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yes you, look at me!

yes you, look at me!

many people ask me why do paintings or sketches of people or pets and not just a photo?

well, photos are great and Im an avid photographer (okay when i have the time) but I think there is something more unique about a painting. Also, sure we can manipulate photos a lot nowadays on photoshop, but a painting is done by hand so every one is unique- you cant beat that as a gift or as a personal memory to keep.

So, Im keen on promoting artwork!

In an ideal world, Im a traditionalist, so the person or pet should sit in front of the artist and the portrait be done over a few days or weeks. BUT, who has this time anymore? so, I think portrait paintings from photos are justified, as long as they are 100% done by hand with no printing or any cheating involved.

To be honest, using a reputable artist or company, the client also has some fun-

they can help tell the artist in what style to do the painting, they get a great painting even if their own artistic skills are not great, and they can request changes to the painting before its finished.

They can change the background or the contents of the painting- its so flexible!

Here is the original photo.

watch out or I scratch the sofa!

watch out or I scratch the sofa!

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Sorry for the self- promotion, I’m British so I’m not good at it!
But I want to shout out how Portrait Xpress has been working with charities this year!
In November 2008 we will help sponsor ‘Peak to Fong’ an event by Hong Kong Dog Rescue charity, in Hong Kong.
Portrait Xpress are proud to be donating gift vouchers for a personalised pet painting worth 1000 HK Dollars for the winning dog/owner who makes it down from the Peak of Hong Kong, to Lan Kwai Fong in Central. And 5 x $100 vouchers to the 5 runners up!
Portrait xpress are running a new pet painting campaign for winter 08 and throughout all of 2009!
Our pet paintings are now displayed in a number of Pet shops in Hong Kong, and also many London (UK) Veterinary Clinics.
We really want to brighten up gloomy vet clinics so that the animals all get better! What is better to do this than with a bright fresh pet painting of your favourite pet?!!
Paintings are each unique hand-copies of client’s pet PHOTOS.
All paintings are100% hand painted
Order via email/ online web shop
The Paintings are fun and colourful and the client can choose to customise them in many ways.

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