Please feel free to browse the testimonials from my clients. (Included is the David Shepherd letter.)
Jim Waterman of Bishopstoke near Eastleigh commissioned me to paint his Golden Retriever as a present for his wife:
“My wife loved the painting of our Golden Retriever ‘Dave the Dog’. She got quite emotional when I gave it to her for her birthday. Steve really captured him.”
Kevin Nutbeam of Winchester commissioned me to paint his Silver Labrador Retriever, again, as a present for his wife. He was a little apprehensive about me going ahead with it after he had a bad experience with a fellow competitor. I reassured him and kept him apprised of my progress. He was elated once he saw the final painting offering to pay me extra:
“Steve has captured Storm perfectly. I wanted a special birthday present for my wife. She loved it. We both now have it as a screen-saver on our laptop and mobile phones.”
The biggest compliment I’ve received is from the world renowned wildlife artist David Shepherd. My artwork was shortlisted from hundreds of other artists to be exhibited and auctioned for his charity ‘Art for Survival Wildlife Auction’ at Christie’s, South Kensington, London in May 2007:
“Your ‘Meerkats’ made a super addition to our show, and we are delighted it sold. It certainly helped make the whole exhibition absolutely superb.”
It was Melanie Shepherd’s favourite too, David’s daughter, who runs her father’s charity, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, when I spoke to her on the day of the auction.