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 (cow's, rabbits, parakeets are all on my wishlist to paint, so even if you have an unusual pet please get in touch!).
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.
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.
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.
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
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