I have been admiring Sue’s work for a while now and when my mother and father-in-laws beloved dog Roly passed away last November, I thought it was the perfect way to honour him with a memorial portrait. Roly was 16 years old and very much part of our family. This particular picture of him was one of the best quality pictures we had.. It clearly showed his face and the various colours in his fur. I liked this picture as you could really see his character. I also gave Sue additional pictures in case they were useful for the extra details. [They were very useful for the fur details]
As soon as I saw the completed version I felt very emotional indeed. It was perfect. You could see Roly’s personality through the careful detail in his eyes. I felt that showing my husband and his sisters was the real test as he was their family dog after all. They too shared my feelings and we couldn’t wait to give it to their dad for Father’s Day. We just kept looking at the portrait and saying “It really does look like him doesn’t it!”
When we gave it to my father-in-law tears were shed! We all miss Roly so it was an emotional moment. It was proudly hung on the living room wall there and then. You have done a fantastic job Sue. It is a real likeness of Roly and the attention to detail really shines through.
You kept me up to date every step of the way and I really did appreciate your emails. It was amazing to see him come to life through your work. I most certainly will be recommending you Sue. Your work is fantastic and was a great alternative to the same gifts we gave dad year in, year out. I would say to anyone struggling to come up with a thoughtful and meaningful gift, then a trip to your webpage and a chat with you will certainly solve that dilemma. Your portraits are the perfect addition to the family home.
I’d just like to say thank you again from all of ‘The Orman family’ as we love our portrait of Roly and it will be enjoyed by all the family (not just dad) for many years to come. Thank you Sue.