Commission a beautiful portrait
from your own photographs
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Bay Horse
Bay Horse

Your favourite moments transformed
into a forever work of art

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Polo Painting
Polo Painting
Wildlife scenes captured on
paper or canvas

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Zebra Painting
Zebra Painting
Commission a lasting memento
of treasured memories
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Two Horse Portrait
Dun Horse Painting
Wildlife and countryside art
available for license
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Pheasant Drawing
Pheasant Drawing

Create a lasting impact
with an oil painting on canvas

Chestnut Andalusian Painting
Chestnut Andalusian Painting
"A Wonderfully Talented Artist"
"Amazing how you have captured the likeness AND the personality!"
"Georgina was great fun to work with, and happy to take on my ideas. Really quick to respond to my messages"
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Pet Portrait Artist, Animal Artist, Dog Portraits, Horse Portraits, Wildlife Art

Welcome to Georgina Leigh's pet portraits and the home of 'The Horse Artist'

I am a UK based artist specialising in pet portraits and animal paintings, with a real passion for equestrian art. My dog portraits and horse portraits are most popular and I have my artwork on the walls of homes in the UK, Europe and USA. I am available for pet portrait commissions and work directly from photographs, I would love to turn your favourite photo or photo's into a portrait of your most loved animals and pets (cows, rabbits, parakeets are all on my wishlist to paint, so even if you have an unusual pet please get in touch!). Contact me!

Commission a pet portrait painting, animal pastel portrait or pencil drawing

Commissioning your own pet portrait couldn't be easier. If you have a clear photo of the animal (or animals) that you would like painted or drawn then you can happily leave the rest up to me or we can work together to produce a portrait of your dreams.

I work in oil paints, pastel pencils, watercolour, and graphite and my portraits can be any size you like, so if you have always dreamed of having your beloved pet or favourite animal immortilised on canvas or paper to fit a particular place in your home, then let me know and we can discuss exactly how you would like it to look.

I can also paint or draw groups, so if you have several animals that you would like in the same portrait then get in touch and we can discuss a suitable composition.

I cannot emphasise enough that the quality of the reference photo dictates the amount of detail that I can get into a portrait, so the better the photo - the better the portrait! To learn more about taking your own animal portrait photos then please see my handy guide to taking great animal portrait photographs.

Ordering a pet portrait

How long does this whole process take? Rest assured that I spend many hours working on each commission, I never deem a portrait finished until my customer has seen a photo of the artwork and agrees that I have represented their pet in its true likeness, given the supplied photographs. So whether you are interested in dog portraits, cat portraits, horse portraits or another pet or favourite animal, I will keep you involved in the process from start to finish, or if you prefer to wait until its completed and ready for viewing just let me know.

I also offer a framing service and have access to many frames in varying sizes, textures and colours, so that your portrait leaves here 'ready to hang' should you wish. You can see more about framing your pet portrait here

I also offer Gift Vouchers for any amount, perfect for if you would like to gift someone a commission or you think that the recipient would like to choose their own reference photos.  

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Below are some examples of my oil paintings and pastel drawings
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Bay Horse Oil Painting An oil painting of a bay horse
Chestnut Horse Painting Chestnut PRE Horse
Oil Painting of Bay Horse Bay Horse Painting
Oil Painting of Two Horses Bay Horse and Skewbald Horse Painting
Grey PRE Portrait Grey Horse Painting
Three Horses Portrait Horse Portrait Painting
Storm' Oil On Canvas 3ft
'The Best Seat In The House' Oil Stick and Acrylic on Box Canvas
"Jacob" Oil on Canvas
'Elephant Portrait' Oil and Gold Leaf on Canvas
'Paddy' Oil on Canvas Paper
'Penny' Oil on Canvas Paper
'Beach Time Lurchers' 'Oil on Box Canvas'
'Sylvia Loch's Iberians' Oil on Board
'Orange Silks' Oil and Mixed Media on Box Canvas
'Polo 1' Oil on Box Canvas
'Winter Stag' Oil and Mixed Media on Box Canvas
'Archie' Oil on Canvas Paper
'Armas and James' Oil on Canvas Paper
'Beau' Oil on Canvas Paper
'Pheasant' Oil on Linen Canvas
'Fox Study' Oil on Linen Canvas
Pet Portraits
Pet Portraits are very popular and a great way to
remember your loved dog, horse, cat or other furry
or feathered friend. 
I can turn your favourite photos into a forever work
of art. 
Remember though, the better the photo
- the more lifelike your portrait will be!

