~ Francesca, Charlie, Wilson and Willow ~
Ten years ago, Francesca welcomed Charlie and Wilson into her life. Then, in 2020, puppy, Willow, joined their family. Throughout all this, they have formed a very strong bond. All three dogs have also inspired Francesca to pursue her art.
In 2011, Francesca and her family had heard of a litter of Miniature Schnauzer x Jack Russel puppies. Their family had incomplete without a canine companion, and they felt an active and friendly pup was the perfect addition.
They met the litter and they instantly fell in love with two of the puppies. When they were old enough, Francesca’s family welcomed Charlie and Wilson as new furry family members.
Having Charlie brought Francesca and her family so much happiness. Her cheekiness never failed to make them laugh and she always knew just how to brighten their day.
Early 2018, Francesca started her own business, ‘Wilson Portraits’. This has become her passion project. Through Wilson Portraits, she creates portraits of people’s pets. Her first work was a Dalmation and she felt overjoyed to combine her love of art and animals to create something that others can cherish.
Sadly, two years later, Wilson passed away. Francesca and her family were heartbroken. Following his death, they welcomed a second fur baby into their home. They had heard of another breeder who had a new litter of Heading x Huntaway puppies. Soon, she was on her way to meet the pups and fell in love with a sweet little pup, Willow.
Willow has brought a lot of positivity into Francesca’s life. She has also become a sister to Charlie and the two love spending time together. Francesca loves seeing them together.
Francesca and her family’s lives have been changed thanks to Charlie and Willow. They enjoy going on walks together, snuggling up after a long day, and occasionally, they check up on them both during the day to ensure they’re okay.
With both Charlie and Willow, Francesca has been continuously encouraged to keep creating portraits. She enjoys gifting her artwork to friends and loves the joy it brings people when they see their furbaby captured so beautifully.
Not only does Francesca create pet portraits, but she has done many different works of art and occasionally sells t-shirts with her designs. Her passions truly show through all that she does.
The love that Charlie and Willow bring to Francesca’s life is so special. They have had such a big impact on her and have helped her to pursue her passion. The three of them all care so much for each other and have been amazing companions.