The reviews below have been taken from Facebook and from direct feedback received from customers on receipt of their finished artwork.
Amber asked me if I could bring her mums' 3 collies (that she had had across different periods of her life) together in one painting. She left me this lovely review on Facebook.
"Huge Thank You to Hayley for creating this masterpiece for us for my mum's Christmas gift...We are all so pleased with it and it has really meant a lot to mum to receive such a thoughtful and very detailed work of art from a very talented lady!"
I painted a painting of Karina's family flying a kite on their favourite beach.
"Love my finished painting. Thank you"
This was a digitally manipulated pastel drawing for the purpose of my customer's brother's funeral. The customer wanted an image of her brothers dog under an oak tree that would symbolise the strength of his character.
"Love it. The dog is fab. Thank you for putting your time and heart into it"
This was an acrylic painting of the customer's pet dog, Pippa. Thanks to Sam for her kind words.
"I'm speechless. That's stunning ... Look how well you've captured her... it's even better in real life"
A couple asked me to paint an image of the ship their father/father-in-law sailed on. It was a piece for display outdoors, painted in masonry paint on slate. Thanks to Christine for her kind words.
"This is truly amazing work and it's going to make my wonderful father in law very happy! Thank you!"
This was a pencil crayon drawing of a dog from a photograph as a surprise for the customer's friend's 40th.
"That's just beautiful. You're so super talented."
This customer asked for a small drawing of her parents' dog who had died. I worked from a photo using charcoal and white pastel.
"It's amazing. [It's] perfect."
The customer was struggling for an idea of what to give her elderly Grandmother for Christmas. She asked me for a pencil drawing of her and her late husband. Thanks Hannah for your kind words on seeing the commission.
"That is amazing!! I love it thank you so much!!...You have such a talent I can't wait to give grandma the picture"
The customer commissioned me to paint her son from a great, but clustered holiday snap. This finished artwork was acrylic on canvas board. Thanks to Edel for the review below.
"Hayley is an amazing artist who captured my son in a beautiful painting. She worked from a photograph and was so helpful in helping me select the right image and gave fantastic suggestions on how best to capture this image. Hayley was also so helpful in suggesting how I best frame the image...She remained in contact with me throughout the entire process...She was an absolute pleasure to work with and has an amazing talent. I cannot recommend her enough."
This customer approached me after seeing a mural I had painted in her daughter's garden. She asked if I could paint her and her late husband's favourite place on something that she could hang outside and see from her kitchen window. I painted this on slate with masonry paint. Thanks so much to Sally for the idea and her kind words on receiving the finished slates.
"This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much. It's perfect".
The customer wanted a painting of the Isle of Harris for her father. This was one of two artworks produced in watercolour on paper. Thank you Lorna for your review.
"Two absolutely amazing pieces done on time and with talent and care for my Dad's birthday. He loved them, brilliant, brilliant quality absolutely pleased with them! Thank you!!"
This was an oil portrait I did of my Gran. Below is a review from her daughter, Pam, who received a giclee print of the painting.
"It is amazing, so lifelike it still brings me to tears. I'll treasure it forever".
The customer wanted a painting of the church where she and her husband got married as a gift for their anniversary. Thank you Rachel for your lovely review.
"Hayley has a unique style and amazing eye for detail. She did a wonderful job. Ii would not hesitate to recommend her!"
This customer wanted a painting of her parents as a gift. Thank you Dawn for your lovely review.
"An amazingly talented artist. I had a portrait done of my parents and she not only caught their likeness but also their love for each other. Such a delight to work with her as she was keen to get it right. Can't praise her highly enough"