About Kerry Friend

I have lived all my life in a small village in South West Devon, in stunning surroundings just a stone's throw away from the Devon / Cornwall border, with a view of Dartmoor in one direction and the River Tamar in the other.

I studied at Plymouth College of Art and Design to be a traditional Sign Writer from 1999 – 2001. I found the course fascinating and very useful, as it allowed me to explore many different aspects in the art of Typography, using lots of different mediums.

I find such enjoyment immortalising a pet, relative or favourite place for someone on canvas. The medium I use is acrylic on canvas, I also do pencil sketches on paper or card. Pet portraits seem to be the most popular, especially dogs, as we all think of our dog as a member of our family.

I am fortunate enough to have animals of my own, so I understand the bond between pet and owner, from dogs and cats to chickens, horses and cattle.

A Pet Portrait can be a gift idea for a loved one as well as a treat for yourself.

Kerry Friend

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Pet Portrait Gallery

Rosie - loves moorland walks!


Handpainted House Signs

Handpainted house sign on natural slate

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St Mary's Church, Longstock



Longstock Vicar's Tea Party: Saturday21 July at 3.00-4.30pmpm. Longstock is holding a ‘Vicar’s Tea Party’ in the grounds of Braehead House, Longstock, at the kind invitation of Nigel and Maria Melville.   There will be sandwiches, nibbles, cakes and tea. Entrance £5.00 all in aid of St Mary’s Church, Longstock.   Hope to see you there, all are welcome. Please note the changed date. This was done as we understand that the Wimbledon Men’s Finals and the Football World Cup Final are scheduled for 15 July!

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