I'm Drew, and I've loved drawing since I was this high <holds hand down at knee level>.
It's only over the last few years, however, that I've started getting stuck into oil paints.
One thing I've realised is that people would rather have paintings of their pets, rather than
paintings of people. But that's fine. Pets are great. And I like painting wet noses.
So if you're looking for a personal gift with a difference, then why not think about an oil-on-canvas portrait
of your four-legged friend. Or even of your favourite person (as long as they have a wet nose).
Dave Salmon, Somerset
"We had recently lost out first pet dog, Bracken, and had discussed getting a photo framed to remember him. But when we saw the quality of Drew’s paintings we both agreed that he should paint Bracken instead. When Drew delivered the painting we were both absolutely overwhelmed. Drew had captured Bracken's face with such detail and depth that we were genuinely moved. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Drew to anyone out there looking for a painting to be done."
Chloe Mann, Somerset
"We commissioned Drew to paint our daughter's cat Louis for her 10th birthday. It's an incredible likeness and she was so delighted when she saw it."
Catherine Merriman, near Abergavenny
"We loved Drew's painting of our dog Freddie. Captured him brilliantly!"
Caroline Hannawin, Bristol
"I can’t recommend Drew enough. My initial purchase was a Christmas present for my husband, of my daughter. I was so enthralled at the finished picture that I asked him to do a portrait of my brother's cat, for his 40th birthday. Again I was not disappointed. Drew really captures the essence of man or beast and I will certainly be after some more portraits soon. He’s stylish, imaginative and communicative and I always have comments on the artwork, from friends and family who come to visit!"
Rhiannon Phillips, Bristol
"Drew was personally recommended by a friend when I was looking for a painting done of my elderly spaniel. I have always been nervous about having a painting done as he means so much to me and I wondered if anyone would be able to capture his personality and exact details of his face and character. I need not have worried, to say I was over the moon with the result is an understatement, the painting is just wonderful, Drew is clearly an extremely talented artist but to have captured Jack so well was magical and unexpected. We are so pleased he has now painted our other spaniel, and again we were so overjoyed with the result."