Laina West’s article and picture in Artists and Illustrators magazine
“I was thrilled and not a little inspired by the wonderful photo realistic paintings in your March edition. I have painted a few quite realistic animal portraits in pastel, but have often been put off by comments such as ‘seems a waste of time, a photo would be just as good’.
Personally, I love the challenge of capturing the character of an animal or pet in the small detail and have often thought I would like to try painting plates of food and cake from local cafes. Your article has really encouraged me to give it a go.”
To see Laina’s artwork see her website http://lainawest.co.uk/