A pet portrait artist has raised £50,000 for a homeless charity with his self-confessed “rubbish” pictures.

Phil Heckels, from Worthing, West Sussex, began working under the alias Hercule Van Wolfwinkle in 2020.

He drew his dog and put it on Facebook, offering paid-for commissions as a joke, but genuine requests flooded in.

His trademark wonky legs and crooked eyes have proved wildly popular with pet owners, with dozens of people contacting him every day.

Additional merchandise has also been created, including tea towels and calendars.

read and see more here…well worth it!

Hercule Van Wolfwinkle: Worthing pet artist raises £50k for homeless – BBC News


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    Christine Boulton 5 months ago

    I think these are just fab and raising money for a cause close to my heart as worked for years with rough sleepers.

    1. Jayne
      Jayne 5 months ago

      Yes they have a naivity about them I love…

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    mistynsashasmum 5 months ago

    Absolutely wonderfully beautiful and something to bring a smile to our faces in these awful times

    Just what everyone needs right now

    Well done

    1. Jayne
      Jayne 5 months ago

      I agree! Anyone commisioned him yet for their dog?

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