MEET THE ARTIST
My name is Lizzie Hall and I live in the most northerly part of Cardiff, South Wales, which is great because we can stand on the mountain behind us and look right over Cardiff down to the sea.
Now that my five children have flown the nest, I live with my two dogs, three cats and nine chickens. I also have my horse, Harry. He's quite old now but still able to take me around the forestry at speed.
I can't remember a time when I didn't love to create and draw and I always imagined that I'd follow a career path in that vein. But life (and the need to earn a living) often gets in the way of doing the things we love and for so many years, I never picked up a paintbrush.
I can't now imagine a future without painting. I love animals and so it's natural that they are a subject I'm drawn to. Many of my own pets feature in my paintings and they are so important to me that I have decided to share this page with them.
Painting is my passion and I strive to keep growing, to keep improving what I do.
A commissioned oil painting will usually take about four weeks, depending upon size. Much of this will be "drying time" as the painting will need to dry out prior to packaging. I paint in oils on canvas board. The completed oil painting will need to be framed by you when you receive it. I will protect it with removeable varnish.
I work from photographs. I will be relying upon you to e-mail me really good photographs that are clear and a good likeness of your pet. I can usually work from one photograph but may ask for more as a reference point. I will need a good, in focus photograph, preferably taken outside in good light conditions, without a flash. If you hold a biscuit above your dog's nose, chances are you'll capture a great expression.
I take 30% deposit before I start work. I will not take a deposit until we have decided upon the final photograph. You can pay me through my bank online, by cheque or through paypal.
Postage is charged additionally. Each painting can be collected in person or can be delivered by insured courier.
Prices will depend upon what you want me to paint as there will be more work in some subjects than others. As a rough guide, my prices are as below but please contact me for an accurate price..
Medium 20 x 20 inches £450
Large 20 x 30 inches £1050
If you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch on or 07970 499969.