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About the Artist

Hello, I'm Vanessa Reynolds, and for the past two decades, I've had the privilege of sharing my love for art as a fine art teacher. Now, I've embarked on a new journey as a professional artist specialising in pet and people portraits. My transition from educator to artist has been a natural progression fueled by my unwavering passion for capturing the essence and personality of both beloved pets and cherished individuals.






Passion for Pet and People Portraits

My fascination with portraiture stems from its unparalleled ability to encapsulate emotions, memories, and the unique spirit of each subject. Whether it's the soulful gaze of a loyal companion or the warmth of a family's bond, I find immense joy in translating these moments onto canvas. Every stroke of the brush is infused with the same dedication and enthusiasm that characterised my years in the classroom, now channeled into creating timeless pieces that resonate with my clients on a deeply personal level.

Unique Style and Approach

What sets my portrait paintings apart is not just the meticulous attention to detail or the technical skill honed over years of practice, but rather the heartfelt connection I strive to establish with every subject. My approach goes beyond mere replication; it's about capturing the essence of each individual, celebrating their uniqueness, and conveying their story through art. Whether it's through vibrant colours, expressive brushwork, or subtle nuances, my goal is to evoke a sense of familiarity and nostalgia that resonates with both the subject and the viewer.

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Portfolio showcase

Welcome to my portfolio, where I invite you to explore a curated collection of my finest pet and people portraits. Each piece is a testament to my dedication to capturing the unique essence and character of my subjects.


Realistic Pet Portraits


Immerse yourself in the world of beloved companions with my pet portraits. From playful pups to regal felines, each portrait is a heartfelt tribute to the special bond shared between humans and their furry friends.

Bubble Pop Pet Portraits

Welcome to the world of Bubble Pop Pet Portraits, where colour meets personality in a delightful fusion. Infused with a variety of hues and a touch of whimsy, these portraits offer a fresh perspective on capturing your pet's essence.

With each stroke of the brush, a dynamic and eye-catching portrait emerges, reflecting the individuality of your furry companion. From the subtle details to the overall composition, these portraits bring out the charm and character of your pet in a truly distinctive manner.

Whether it's a playful cat, a faithful dog, or any other beloved pet, Bubble Pop Pet Portraits add a vibrant touch to any space. Perfect for those seeking a unique and colourful addition to their home décor, these portraits serve as a heartfelt tribute to the special bond we share with our pets.

People Portraits

Celebrate the beauty and complexity of the human experience with my people portraits. Whether it's a candid moment frozen in time or a formal portrait exuding elegance, each artwork tells a compelling story of identity and emotion.

Capturing Details

Every portrait in my portfolio is meticulously crafted to showcase intricate details and subtle nuances. From the sparkle in a pet's eyes to the wrinkles of a wise elder, I strive to capture the essence of each subject with precision and authenticity.


Techniques and Inspiration

Throughout my artistic journey, I've explored a variety of techniques and styles, drawing inspiration from both classical and contemporary sources. Whether it's experimenting with bold colors or mastering the intricacies of light and shadow, each artwork reflects my ongoing passion for artistic exploration and growth.

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