I wanted to drop you a note for a special thank you for the great work you did Sharin! Creating a special painting for me of my three pets has been the highlight of the year for me, immortalizing my best friends has been a gift I will keep for my life time, I can’t thank you enough for your thoughtfulness and efforts with this one of a kind gift. Your talent is truly wonderful and I am thrilled to have your art work in my home. Thanks again!!
— Matthew Johnson
Sharin Barber is a very talented artist - her gift of artistic expression shines in her works. They speak for themselves as she is able to capture the essence and expressions of the dogs she is painting. They are soo GOOD! She is extremely gifted and easy to work with. Show her a few pictures of your dog/pet and she is able to transform them into permanent memories which are meaningful to the owners, naturally, and will be treasured art for years to come. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Sharin is a honest dedicated artist - let her take your favourite pooch & make him/her live forever in these beautiful original portraits - she can capture your pet’s personality and you will treasure this forever.
Thank you again Sharin .. a pure pleasure to look at this wonderful painting of Mr Hamish!
— Kathy in Toronto
I first crossed paths with Sharin on Facebook where, as part of a self-imposed artistic regimen, she generously opted to do some illustrations for a children’s book I was writing. I was awed by how close her sketches came to my vision, and I fell in love with her neo-Impressionist style. More recently I commissioned Sharin to do two paintings of my horses, and not one visitor to my home has failed to comment on their beauty and emotional impact. Sharin Barber is an artist on the way up.
— JM Friedman
Sussex County, NJ
Sharin’s painting of my three scotties is wonderful. She painted them on a piece of barn board And the result is beautiful, Sharin captured the likeness of the dogs really well, I could not be more pleased.
— Natalie Ross, Toronto
Sharin’s portraits of my Golden are little gems of art. In a small space (6"x6") the paintings capture the playful vitality, sweet disposition and the inner and outer likeness of my Lula. All Goldens are NOT alike... and Sharin really got this!
— Teya Flaster
Just from looking at some photographs followed by a quick visit to my apartment, Sharin has captured the unique personalities of my 3 beautiful cats. Wistful, charming, unruffled but curious are the qualities portrayed in a precise yet heart-felt manner that took my breath away. No photograph can rival these soulful paintings. Sharin manages to get to the heart of her subject.
— Yvonne Chmielewski
Sharin Barber is a wonderful artist to work with. I sent her photos of my two bunnies online and from these photos she was able to compose a lovely little painting for me. Sharin kept me up to date via emails and through her blog. Once the painting was dried, it was carefully wrapped and sent by post and it arrived safely a few days later. I would recommend Sharin to anyone wanting a painting of their pet.
— Carole Reid, Nanaimo, BC.
Sharin captures the spirit and energy of whatever she paints. The portrait she painted of me (unsolicited!) from an old photo is one of the few images of myself that I like. And all her animal portraits overflow with love. She's not just gifted - she’s kinda magic.
— Anne Fenn