Oil on Canvas, 20” x 20”
This is the third time that I have painted my daughter Vicky. The first time was 008 Onions Poker, and then again in 030 Ronald May (with her grandfather). In both she played a bit-part, so I wanted to paint just her. She chose to be painted with the parrot!
At the time of painting, Vicky had started her own business, Haven Pet Care. She did regular dog-walking, and pet-sitting. Vicky has a way with animals; they love her. Dogs that she has once walked will come bounding to her should they see her. The exercise is also very valuable; she has lost a lot of weight since she has been walking the dogs.
Georgia the parrot was a ‘client’ who Vicky looked after for a while. The background is a view of Druidstone Haven, one of many small beaches in Pembrokeshire. It is between Broad Haven and Newgale.
I started this painting after I finished 040 Amanda, but then put it down when I received the commission for 041 Carys Carroll & Jasmine. I then picked it up again, but it got gazumped by 042 Gerald Pinch. Both of these were required as Christmas presents. Finally it was finished over the Christmas holidays.