In March 2019 my client Freda, from South Africa, commissioned a portrait of her friend's cat as a surprise gift to her. Katriena had sadly passed away, and Freda wanted to give her friend something special to remember her by. Katriena was loved dearly, and I enjoyed working with Freda throughout the process. Lulu loved the portrait and sent me a lovely email which you can read below. You can also view the reference photo of Katriena alongside her portrait.
'Thank you, you really have done a stunning job. - Freda'
'Dear Annie, thank you so much for the beautiful sketch of my Katriena also known as Pampoentjie. I lost her in July last year due to colon cancer which I picked up too late… Never saw it coming! She was a rescue that I saved off the streets about 12 years ago… You captured her exactly the way she was, the little triangle next to her nose, the beautiful nose and her paws which I always caressed…Thank you, thank you, she is now permanently above my bed. Regards, Lulu'