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  1. Well, here it is! My new website dedicated to portraiture!
    Firstly let me introduce myself. My name is Kirsty and I am a full time mum and a part time artist, or should that be the other way around?!! Some of you may already be familiar with my work, under the guise of Canvas Art UK, a business I have been running on and off since my son was born in 2004.
    I am passionate about providing people with the art that they want - not the stuff that is forced on them in high street shops and department stores around the country. Art is a subjective and highly emotional thing and telling someone that they must have a badly conceived picture of some daisies or lilies because it matches their colour scheme and fills that space on the wall is hardly exploiting the true purpose of art.
    I believe art should be personal as well as decorative. It shouldn't be used to just fill wall space, it should be able to inspire dreams and prompt memories of good times and happy times. It should also be affordable.

    I'm not an 'arty-farty' person. I don't spend hours in art galleries (although I do enjoy them) scrutinising installations and imposing my subjective opinion on them. If you ask me those people who decide that an unmade bed should be worth millions but a sketch by a loved one is worthless are at best misguided, and I do not believe any of us should conform to the opinion of the few.
    Art is in the eye of the beholder, what one person finds beautiful another will perceive as disgusting. It's our differences that make the world go round and if everyone had the same opinion it would be such a dull life!!

    In the ten years that I have been creating art for other people I have painted the most diverse range of subjects. I find it a wonderful experience to be able to realise peoples' imagination on canvas and am truly grateful to all my past clients who have allowed me to do so. I have painted everything from cars, castles, and cartoon characters to wizards, words and waves! But the most popular request has always been for portraiture.

    Whether it be of a new born baby, a family grouping or a much-loved pet, portraits have always been the most sought after commission.
    It is because of this that I decided to branch out my business to a dedicated Facebook page and website so people who are looking specifically for a lovingly hand painted portrait can see all the possibilities laid before them and all my past work in one place.

    I have tried to group each type of portrait together for ease of choice and included a 'real time' portfolio of work so clients can see what type of artwork I am capable of creating for them. Hopefully you will find the website easy enough to navigate and be able to get all the information you need to make an informed decision as to whether you want to commission a portrait of your own.
    I hope you do!

    I would very much appreciate any and all feedback so please feel free to get in touch with your ideas or comments. I may even include a guest book to the site in time so clients can share their stories. If you think that would be a good idea?

    In the mean time, please browse the site and Facebook page and don't forget to spread the word! I would very much love this to become my full-time employment as I really do enjoy creating affordable art for my clients. Thankyou in advance for all your support and keep an eye out for an upcoming launch competition......

    K x


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