The winner of the Prettiest Pet Competition at the South Wales Argus was Bailey, a beautiful cat owned by Sylvia Briffett of Newport. On receiving her portrait by Chris, which was completed using mixed media on a 23×16″ canvas, Sylvia said:
“Hi Chris, I would just like to thank you so much for the beautiful painting of Bailey.
I took the photograph at the Ragdoll Cat Show Competition at the NEC some time ago; he’s quite the celebrity as was his brother, but they both hate travelling! Thank you again. Sylvia Briffet.”