A wonderful Turkish Van (owned by a friend) who is the perfect model. My friend also takes stunning photos. Such a beauty that it’s sometimes more difficult to achieve a good likeness, as with people … Done with pastels on pastelmatt paper.


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I’m an artist who loves animals as you’ll no doubt see from my subject matter but also, living in Shetland, am inspired by my beautiful, wild land and seascapes. I take commissions for portraits from photographs, run an art club, and also enjoy doing illustrations for children’s books.

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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous, I could run my fingers through her fur. I remember reading about these cats years ago…I believe they like to swim!

  • Not sure about swimming but this family have 4 of these and they are always up to mischief apparently. They take them out for walks on leads but not all together as they would end up like a spider’s web and caught in the middle. They really are beautiful cats but quite strong characters too. I must ask her about the swimming …

    – Redbarron

  • MoniqueGeurts
    MoniqueGeurtsalmost 3 years ago

    So very beautiful!!

  • scallyart
    scallyartalmost 3 years ago

    Great eyes and wonderful cat portrait.

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