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I am a part-time pet portrait and wildlife artist living in the deep dark forest between the Royal Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and the Welsh border. A beautiful and inspiring place to live and create pet portraits and wildlife art.
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Thursday, 29 January 2009

Snow Leopards by Wildlife Artist Karie-Ann Cooper

Well here it is, at long last I've got there!! I broke fingers and thumbs not to mention pencils to get this far (that's what it feels like anyway).
Back to work on Patton tomorrow, luckily he has progressed well and it won't be any effort to get back to working on a portrait of such a lovely dog. I've got a few commissions in the pipeline now, so much for the credit crunch, I'm doing as well as I was for Christmas, I really thought I'd be twiddling my thumbs and chewing the end of my pencils (I'll leave that to Willow the dog instead - she's eaten half of them now, bad bad girl) but things are still ticking over very nicely.
After working on this piece of wildlife art I'm hoping for some lovely entries into my wildlife competition, see details here

If you like my work please take the time to leave me a comment or become a follower (see bottom of page). If you would like to win a pet portrait of your dog, cat, horse or any other pet please see my new competition. It costs nothing to enter, all you require is internet access.
If you are interested in commissioning me please visit my pet portrait artist website or my wildlife artist website
Thanks for visiting!


Kathleen Coy said...

This turned out gorgeous!!! I love the expression on their faces and how soft their fur looks. Excellent job, I'm glad you want to do more wildlife art! :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work and great to see it finished.

Karri said...

Beautiful and Awesome come to mind...but both are an understatement!


Karie said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone

Grahame Butler said...

Great piece of work Karie. Grahame

SlogBite said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

BTW, I still need you to add the SlogBite widget, or at the least a SlogBite badge to your site in order to maintain your membership in SB.

Either login and and get a widget.

Or place a badge on your blog.

I will accept either.

Colette Theriault said...

Wow Karie, I love the job on the fur. I was waiting for you to complete this with great anticipation. I too wish I had more time for wildlife pieces!! Colette

Edward Burton said...

Wow, gorgeous piece, Karie! Thank you for stopping by my blog and adding me to your list of blogs you follow! I have added yours to mine.

Sarah said...

Oh this is stunning!!! What beautiful work! I'm off to look at your other posts! I'm honored that you are following mine!!! Sarah

Dana Marie said...

This is simply gorgeous, Karie-Ann!

~ Dana Marie

twincedar said...

Gorgeous Work! Love you blog!

Karie said...

Thanks again to everyone, you've all boosted my confidence no end

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