Pet Portraits - capturing the essence of your pet's character
Welcome to my website
Hello, and welcome. I am an artist living on the Wales/Shropshire border. I specialise in pet portraits, and the occasional farm animal. All my work is hand painted/drawn, I don’t use digital. I use top end pastels and coloured pencils on archive quality surfaces.
Sample Gallery of Past Commissions
Single subject, size 300 x 240mm, unmounted, ready for you to mount and frame £120
If you wish I can arranged framing. I use a modern, light wood frame, with a double acid-free mount, to protect the artwork £30
How Does it Work?
Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are interested. My waiting list can get quite long at certain times of the year, so it’s worth reaching out as soon as possible.
Next, get some good quality photographs of your pet. The better the details on the photo, the better the final artwork will be. Close up, eye level shots work best. This is the most important bit, so take as much time as needed. Good light, falling on the pet’s face can make a huge difference. It doesn’t have to be a face on view, three quarter views of the face make great portraits.
The picture is going to be with you forever, so it’s worth taking some time to get exactly the right shot.
You can send me as many photos as you like, to help me get to know the character of your pet. Then we can discuss which one will work best for you. Tip from other pet owners: try have two people, one to take the photo and one to provide distraction, and some toys or treats.
If this is for a memory of a beloved pet who has now passed, then you may be limited as to what photos you have. I feel it is something very special to do a memory portrait, and will do my best to work with what you have.
Once we have chosen the picture, you pay a deposit of £30 and I book you onto my calendar. Some people like me to tell them how it is going, and others prefer to wait until the work is complete.
Once complete, I will send you a photo of the piece, so you can check you are happy. You then pay the remainder, and I will pack it up and send it to you.
If you want me to get it framed for you, it helps to decide this at the start, as they are individually made, and it can take a couple of weeks.