We here at Covet Garden, love our animal companions and we love art. Both Lynda and Rhonda have already had their furry friends, Lily the dog and Ronnie James Dio the cat, immortalized in watercolours. But that doesn't mean that we have to stop with just one pet portrait. So we were estatic to discover that Covet Garden fave Queen of the Cats (aka Greasy Chicken Face aka Kristina Møller) is now doing custom pet portraits!
Up until the the dawn of the 20th century, paintings and sculptures of favoured animals were common, but photography made this art form less popular. Which is a shame because paintings can capture the complexity of a pet's personality in a way that photography can't (at least in the case of Ronnie James Dio who rarely sits still long enough for snapshots).
So we started perusing the internets looking for different mediums in which we could immortalize the critters we share our spaces with. On Etsy, we discovered the gouache representations from Manda's Art Studio] as well as Peter Clark's collages. It's all a great way to be a patron of the arts and honour your four-legged friend at the same time.