Below are various testimonials which have been fed back to Ann Seward with regards to the quality of her work, the character likeness, and the punctuality of her service:
“Cressy, Honeybun and Saffie were commissioned as a present, and a total surprise for me. I treasure this picture as Ann has managed to capture the individual characters of these three generations. It will always remind me of those who gave this to me and my three gorgeous girlies. I strongly recommend Ann’s work to you all”
Ginny Scrope, Hungerford
“I can honestly say that in my opinion Ann’s portraiture is the best on the market and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who wants a really superior portrait of their horse or dog.”
J B, Wiltshire
“Love my painting of Monty. You really have made a super job of him without making him chocolate-boxy. Its him to a T”
M S, County Durham
Sheer delight… I have had my dog for over 10 years and feel I know her very well, yet you managed to capture her every detail on canvas and made me feel that the picture was three-dimensional.
Fabulous……….. …..once we had decided that we wanted a portrait of our older Springer Spaniel, Dexter, we searched the internet for several months looking at the work of a number of artists. We finally decided to commission Ann Seward. We arranged to take Dexter to meet Ann in order that she could experience some of his character. Ann took a number of photographs of Dexter and spent time explaining the options for the portrait. We decided that, as well as a head and shoulders image, we would have 2 small pencil sketches of Dexter in different poses to the bottom left and right of the picture. Our concern had always been that the picture would be technically flawless but would not capture Dexter’s essence. The dilemma would then be whether we wanted a painting that looked like Dexter but didn’t express his personality. So, it was with great trepidation that we then went to view the completed picture. Our fears were unfounded. Not only was the painting technically brilliant but it was Dexter. From the way his fur had been painted to the fall of his ears and the light in his eyes: we were absolutely delighted. The 2 pencil sketches also perfectly captured Dexter in typical poses. It was so worth the wait. Since then, Dexter has unfortunately died, but his portrait hangs at the top of the stairs and I say good morning to him every day. We also now have 2 further portraits of our other Springers, Katie and Quigley. These paintings are as superb as the first and we would highly recommend Ann to anyone who wants a wonderful, special reminder of a much loved pet.
Mr & Mrs Taylor, Solihull
“We are absolutely delighted with the Painting that we commissioned from Ann. The care that she took to capture each of our dogs individual characters, shines through in the finished article. Ann kept us in touch with progress and delivered the painting on the agreed date. I can whole heartedly recommend Ann Seward’s work”
E D, Wiltshire
“The painting of Ben has now been up for a month and every time I look at him from different angles I notice different features and even elements of his character which you have captured so successfully. We are absolutely delighted – Ben will now be with us forever”
P M, Hertfordshire
The painting of Ben has now been up for a month and every time I look at him from different angles I notice different features and even elements of his character which you have captured so successfully. We are absolutely delighted – Ben will now be with us forever.
I cant tell you how thrilled Rupert is with the picture of “Holly” – his mouth just dropped and he kept saying “I can’t believe it”! .. you have really ‘caught’ her look and I know it will give Rupert great pleasure for the rest of his life.
L S F, London
Well what can I say…
I have just received my painting of ‘Althrey Dandy’ and I really cannot thank you enough. The painting of him is absolutely out of this world and I shed a few tears when I first opened it as it is him through and through. He has been an absolute star to our family and you have even managed to pick out his cheeky character in the painting.
It was a lot to ask to try and include my father within a photo where he wasn’t present, but you have managed to do this and the sketch of him is brilliant. My father is no longer with us and it is so nice to include him in such a special painting. I showed the girls at work the painting and they recognised that it is me riding in the sketch – so that must show how brilliant your work truly is.
I had to say goodbye to Dandy last week and although that was really hard, having this painting in pride of place in my lounge will remind me of all the fantastic memories I have of him.
Thank you so so much for doing this for me and I must say that it was worth every penny, you certainly get what you pay for with your paintings.
I will be in touch next year (I have started saving already!) for an order for my other horses. I really cannot thank you enough.
C G, Cheshire
“It really is a superb portrait. It captures his expressions and character quite magically”
C H, Somerset
“The picture has exceeded our expectations and to say that we are thrilled is an understatement. It is a joy to find a picture of a hare that looks like a hare; in fact, I’ll go as far as to say that I chased that very hare for more than one Saturday afternoon!”
T H, Oxon
Thank you. Its Ben to a T, you can even see his brain working what are these idiots up to now?
C E, Essex.
Cressy, Honeybun and Saffie were commissioned as a present, and a total surprise for me. I treasure this picture as Ann has managed to capture the individual characters of these three generations. It will always remind me of those who gave this to me and my three gorgeous girlies. I strongly recommend Ann’s work to you all.
Ginny Scrope, Hungerford
Firstly just to say a very big thank you for the most beautiful painting you have just finished for my partner as a surprise birthday present of his gundog. I would just like to say that Ann never got to meet “Tide” to take any of her own photos or to capture her character / presence. Ann has done a truly amazing painting that looks so realistic and the detail is perfect. This is the first time I have had any animals painted, and I would most certainly ask Ann again to do the next! For anyone who is considering having their animal painted I would definitely recommend Ann without any hesitation – Thank you.
N W, Suffolk
Thrilled to bits with the portrait of “Billy”, the likeness is just amazing. This is the fourth dog portrait Ann has done for us and they just get better and better, a truly talented artist. We also have three horse portraits, again they are a wonderful testimony to Ann’s talent. We have commissioned yet another dog portrait of a very special member of our family and I know we will yet again be thrilled with the result. Thank you Ann.
Ann’s fabulous portrait of my dog ‘Ghillie’ is stunningly life-like, she has managed to capture her personality in watercolours; I couldn’t have hoped for more.
Dr B. W, Somerset
Emer has arrived Ann, and appeared from out of the clouds of bubblewrap beautifully perfect. I am thrilled, all in the office who knew her are hugely impressed, so thank you Ann very much. I shall really enjoy hanging her in pride of place tonight and I can’t wait to show Conor and others from the “Emer fan club”. Its so lovely to have a lasting memory of her smiling face.