I had the pleasure of painting this absolute sweetheart for Jennifer in Ottawa. Commissioned to paint her beloved cat, Walter, I was asked to capture him, legs crossed, in a pose that was very meaningful to Jen.
Armed with ample photos of this lovely boy to reference, I made sure to capture the important details that made Walter unique – from the precious black spot on his nose, to his sweet pink ears and the intensity of his green eyes and baby soft fur.
“Omg, it's amazing. You made my mom cry.” – Jen M.
Unfortunately Walter passed away not too long ago. While we can never replace those we lose in life, there is nothing more special than immortalizing your fondest memory of your beloved friend and family member.
When Jen’s good friend Sue, found out about the commissioned portrait, she asked to contribute to the cost of the portrait as a surprise gift for Jen, knowing how much Walter meant to her. A portrait size upgrade was decided upon, so Jen could better enjoy her gift.
Walter’s memory will live on with all who loved him and his portrait will serve as a fond memory of a treasured companion and sweet soul.