Looking for an original present idea or something with which to decorate your house? Then have a simple yet stylish portrait of your favourite pooch or kitty produced just for you. The process couldn’t be easier: simply snap a photo of your pet, choose your plain and checked colours for the background and floor, and then send the details over to Sally by email! Within a few weeks, Sally will produce your portrait and post it to you.
What to do?
Questions & Answers
What size are the paintings?
Using high-quality acrylic on paper, all the paintings are 12”x16” (30cm by 40cm). The paintings are always produced on A3, and can be set within IKEA frames for an additional £6. Alternatively, you may choose a frame yourself from another supplier if you have something special in mind.
Can I have more than one pet in the painting?
Of course, for a small additional price all you need to do is just send photos of all the pets. If they’ll cooperate, try to get a photo of them sitting next to each other so that Sally can get a sense of their size relative to one another, as well as their relationship.
How long do the paintings take?
Sally hopes to have your painting delivered to your address within 2-3 weeks of the commission agreement. If you have an urgent deadline for a present, she will try her best to produce something a little faster for you! However, extra time will be needed if the parcel is to be sent abroad.
What are the postage costs?
For framed paintings, the cost will be £8, while unframed paintings are £6. For European or International clients, the postage price will be dependent on the country to which it is being delivered.
Can I see the painting before paying?
Absolutely, Sally will send you a photo of your portrait by email, or can post it, to make sure you’re happy.
About the Artist
After graduating with a BA in Textiles from Central School of Art, Sally was an illustrator represented by Sharp Practice for twelve years. During this period, she enjoyed working full time on a vast range of campaigns, from MTV and Penguin, to Oxford University Press and NatWest, as well as many others. With three grown children, Sally has now settled in Leamington Spa where she still paints full time, working on illustration projects, such as scarf designs and restaurant paintings, as well as private commissions.
Pattern and colour have always been essential qualities in her work, which is evident in her range of still life work, seascapes and landscapes. After returning home from Canada, Sally started painting her dog portraits in 2013, and their popularity have grown ever since. With an impressive contrast between the checked pattern and the simplistic plain background behind the dog, she consistently produces sincere, unembellished portraits that catch the eye.
Visit Sally's website to see more of her work - www.sallyfodenart.co.uk
First of all, you’ll need to snap some photos of your dog or cat. The better quality photo, and the more you take, the easier it will be for Sally to capture their likeness. Make sure that you take their photo at eye level, face on – do your pup justice by taking the time to get that perfect shot. It’s also helpful if you can take a separate photo of their body while sitting down, so Sally can get an idea of the texture and appearance of their coat.
Next, if you like, you can choose your background colours: one for the plain backdrop, and a few for the multi-coloured, checked floor. If you’re short on ideas, have a look at her other commissions to see which combinations you might like, or what might compliment the room into which it’ll go. For a full range of colours and ideas, visit the Farrow & Ball website – Sally has use access to all of their provided colours.
One Dog or Cat - £80
Two Dogs or Cats - £110
Three Dogs or Cats - £140
Frame - £6