Here are a couple of portrait commissions I worked on before Christmas, which I've not been able to share on here until now.
The portrait at the top is of a group of four siblings who commissioned the portrait as a Christmas present for their mum. As a family, they all enjoy long walks on the Quantock Hills near their home. I was given a reference photo of them on a winter walk on the hills, hence the crisp winter scene.
The portrait of the police dog handler and her police dogs was commissioned as a special birthday gift, for the fiancee of the dog handler in the picture, by a good friend of the couple. The trio in the portrait had recently completed the three peaks challenge to raise money for charity. As I understand it, it was the first time serving police dogs had ever completed the challenge. This portrait was a great opportunity to celebrate this achievement.