My name is Kathryn and I am a Portrait artist based in West Cork, I specialize in Ink Pet Portraits but also I also dabble in landscape paintings!
I am a wife and a mum and I work in my home studio. Painting is my passion and I feel inspired by the various wonderful personalities of animals! I had a little dog called Pippa who inspired me to start Blue Badger Studio and now I have a fur baby called Gizmo who has opened my eyes to what the word mischief really stands for.
My painting style captures the humour, soul and energy of our pets; so the memories you have with them can continue make you smile.
During the pandemic I have found inspiration in our surroundings here in West Cork. West Cork is rugged, raw and lush; every corner you turn or area you drive into can be vastly different. I paint the memories I have in this beautiful place, and am grateful for the comfort and joy its poetic scenery has given me.
A talented artist (5 Stars)
Kathryn has a rare mix of exceptional artistic talent and great customer service. Everyone was thrilled with the portrait: she managed to capture that doggie soul perfectly! Highly recommend - it's a beautiful gift to give, we'll be back for more.
Max (5 Stars)
Max is the centre of our mad busy household. Kathryn was able to capture his personality in this picture. I think it's all in the eyes and in all her commissions their little personalities shine through. Thanks Kathryn for our picture , please keep doing what you are doing.
Our Tess (5 Star)
I recently commissioned a portrait of our darling little dog Tess who sadly is no longer with us and whom we miss so much. Along with the photo I discussed the emotions I feel when looking at that particular photo, as it was a special memory, and I have to say that Kathryn eceeded the brief!! Her portrait totally encapsulates that special moment and is our little girl in every way.. I could not be happier!! This painting will have a very special place in our home and hearts for many years to come.
Gorgeous Portrait (5 Stars)
Absolutely cannot recommend enough. Had Kathryn do a portrait of our old boy rebel, as a present for my parents on the first year anniversary of his passing. She did an amazing job and my parents were truly delighted with it. Highly recommend Kathryn and Blue Badger Studio for both amazing talent, and customer service!
Two Portraits (5 Stars)
Brilliant Customer service from the start. Once ordered , Kathryn confirmed quickly whether the photos of the pets were clear enough for drawing and upon completion of the portraits, emailed an image of the final portraits for a final check before she shipped them. The portraits are amazing and a lot of thought is put into the final product.