We finally made it to the last month of 2020! And while yes this year had some big challenges... I'm so thankful for the amazing support I had through the thick of it. I thought with lockdowns making job security non-existent, that luxury items like pet portraits would surely be the last thing on people's minds. However, all year I've had a steady stream of clients who loved my artwork and all I can stay is thank you, thank you, thank you!
To the left is the only artwork from November I can publicly share at the moment (the rest are to be revealed after Christmas).
"Benny & Vinnie" is a memorial artwork of Benny the blue heeler who sadly passed away unexpectantly this year. His best friend Vinnie was always at his side, so the family thought it was only right that he should be included in his portrait.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2021
I've got lots of exciting ideas and plans for next year! To make sure I get around to each one, I've put together some project timelines (so hopefully next year goes a bit more smoothly then this one so that my planning doesn't go to waste!).
My goals include:
Offering wedding portraits, bouquet paintings and maybe even live event painting!
Having set aside time for more original artworks
Designing a range of Christmas Cards and merchandise featuring my wildlife artworks
Looking into a Blue thumb or Art Lovers membership (big websites that sell amazing Australian art!)
Entering a couple of art prizes like the Bentley Art Prize and the Border Art Prize
Aiming to do at about 1 market stall per month
And of course continuing to offer pet portraits!
I'm already booked out until February with commissions, so will be raising prices again in the new year. If you've been thinking about getting an artwork - you can still contact me before the year is up and secure an artwork at current prices.
The commission prices for 2021 will be:
Mini $130 Small $240
Medium $450 Large $660
Markets are all finished up for me this year! I'll be doing some again next year, however if you're looking for some gifts now, my online store has all my cards, prints, and mugs.
To stay updated on any changes to markets due to Covid-19, follow my facebook page.