Bichon Frise’s Charlie and Laurie were commission by Adrian and Lesley Abberley from Peterborough.
The Bichon Frise is often portrayed as a French dog, although the Bichon Frise breed is originally from Spain. The Bichon Frise, due to its ancestry as a sailor’s dog, has an affinity for and enjoys water.
It’s popularity skyrocketed in the court of Henry III (1574–1589).
The breed also enjoyed considerable success in Spain as a favorite of the daughters of the ruling monarch of Spain and painters of the Spanish school often included them in their works.
The famous artist, Francisco de Goya included a Bichon Frise in several of his works.
About Dog Artist Penny Richardson
I have over 33 years experience as a professional dog artist and pet portrait painter.
I works in a variety of painting mediums that include gouache watercolour, soft pastel, acrylic and oil. These enable me to capture dog portrait paintings in fine detail with a rich use of colour, giving a tremendous amount of realism.
If you would like to commission me to paint a portrait for you, please telephone me on 07884198748 or email your favourite photos with any ideas you might have regarding the painting you would like.
I will then look at your specific requirements and either discuss by phone or send you an email with a written quotation which will be tailored to your request.