Sally Grist's Profile
It was my little dog, Barley, who inspired me to paint again, after not picking up a brush for 25 years. She was such an adorable puppy and I discovered what a joy it is to paint a beloved ‘furry friend’. After completing that first pet portrait, I have been taking on commissions from other pet owners ever since.
My style is very much concerned with attention to detail, and I aim to achieve a photorealistic effect in my portraits. With no formal art training, I use my own unconventional approach of blending dry-brush oil paints with coloured pencils, to try to create vibrancy and depth in my work
I started selling commissions at local craft fairs and I quickly realised a gap in the market for crafts & gifts specifically for people who love their pets. Be it dogs, cats, horses, as a nation we love to indulge our passion for our furry…
- Born on January 20
- Joined December 9, 2011