This is a portrait of the beautiful Scarlett.
Scarlett was born into an animal testing facility and had to endure torture until she was rescued. Thankfully, her story does have a happy ending. Scarlett is very well taken care of now and spoiled by her family. They are some of the nicest people I have ever "met." I have talked to Scarlett's mum numerous times, but I have never been to England to meet her officially.
Once I read about Scarlett and her incredible story, I set off to do a portrait immediately. Scarlett is the Beagle Ambassador for FLOE (For Life On Earth), an organization that works tirelessly to end animal testing. Ricky Gervais and Peter Egan are two of the patrons for this organization, and they continually work to make this world a better place for animals.
Being kind to animals is one cause that is near and dear to my heart, so this portrait was donated. It was one I just felt compelled to do.
Since this portrait was completed, Scarlett has retired from her role of Beagle Ambassador for FLOE. She is enjoying life, taking walks, and getting treats. Just as it should be!
This portrait is in a private collection in the UK.