On Tuesday 23rd January Sara Abbott, a renowned artist, displayed some of her work at The Berkeley Wine Bar & Gallery in Berkhamsted to officially launch her collaboration with Chilterns Dog Rescue Society. During the first half of 2018 Sara will donate £100 to the Rescue Society for every Pet Portrait commission she receives.
An official portrait painter for the Kennel Club and Harrods artists in residence for two years her work is recognised as among the best in the world today as even a quick glance will confirm.
“I’m very grateful that my work not only brings joy to me and pleasure to my clients but that it is also able to support animals not so fortunate. I rescued my little dog ten years ago and from the moment I understood the plight of dogs in rescue in the UK I was determined to do something to help. I couldn’t work at the sharp end of rescue but I can financially support those that do.”
Abbott visits her clients nationally for a gentle photo shoot with her subject as she feels meeting the dogs and getting a feel for their nature and character is an important ingredient in her work. Her recent move to Berkhamsted means that she is now very local to us and why she has chosen to support our work.
If you’ve ever thought about a portrait of your dog, as a gift for a loved one, a family heirloom or as a delicious self-indulgence now is the time to do it. Abbott’s work has featured in Elle Deco, Dogs Today, Hong Kong Tatler, Dogs Monthly, Beautiful Homes and many other publications and we can’t wait to see whose portraits she paints here in the Chilterns.
Why not talk to Sara about your own pet, visit her website http://www.sara-abbott.com/