"We're crazy for our pets"

We love our pets.... 

I love meeting pet owners and discussing what they love most about their furbabies.  This is of particular interest to me as the behaviours, mannerisms and character of pets have a significant influence on the outcome of the intuitive style of pet portrait artworks I undertake. 


As you may know, I intentionally do not paint pets in their realistic fur colours, choosing instead – in collaboration with the pet owner – to celebrate strong pet personality traits, aligned with colours that have been intuitively categorised, for example, blue for loyalty, yellow for happiness, orange for spontaneity and so on.

Needless to say, when I do get a chance to chat with ‘hoomans’ about their pets it is interesting, beautiful and a  lot of fun to see what people appreciate in their pets. 


Here are some of the most popular descriptive words provided at two recent, very well attended pet events in Australia… So many beautiful and fun qualities, highlighted below and one for almost EVERY letter of the alphabet:

So after this very interesting review of what you say you love about your pets, I can say I agree...  Pets are so good for a person... and they have endearing qualities that we all consider important... It is fun, natural and amazing to build relationships when there is an environment filled with unconditional love, trust, cuteness and wonder.... 

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and providing opportunity for an  an interesting exercise and helping me see how collaboration with pet owners allows for celebration of what you love about your pets into wall art.


Best regards 


Sonia Farrell


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