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Renowned pet portrait artist Sara Abbott creates contemporary oil paintings from photos of your dog, cat or other animal. From her studio in Norton Road, Hove, she works to commission and for exhibition.
The tragic case of too many dogs: It may seem strange – me saying that we could ever have too many dogs, but it’s heart heartbreakingly true. In addition to the many large, established, national animal rescue organisations such as Dogs Trust, PDSA and RSPCA there are many – probably thousands of small independent charities […]
Remember… The weather is often fitting for Remembrance Sunday: cold, wet and miserable. Days are dark and short and the warmth of the sun seams a long way away. Reminiscent perhaps of dark days of war for those who spent it on the front line of battle in days gone by. Young men – boys, who left […]
When the urge to move, to change location, gets under your skin and irritates the comfortable flesh beneath there really is no ignoring it. ‘The itch’ to have a more rural existence has been visiting me for a year or so, but it became unbearable this spring, so when an opportunity to move my studio to Steyning, which […]
I knew yesterday was going to be emotional but each mile of the M1 that passed made the butterflies in my tummy flap their wings a little faster. Each portrait that I paint lays me bare to the outside world; the initial conversations with the customer, arranging and meeting them and their dog, […]
Since rescuing my tiny, opinionated bundle of a best friend and constant companion five years ago my life and my business have flourished. I’m writing early in the morning and the only noise apart from the keys is the muffled snoring that raises gently from the foot of my bed. She has a blanket there […]