It was quite by chance I chose Nina to create the most idyllic gift for my wife. Like most of us I googled “pet painting” or something like that and was impressed with her web site; a true reflection of her work.
At our first meeting, it was clear that Nina fully understood my ideas, related to our dogs and had the rare gift to capture these qualities in her paintings. In this meeting, we discussed different options as Nina got to know our dogs and took a couple of snaps just as a reminder for details.
Jax is the older top dog and Holland is his mischievous playful friend, it was important for the painting to show this relationship. As painting is nothing like a photograph, snap! and the moment is gone. A painting evolves and is enhanced as Nina and you work together. Through this time I received photographs of the initial sketches, so we could discus form and composition, through to more photos to finalise the fine details that would enhance the final painting.
Now my investment has becomes part of our home, it is something that we delight in showing all our friends. As the gift giver, I have enjoyed the experience of having my very own artist immortalize our pets. My wife Sally is delighted with the personal thoughtful present which will always remind her of the love that Jax and Holland has given her.
As Jax is getting older, I am so pleased that I captured the moment whilst he is part of our lives.
Andy and Sally P