" Thank you so much - it is perfect! Such a beautiful portrait of our beloved doggy - and you are such a wonderfully talented artist. We have all been in tears and we can't believe how accurate it is. It really captures her personality. I didn't tell you this but she was rescued from a puppy farm in Yorkshire, she had been there stuck in a barn with a heavy metal chain around her neck for 6 years before she was rescued and we adopted her. She was really overweigh and neglected. She had a great 5-6 years with us - seaside visits, 4 walks a day, all the love and attention a dog could possibly get. We lost her to pancreatitis in July and the house has felt a bit empty but we are coping as best we can. We have had labradors for 16 years and decided not to get another one. However, after seeing the photo we have decided that we will start looking for another labrador.
My parents would love to collect the portrait from you if that is OK. They are around on Wednesday and Friday morning. They will pay for it then if that is OK. Please could you let us know when on Wednesday or Friday would be convenient.
Kind regards and thank you so much. "


"Hi Colin, just wanted to thank you again for the brilliant portrait, we're so pleased with it & we know our son will love it too, you're so talented & it was a pleasure to meet you.


"portait is asolutely beautiful thank you."


"The work that Colin did for me was amazing! I came to Colin with two different projects, the first being simple to what he does. The second being something that he hasn’t done before and the outcome was so amazing. I cannot thank him enough. Would 100% recommend him!


"That looks marvellous, thank you so much."


"Wow, that was quick and it's absolutely fabulous!"


"Thank you so much, that looks absolutely lovely; we cannot wait to physically have it in our possession."


"My daughter and her partner were thrilled with their portrait of Dudley."


"Wow it's amazing thank you "


"My partner gave me the best Christmas present ever. He gave me a painting of my very precious dogs, Basil and Kelso, that he had commissioned you to complete. I wanted you to know that I think the quality of your work is excellent. The detail and likeness to my dogs is amazing. The painting has taken pride of place in my living room and has been the talking point throughout the Christmas period.”


"Dear Mr. Ashby, just to let you know that the drawing of Jake was absolutely beautiful. You have caught his expression brilliantly. I am so thrilled with it. I knew that it would be good, having seen your work before, but I didn’t realize how good it would be. Best Regards, Margery"


"Once again Colin, thank you very much and congratulations on such a wonderful job. You are truly talented and besides that a very pleasant person to deal with. Another rare trait these days.”


"Thank you very much for the beautiful drawing of my dog’s, it’s amazing. I really love it.
I will post a picture of it on my business page together with your details and will definitely recommend you to my clients.
Thanks again."


"Hi Colin
We Just wanted to say that the portrait you did of my son Ian’s dog is absolutely amazing. Thank you so much. It looks exactly like him and I know my daughter-in-law will love it. Again very many thanks.”