...I find myself again pondering the future. It has been a good start to life in my new studio but there is always room for improvement. Google Adwords has been my friend, as has word of mouth, so keep spreading the word, everybody. There's a new artist in town and she is here to stay.
When doing a portrait, I have always saught to find that connection between pet and pet owner. It is a little more difficult when dealing with pets that have moved on from this earth or communicating with owners over email, that is why I love the back stories that people often go into about their pets. It really helps to learn a little about you and your animal friend. If this is a treasured family pet, or a horse that has won ten races in a row, then I want to know all about it. It's these personal accounts that help me add personality to your pets portrait. Its never just another dog or cat to me, its a prescious loved one.
I haven't been trained at art school, or spent years and years perfecting my craft, I just draw what I feel, and time and time again, I have been told I captured him or her beautifully and the eyes are just perfect, so somewhere in this energy field of mine there must be a spark of creativity, a personality, a connection with the pencil and paper that is all my own, and it gives me great pleasure to share that with others, as without the animals of this planet and the joy they bring, however temorary that may be, life was better because they were a part of it.
Treasured time together forever remembered, and forever part of the family, no matter how big or how small!
All the best for 2017!
Hi, my name is Chrystal Carter, I am a mother to three lovely girls. I emigrated with my husband to Australia in December 2014, and have been living the dream, ever since! We are settled in the Dandenong Ranges and I have recently set up my brand new home art studio , in the heart of the hills, Tecoma. Here, I can follow my life long dream of being an artist drawing another of my greatest passions, animals, in particular, peoples beloved pets. I have always been fascinated by animals, nature and wildlife and where better to pursue my passions than here in Australia, and it certainly hasn't disappointed me! Follow me as a take on this new venture and brave new world, together with my wonderful family, and not forgetting my furry companions, Vin the Cat and Juno the Dog!