I found Claire Dunaway through a mutual friend on facebook, and I knew from looking at her pet portraits that she was the perfect artist to paint a portrait of my sweet German Short Haired Pointer, Nora. Nora has so much personality, and is an extra special dog because she is a rescue. I gave Claire several pictures of Nora, and she captured her zany personality completely. Nora’s portrait hangs in my den, and I always remind her how special she is, because she’s the only one in the family who has had a portrait commissioned.Read More»
I (we) absolutely LOVE BOTH of our paintings! It was amazing to us how you captured his character and expression in the painting. I have had several people say that they love the “photo” and them I tell them it is a painting and they can’t believe it!!! You are such a joy to work with too! I can’t wait for more Claire Dunaway artwork!Read More»
Working with Claire Dunaway on the portrait of my dog, Squishy, was a wonderful experience. I commissioned the painting as a surprise anniversary gift for my husband, and she delivered more than either of us could have ever imagined.Read More»
Claire Dunaway is awesome! I have used her more than once and I plan on using her again in the future!!! I recently commissioned her to paint Quita for a surprise Christmas gift for my parents. She really took the time to learn Quita’s personality by asking questions and reviewing several photos that I provided. She kept me in the loop by sending me progress photos along her painting journey. The way she captured Quita’s personality brought tears to my parent’s eyes when they opened their gift.
Claire also painted my two dogs separately and any visitor to my home comments on how well the paintings captured my dog’s personalities! Claire Dunaway is such a talented artist- one who gives her talent, love, heart and soul to the subject! The overall experience from contacting Claire to receiving the final product is timely, enjoyable and so rewarding! Thanks Claire! Can’t wait to have you paint another!Read More»
I was so excited to commission Claire Dunaway to paint Tucker, my sister’s Yorkie, for a surprise birthday present. My niece in California and I emailed anecdotes and doggie pictures, and Claire was able to capture Tucker’s personality perfectly. Claire was wonderful to work with and sent progress updates along the way so she would get Tucker’s colors and expressions just right. She even seemed to fall in love with Tucker in the process of painting him.
When my sister opened her package, she exclaimed, “It’s Tucker! And look, it even shows him sticking out his tongue the way he does when he wants attention!” I love Claire’s whimsical style and am so happy that I was able to give such a special, unique gift to my sister.Read More»