Christine Varley (The Artist)
Over 25 Years of Experience Painting Portraits!
Originally from the Cotswolds, Christine Varley has been working since 1987 as a professional Pet and Animal Portrait Artist, She is recognised as one of the leading Artists in the UK.
Whilst studying at Coventry University for her graphic design BA Hons degree, she painted pictures of the pretty Cotswold villages and sold them in the local galleries. In the late 1980s a publishing company, distributed reproductions of original pencil drawings and watercolour paintings. These sold extensively across the UK.
Developing her style as a Pet Portrait artist, Christine has a reputation for capturing the very character of the animal she is painting. The secret to a great portrait is that it is all about the eyes. Her experience enables her to advise her clients on the best pose & layout for the painting. Her work has been sent all over the world. Christine is a great lover of all animals and this is reflected in her paintings. She understands the importance of the relationship between owners and the their pets. The paintings are created from her garden studio in Derbyshire with her dogs around her feet.
With selections from the vast portfolio of works, the latest range produced by Christine Varley is called WaggyDogz. Featuring dog breed images and other animals as Greetings Cards, Mugs & Coasters, Keyrings, Cushions, Tote bags, Trivets Prints and Canvas Art. Images are also available on license or paintings can be especially commissioned for licensing purposes.
Annual exhibitions over the years have been at Crufts Dog Show & most of the major Horse Trial Events. Companies and Charities who have worked with Christine include Central TV, Vanish, Tesco, Red Letter Days, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Dogs Trust, Kennel Club & The Brooke.