My name is Jan Izard and I specialise in Pet Portraits using mainly watercolour or pastels. I am also happy to use graphite pencils which create simple but effective sketch portraits.
As a pet sitter I am always in close contact with animals. This helps me to study them in great detail - not only their outer appearance, but also their diverse personalities, which I feel is important to try to incorporate into the painting. Using watercolours allows me to capture detail in the fur and light in the eyes, that gives depth and realism to the painting. I work using photographs supplied via email or post, so am able to paint portraits no matter where in the world you are based.
The finished result is an everlasting memory that captures the character of your beloved pet, making it the perfect gift for yourself or others and is something to be cherished forever.
I also paint many other subjects such as landscapes and still life and enjoy trying different techniques.
Please feel free to visit my website and browse the galleries. You will also find helpful tips on how to take a good photograph of your pet.
If you would be interested in commissioning me to create a picture of your pet(s) or any other subject of your choice, please don't hesitate to contact me. Prices start at £90.
Tel. 07973 749504