his neck is not great - but it is the three quarter profile angle Anne wanted - so that it shows his star. This is quite an old picture - George is 19 now and starting to "go grey" and his star his spreading - but Anne is hoping to capture him more as she first knew him.
George was painted in oils on linen at 20 x 16 and both Sue and Anne were thrilled with the painting which they opted to have our local framer frame the portrait in the Gold Dots frame. You can see a few of the stages during the painting process, the final scan and details, the photos Nick used for reference and the portrait framed. I have also included two emails from Anne and Sue when they saw and received the portrait!
Hi Melanie and Nick
Wow, it's AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much, the likeness is absolutely staggering. Nicholas has captured George to a tee and we can't wait to see the original, but know we shall always treasure it. We simply cannot thank you enough and find it hard to find the words to tell you just how delighted we are.
Please let us know if you'd like a photo of George with his portrait for use on your website. We should warn you though that he is now 5 years' older than the original photo and a bit shaggier (and a lot greyer!) around the edges! We would make this very clear in our accompanying testimonial!!!
Thank you again
Sue and Anne x
Hi Melanie and Nick George's portrait arrived safely yesterday and I absolutely love it. It's gorgeous and just so 'George'. I will make sure I take a photo of him with his portrait and will write a proper testimonial for your website.
Is it ok if I wait until summer? At the moment he is very hairy and spends most of his time plastered in mud (he has hippopotamus tendencies and likes to wallow in the biggest muddy puddle he can find!). Thank you so much, I will treasure this portrait. Anne x
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