Thank you for visiting my site, my name is Charlie, I am a professional Artist based in the Vale of Belvoir, specialising in dog portraiture. My love of art started very young, it was practised by both my parents and grandmother. Therefore it was no surprise that I would follow in their footsteps by going on to do a BA Hons in Fine Art. Since finishing University I have been honing my skills in dog portraiture.
During my childhood years we had three English Pointers and a Red Setter, they always made the house feel like a home. So as soon as I moved in to my own home I was eager to get a dog. We got little Pippin our Italian Greyhound roughly 7 years ago. She was my only muse for the first two years but then Roo joined the family, closely followed by Noodle. They are all completely different in character, although they are all from the same breed, which makes me laugh as they all have their likes and dislikes. What would we talk about without them. Dogs are such a special gift to us all, if only they were with us for longer. Portraits much like photography are a great way of capturing their wonderful characters in time.
The Boutique has gradually evolved from dog shows that I have exhibited at over the years. I wanted to offer a selection of unique personalised products which are different to what’s commonly stocked in pet shops. I love working with colours and finishes and thought it would be fun to have a range of products that offer a beautiful colour palette. The Boutique is constantly expanding to offer more of a varied selection to my customers, so please check in from time to time.