"I love capturing a person's individual character in my artwork. I also like the finished drawing to look original and hand-made, with the artist's hand visible in the marks of the drawing, so that it has a more personal touch than a photo. It a pleasure to be able to make art which brings such joy to people and their loved ones."

As an artist specialising in portraits, Catherine is available for commission work.  All her portraits are entirely hand-drawn using only the finest quality Rembrandt pastels on Winsor and Newton artist's pastel paper. 

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Catherine works from a favourite photograph or photographs of your choice - the more you can supply for her to refer to the better, in order to capture each individual person's special characteristics. No problem if you can't supply your perfect photo, as she can combine features from multiple photos in order to create your ideal image.

Before mailing your portrait, Catherine will send you a digital photo for review. This is your chance to suggest any changes and comment on the portrait.  Clients are involved from the beginning to the end of the process, so feel free to contact her with any questions or doubts. Usually Catherine will be able to have your portrait done and shipped to your home around 3 weeks after the portrait has been ordered.

To discuss your requirements, or commission a portrait, visit Catherine's Etsy shop.

Client Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

“Catherine is a great artist. She created a beautiful portrait of our grandchildren from a couple of images. Our correspondence was very straight-forward - her replies always prompt and clear.

The finished portrait arrived on time and well packaged. I'd thoroughly recommend Catherine.”

Brian Pain, client review posted on Etsy, December 2020

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5 out of 5 stars    

“Catherine is an incredible artist. We were thrilled with the portrait she did of our family. We were amazed at her ability to capture each family member's characteristics.

She was wonderful to work with during the process.

She quickly completed the portrait and shipped within the time frame indicated. I highly recommend her!”

Colleen Chambers, client review posted on Etsy, August 2020


5 out of 5 stars    

“Thank you so, so much Catherine. Love, love, LOVE the portrait I ordered for my parents - and they do too!!
Catherine was so great to work with - professional, responsive and understanding.

She is (of course) very talented and down to earth - a lovely combination.
Would 150% recommend her and her work - I already have two friends here in Australia that have seen our portrait and asked for Catherine's details.”

Simone Skinner, client review posted on Etsy, November 2019

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