These Dachshund pet portraits were commissioned by Kevin Fitzpatrick, USA, who contacted Nicholas in 2015 to see if he would be able to paint their beautiful dachshunds Maggie and Max for his wife's special birthday on Christmas Eve. Kevin emailed a whole a range of photos of both dogs, some with them sleeping and some with them on a sofa with the beautiful light coming through the windows.
Kevin didn't have a photo that was perfect for a portrait however he had a number of photos of each of Maggie and Max which were. So we created a mock up, combining a number of photos together to make a unique composition. This allows both dogs to be sleeping side by side on the sofa, with the wonderful light pouring in through the window.
Kevin was thrilled with the painting and I personally feel its one of the most relaxing and peaceful paintings Nicholas has painted. Kris, the recipient was over the moon when she received the painting and you can read a beautiful testimonial from her below. The entire family posed for an amazing photo too which I have added below. We absolutely love the photo and cant thank the Fitzpatrick family enough for sharing it with us and allowing us to use it on our website :)
Hello Melanie and Nicholas!!!
It would be impossible to convey to you my complete happiness, awe and gratitude for the truly magnificent painting my husband, Kevin, gave me for my 50th birthday. It not only captures my beloved dachshunds perfectly, but our home as well. Now I know that my dogs will live forever and this time in my life has been captured so beautifully. It's SO beautiful!!
I am truly in awe of your talent, Nicholas, and so incredibly grateful to you for doing this work of art for me. I still can't believe it's mine and was made for me. It will be an heirloom for our children as it portrays our home and precious pets so perfectly. Check out the picture showing me and my family on Christmas Eve, my birthday, when I opened this amazing gift.