• Annie Stander

Pet Portrait Studio News: July 2021

The heart behind my work and business, and my (colourful!) new product launch.

Hello and welcome to my pet portrait studio news! This month, I'm going to be sharing my heart behind my work and business as well as talking about my brand new pet portraits in colour!

Meet the artist

Hello! I'm Annie from Annie Stander Fine Art Pet Portraits.

I specialize in creating highly detailed hand-drawn pet portraits as gifts and memorials.

It's a wonderful job to have and I'd love to invite you into my world...

Connecting over pets ♥

My portraits are traditionally hand-drawn for clients all across the world. The best part of my job is the people I meet and connect with over our pets.

They have a way of erasing barriers between hearts because they've touched and changed our lives in the same way. I love getting to know my clients and their pets!

Beliefs and values

I believe in the power of art to heal and bring joy. It's a very personal thing.

My pet portraits are hand-crafted and very time consuming to create, but I see this process as part of what makes it such a fitting tribute to a life that has unspeakable value to someone.

The painstaking process and attention to detail is what captures the essence of the pet and what makes the portrait such a treasure.

Motivation and meaning

I want to create something truly beautiful in itself, that looks wonderful in a home, but the thing that's most important to me is that my art makes you 'feel' your pet, to remember and to smile with a full heart. To feel that he or she is 'back in the home'.

I am also motivated by the kind feedback I receive from my wonderful clients. To know that my portraits are loved and bring them joy every day really means the world to me!

Also, I love Love!

I also work as a wedding videographer. You should be picking up a trend...

On that note…

I married the love of my life on the 14th of May 2021 on a beautiful Autumn day. We've known each other since we were 8 years old but never expected we'd end up at the altar!

Pet portraits in Colour!

I've been planning to start offering pet portraits in full colour for quite some time and they're finally here. I have received such lovely feedback already, thank you so much! I'm also offering a 20% off launch discount until the end of August so book one in for Christmas!

These are done in coloured pencil and the pricing on my website applies to both my black and white and full colour pet portraits.

I hope you've enjoyed this month's newsletter! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me share my heart with you. Please stay in touch and say hi sometime. I would love to meet you!

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If you would like to commission a pet portrait of your own, you can get in touch with me via my contact page or email me directly at info@anniestander.com (you can also reply to this email).

Next month I'll be sharing more about the pet portrait creation process! Stay tuned!

Until next month, lots of love and care to you and your pets, always.