These images show the reference photograph on
the left and the painting or drawing on the right!

I am also happy encorportating people into your
portrait, so if you or your entire family want to be a
part of portrait then just say the word!

Horse Painting
Horse portraits are a great way to celebrate your unique and
trusted equine partner. 
Commission an original piece of art for your home, which will
provide you with many years of wonderful memories, and a
great talking point!

Not only am I happy to draw head shots but I also love to
capture action shots so if you have a favourite photo of you 
and your horse galloping, jumping, dancing or just hanging
out together,  get in touch and I can create a beautiful
bespoke and personal piece of artwork for you.

Dog Paintings
Dog Portraits are a speciality and I have painted and drawn all sorts of
wonderful characters and breeds of all shapes and sizes.

I believe that it is really important to capture the essence of your pet
rather than just producing a photorealistic copy. I like to use a whole
spectrum of colours to create a lifelike representation. You might notice
that the double portrait shown here, does not contain any black or white
pigment at all! You would be surprised by the varying colour that a
black coat actually has!

This is what makes a fine art portrait so special, they can capture the
essence and bring to life an image in a different way to that of a
photograph. You can discover new details in a fine art pet portrait,
every time you look at it!
House and Venue Portrait
Would you like to have a memento of a special
occasion venue such as your wedding venue or church
or perhaps your own home?

I am happy to work from your photographs to give you
the portrait that you have always dreamed of. 

This portrait was of a Cotswold wedding venue and my
client really wanted to show the wedding car which
belonged to a much loved family member.
I was able to use her photos to encorporate the vintage car
as if it had just been parked outside!
Portrait Paintings
I love creating art that captures the spirit and colour
of all animals, and I especially love having fun with movement.
I use my knowledge of creating photorealistic artwork to
create paintings 
with an impressionistic flavour.

If you have a favourite animal and have always wanted a
beautiful piece of artwork for your home or office then
please get in touch. I can even create something to coordinate
with particular colour scheme if this is something that is
important to you.  

Please check out my online shop for prints of this lovely puffin
and other animals!

Wildlife Painting
From British wildlife to
exotic creatures in Africa,
there is something
amazing about all wild
Do you have a favourite
wild animal?
Perhaps you have a prized
photograph from a trip
to the Savannah? Let me
paint it and turn it in to a
lifetime treasure.
Please have a look in my
online store for prints of
some of my wildlife art!


Amazing Portraits!


Georgina Leigh is a wonderfully talented artist. She painted my four favourite Lusitano's three of which are no longer with me and she successfully captured each of their unique characters perfectly, it is hugely appreciated.

Lady Sylvia Loch

So Pleased - 100% Recommend!

Georgina drew an amazing portrait of my two dogs in such a short space of time when asked. The detail was amazing and bang on. Couldn't be more thrilled with it, it is now hanging in it's frame in the living room. It was of a Italian greyhound and a border terrier so two very different types of dogs. Couldn't recommend enough.
A. Wookey.

Perfectly captures the beauty and soul!

Georgina is a PHENOMENALLY talented artist!!!!
She captures her subjects perfectly, from the physical details to the essence and even their characters and personality, even when she has never met them or they have sadly passed on. Whatever type of portrait you are after, pencil, watercolour or oils etc, she will not disappoint!!!
L. Taylor

Would definitely commission again!

Beautiful drawing came through the post for a birthday present of a horse that had been pts, brought tears to the eyes!
Very detailed and options to choose from colour wise! Hoping to get a drawing of mine done soon! Thankyou!!

So much better than a photograph!

Georgina has done two portraits for me, both oil, and they are simply amazing! My deceased boy was my absolute heart horse and she managed to capture the expression and look and spirit of him in a way a photograph or a "true life" fine art painting never can, the depth in the oils is just amazing.
R. Alyward

Appearance AND personality captured!


Amazing portraits! The way in which you capture characteristics is unbelievable. Not only the appearance but personality too. Your attention to detail is jaw dropping - your work is simply stunning.

For those who are considering or are “on the fence” - do it. You’ll be amazed

L. Robinson
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