Mixed Breeds

When I try to catalogue my past dog portraits and artwork into some sort of order the most obvious place to start is with breeds, which means that mixed breeds tend to be overlooked. As the extremely proud owner of a terrier crossed with a who-knows-what, I am very aware of this huge and wonderful group and overlooking them has never been my intention. So I’m dedicating this blog post to my portraits of mixed breeds.

‘Lolly’, 12″ x 10″
‘Murray’ 12″ x 10″
My first ever portrait – ‘Ruby’, 8″ x 6″
‘Jax’ 16″ x 12″
‘Millie’ 16 x 12 inches/40 x 30cm
‘Sandy’ 10″ x 8″
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‘Dudley’ 16 x 12 inches/40 x 30cm


‘Rowan’ 10″ x 8″
‘Grace’ 12″ x 10″

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Published by gillianussherart

I am a pet and wildlife artist, originally from Ireland but now based in Frome, England with my husband and children, two rescue dogs Rua the Hungarian Vizsla and Ogie the blind terrier, and Jet the cat. I take commissions for pet portraits and draw original animal art, most of which is sold as fine art prints and art cards. I also teach others how to draw through online classes and short courses available through my website. I have been working as a full time artist for many years, and have fulfilled hundreds of pet portrait commissions. My client base is international, and I ship worldwide for free. My work has been featured in publications such as Dogs Today Magazine, Dogs Monthly, The Guardian, Talented Ladies Club and Country Living Magazine. I support animal charities whenever I can, by regularly donating art to various rescue group fundraisers, donating 20% of income from prints to various breed specific rescues and providing wildlife rescues and rehabilitations centres with original art to fundraise and create merchandise. If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning art, or if you just want to connect, you can contact gillian@perpetualportraits.co.uk

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