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Hello! I am a 21 year old student based in the West Midlands. Art is my first and major passion and over the years I have been honing my skills in a range of media including watercolours, charcoal and oil paint.

I have a great love of nature, conservation and animals, and this is reflected in the vast majority of my work. I offer unique, expressive pet portrait commissions at competitive prices.
I hope you enjoy browsing my portfolio! If you are interested in my work and wish to contact me:
email: hollie-templar@hotmail.co.uk

Please read my Terms and Conditions before requesting to commission me!

Click here to see a list of commission prices.

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Watercolour
Oil on canvas
Acrylics
Graphite
Jill - A2 - Oil on Canvas - 2013

Jill - A2 - Oil on Canvas - 2013

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#oils  #painting  #art  #animals  #pets  #dogs  #gsd  #german shepherd 
Ruby, Amber & Kiwi - Graphite - A4 - December 2012

Ruby, Amber & Kiwi - Graphite - A4 - December 2012

— 1 year ago with 7 notes
#graphite  #art  #drawing  #dogs  #labradors 
Mother Bear - Watercolours - A4 - December 2012

Mother Bear - Watercolours - A4 - December 2012

— 1 year ago with 110 notes
#watercolour  #winter  #christmas  #polar bears  #bears  #art  #watercolors  #arctic 
Puffins - Oil on canvas - 40 x 40 cm - 2012

Puffins - Oil on canvas - 40 x 40 cm - 2012

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#oils  #puffins  #seascape  #painting  #birds  #nature  #art 
Bamburgh Castle - Oil on Canvas - 40 x 60cm - 2012

Bamburgh Castle - Oil on Canvas - 40 x 60cm - 2012

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#oils  #bamburgh castle  #england  #northumberland  #castle  #scenery  #painting  #sunrise  #dawn  #ocean  #seascape 
White wolf - Acrylic on Slate - 2012 

White wolf - Acrylic on Slate - 2012 

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#acrylic  #wolf  #painting  #art  #slate  #white 
'Jazz' - watercolours - A4 - 2011

'Jazz' - watercolours - A4 - 2011

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#watercolor  #watercolour  #dog  #animals  #labrador 
Misty woods - watercolours - A4 - 2011
Another break from animal portraiture. Trying to improve on landscapes. Something very simple.

Misty woods - watercolours - A4 - 2011

Another break from animal portraiture. Trying to improve on landscapes. Something very simple.

— 2 years ago with 9 notes
#watercolour  #landscape  #mist  #eerie  #pines  #painting 
Pele - Watercolour - A5 - 2010
Rest in peace.

Pele - Watercolour - A5 - 2010

Rest in peace.

— 2 years ago
#watercolour 
Terms & Conditions, and the commission process - Please read!!

The Commission Process

If you wish to commission me to create a pet portrait for you, simply send me an email or telephone me to discuss the size and medium of your portrait. From there, I will require a high-resolution, good quality photograph of your pet(s) in good lighting, which accurately represents their colours in real life and is not overly cropped. I prefer photographs to be in a digital format sent via email, but sending me a photograph in the post is also fine.

Once I have started your commission, I will give you an estimated date of completion. Whilst I endeavour to keep to this - and I am almost always able to - it is not a total guarantee that I will not overrun this date. Please understand that portraiture is not my primary occupation, and that at times I can be busy with my studies, though I will notify you if this will be the case at any point during the commission process. I will keep you updated regularly throughout with progress so that you have the opportunity to contribute and voice your preferences.

Once your portrait is completed, the finished product will be posted to you unframed via Royal Mail first class, or depending on where you live you are welcome to collect it.

Terms & Conditions
Before I begin any commission I require a deposit of 50%. This is non-returnable, though if I cannot complete your artwork for any reason, I will of course refund you. Upon delivery of the finished piece, the remaining balance will be due.
I currently accept cash, cheques, direct debit and paypal as forms of payment for my commissions, though my preferred method is paypal.
Postage costs are not included in the commission price and must be added to the final sum.
Upon agreement and completion of a commission, the client understands that I may use any piece that I complete for promotional purposes on the internet. My works may not be published or reproduced without my permission.
last amended 24/12/12

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#tc