Catherine’s email address is: alternatively please call her on (0044) 7831 672 535.

Catherine Pain would like to thank The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu for his support and interest in the cartoon you will see if you click here

“Hi Catherine, I received the posters.They look great. Thank you,” Adela

“Picture was a great success. Many thanks for all your hard (and swift) work on it. Greatly appreciated. ” J. Dawson

‘To anyone considering asking Catherine to paint a portrait of your furry friend please go ahead without hesitation!

‘I first heard about Catherine when I met her brother at a business network event. He asked me what I did and when I told him I’m a canine remedial massage therapist he said I should meet his sister who paints portraits of pets and that he’d mention me next time he spoke to her. Shortly after that I was setting up at a local dog show and who should be setting up next to me but Catherine herself! We chatted and I was able to look at some of Catherine’s work so that when I had a birthday to celebrate I knew exactly what I wanted – a portrait of our 3 lovely Labradors. Catherine asked for some photographs first and from these she put together a collage of the 3 of them together, which after approval she turned into a pencil sketch. The painting then followed from there and the end result is beautiful.

‘Catherine has captured them all exactly. Not only has she been able to show their physical characteristics but their characters too.

‘Thank you Catherine for all your time, you are a very clever lady.

‘With Kindest Regards’

Louise Wilkes


‘I contacted Catherine after having seen some of her work at a local dog show – I could see immediately that she was the right person to paint a portrait of my puppy, Freddie.

‘I was amazed at the speediness of Catherine’s response and her ability to incorporate Freddie’s cheeky disposition, it was an absolute pleasure to deal with her and I’m delighted with the finished painting.  It was lovely to be able to support a local artist who is so talented, flexible and intuitive as to how to capture the essence of a much-loved pet.’ Caroline x


‘Dear Catherine, The eagle has landed !! The painting of Sofia is just so good ! You have caught her ready to go, leap, run, chase anything that she thinks she does not approve of the look of! I would give you the highest recommendation in your gift of not only painting the dog but getting their personality as well ! You took infinite care to get her just as she is and the painting arrived on the correct day and was very carefully packaged to avoid any possible damage, I thank you so very much for the care you have taken in executing this lovely painting of my little Ginger Biscuit also known as Sofia. With grateful thanks and love from ‘ H. Bartlett, Surrey

“…Thank you Kate for the beautiful painting of Sunny, you have captured his essence perfectly.  I am absolutely delighted with it and everyone who has seen it think it is wonderful.
You are a very talented lady and I believe you have a wonderful successful future ahead of you. With very best wishes Alma Abrahams…”


We do love the painting, and it will be on the wall first thing in the morning, and we will definitely be getting you to do another one of the boys playing….God bless you for painting so well.’ Mr. and Mrs. Bell

Hi Catherine Just received my beautiful picture…! I absolutely love it and the cards! It’s fantastic’ Hannah F., East Anglia

‘The paintings were very well received. Thank you. My husband was absolutely delighted with the one of the dogs. He says it makes him smile every time he looks at it. I have recommended you to friends and colleagues.’ J. Bonner 

‘Dear Catherine,  Thank you so much for the amazing portrait of Bugsy! He is a dog of such character and you captured him perfectly. Our son & daughter-in-law were absolutely thrilled with the painting.

You provided such an excellent service from start to finish and we have recommended you to friends with much loved pets (dogs and horses) who are sure to be contacting you very soon. With best wishes,  Janet & Bob’


‘What can I say, I am absolutely delighted with the painting Kate has done for my husbands Christmas present, I love it, and I know my husband will, Kate you are a fabulous artist, thank you so much, it really is a wonderful picture.’ K Laurence, Cambridgeshire

‘WOW! WOW! WOW! & oh my goodness I absolutely adore the two paintings, what can I say Catherine I LOVE them. You are a creative, imaginative & HIGHLY talented artist, you have perfectly realised the commission that was in my mind & improved the concept ten fold, I am so happy with your beautiful, glorious & lovely paintings really can’t thank you enough Catherine, HUGE, HUGE thank you’ S. W., Scotland

‘We were at a dog show in early May of this year arranged by our dog grooming parlour owner Sophie Rice of Barkley Grange, Hilton among various side shows and stalls was a very charming young lady and her also charming mother, the younger lady is a portrait painter mainly of animals. We viewed a number of framed paintings that Catherine had on display, we were so taken by her work that as my wife and myself were walking around and looking at the dogs taking part we discussed about having a painting done of our own Bichon Frise.

‘Catherine visited our house and took a number of photos then did several rough sketches of Chrissie for us to decide on one for painting. They were all very good a difficult decision which one, and which frame and mount the result of the finished picture was Brilliant and captured our Chrissie perfectly and the total cost was really very very good. Thank you Catherine Pain “Kate” X Highly recommended” David and Eileen Pratt

‘Thank you for the wonderful alphabet poster. My 4 year old and my two year old love it! They especially love the illustration. xx’ Paul and Anna Roberts

‘Wonderful posters that have brought hours of enjoyment to my nephew!’ Kate

‘Thanks for sending me the video link, it is fab! Me and my daughter will be singing along when we receive the posters :)’ K M of Doncaster

Click on this link to find out more about how to buy the posters

‘Kate, your painting of Poochini is inspired. From a photograph you have captured her personality exactly and the attention to detail is incredible. You are such a wonderful artist and thank you for a painting we will always cherish.’

S. Walton of County Durham

In May 2010, we lost our family pet, “Mr P” after five years. I had chatted to Kate over the course of a few days about him, and she kindly offered to paint him for us.
She asked me to provide her with a couple of our favourite photographs of him, and she would then pick one to paint.
I did this, and within a few days, I received Kate’s artwork.
My first reaction was delight, she had captured him so well, and then…. tears, as it was as though he was here again
with us.
If you want to capture a pet for all time, and want something more personal than a photograph, then talk to Kate, she is
absolutely brilliant!!! An absolute 11 out of 10! 🙂
Maxine & Craig – Cambridgeshire

Hi Catherine
Many thanks for the copies of your poster, my 16 month old claimed them for her own when she saw there was a dog illustration.
Gareth of Essex Tubes

9 responses to “Contact/Testimonials”

  1. Jo Lateu

    Dear Catherine

    I work for New Internationalist magazine and we are running a short article in our March issue about the campaign to keep Stony Stratford Library open.

    We would love to be able to use your wonderful illustration

    and I wondered whether you have a hi-res (print quality, minimum 300dpi) version of it which you would allow us to use? We would of course credit the illustration in whatever way you choose.

    Please let me know by email as soon as possible.

    With kind regards

  2. Sarah

    I have a quick question about the alphabet posters. Are they laminated in any way or simply printed on to paper – just working out there durability. thanks

  3. James and Alison Wakeling

    Dear Catherine, thank you very much for the beautiful posters. We both loved them and I’m sure Charlotte will too. They are great and will help us decorate her room. We would definatley recommend them to anyone who has small children. They are beautifully illustrated and very well made.

  4. Anonymous

    Dear Catherine, I recently purchased a couple of your cards whilst at Wood Green Animal Shelter. One, which was the hare, went up in my kitchen. My mum then came to visit and mentioned how much she loved it. Tricky as I loved it too and would miss it so I’ve just purchased a set of them from Amazon, so smiles all round. My sister got the donkey, which she thought was fabulous.

    All the best
    Julie x

  5. joy bishop

    Hi Catherine in reply to your flyer offering 10 cards, here are my choices: 436a cp211 432a cp191 cp209 cp400a cp401a cp160 cp427a cp423a Hope this works Love your stuff

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