I really love drawing birds. Every day I get so much pleasure from watching the birds in my garden and those which I see and hear when out and about. Their antics always entertain, and I am fascinated by how robust and vital such tiny and fragile seeming creatures are. I have previously only drawn wild birds, but had often though about drawing a budgie. So I was delighted when I was commissioned to draw these two beautiful birds, what wonderful colours they are!
Budgie Buddies is a portrait created as a personal gift from the client to someone who means a lot to her. These birds are treasured pets, and the portrait a symbol of the clients love and appreciation for her friend. What a beautiful and thoughtful birthday present to receive.
In the client’s own words: ‘The budgies arrived today, Oh my god they are so amazing! And thanks 100% for the care with the wrapping, so well protected. Off to the framers tomorrow!’
‘A bitter sweet story behind this wonderful portrait. I commissioned Tamsin months before the birthday of one of my fantastic volunteers in my CIC business as a special thank you for her hard work. I arranged a meal out to hand over the surprise (it was so hard to keep the secret) but the day before Sparky (the blue bird) suddenly died. I was in a quandary whether to give the portrait or not as Denise was so upset. Anyway I decided I should and she was so thrilled as she hadn’t even got a photo of him (her neighbour and I had secretly taken one). Denise found the portrait a wonderful tribute to her beautiful bird! Rosy (the green one) now has two new friends to keep her company! So thank you Tamsin for your beautiful work and ever lasting memory’
Budgie Buddies is drawn with pastel pencils on grey Pastelmat.
Commissioning an original piece of art is a simple process which is a collaboration between us both. I can offer a range of options depending on your preferences and budget, and I make every effort to ensure that I exceed your expectations with the portrait created. As each picture takes many hours to create, if you have a date in mind for a gift for example, the sooner the commission is planned the better to ensure that it is possible to achieve. I am always happy to discuss any ideas you may have, so drop me a line or give me a call and I will help in any way that I can.