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.