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Georgina would love to hear from you to discuss your portrait commission. Please use this form to give as much detail as possible about your horse or horses, and the type of artwork that you are hoping to have created. Please also include any images that you would like me to use as reference for your artwork.
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Georgina Leigh is The Horse Artist

Uk Equestrian Artist
Ships Worldwide

Multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of mediums to create your dream horse or pony portrait.

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Frequently asked questions

Commissioning a bespoke animal portrait is an easy process. Click the questions to see the answers to my most asked questions.

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Contact me using the form above to send me a message.

Need your portrait by a specific date?

I will always do my best to deliver your artwork in time for a specific date. Please state the date that you need the portrait delivered by to ensure that I can meet your needs.

Do you ship your animal portraits internationally?

Yes! If you are odering a print the shipping will be automatically calculated at the checkout page. For custom pet portraits, I will provide a quote for shipping upon ordering.

I look forward to working with you on the animal portrait painting you've always dreamed of.
How do I commission a pet portrait?
It's really easy to commission your portrait from The Horse Artist.

Step 1.
Firstly get in touch with me with your ideas for the ultimate animal portrait. I can help you decide on a suitable composition, size and medium, but I am equally happy to be led by you if you have a specific idea on the artwork you would like produced.
Visit my PRICE LIST here.

Step 2.
Get in touch with me using the contact form above to check that I can work from your photographs, and to let me know if you have a special date that you need your artwork completed by.

Step 3.
Sit back and wait while I produce your dream horse, dog or animal portrait!
How long does a pet portrait take?
This all depends on the artwork medium, size and complexity. On average a pastel portrait will 2 weeks to completed and an oil painting from 2 months.
Allow a further (minimum of) 2 weeks for framing if this is something you have requested.
** I can arrange framing before the portrait is completed in extreme cases, in order to meet a deadline!
What materials do you use to create my custom portrait?
I only use the highest quality professional artists products.
My chosen brands are:
Claire Fontaine PastelMat.
Pan Pastel.
Caran D'ache Pastel.
Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils.
Winsor & Newton Artisan Oil Paint.
Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour.
Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Artists Watercolour.

For mixed media I use a whole range of materials including dilute tea or coffee!
Will I get a progress update during the commission?
If you would like to see how your portrait is developing then I would be happy to email you progress images occassionally.
If you prefer you can wait until I deem the portrait finished. You will then be able to view a proof for your final approval.
Can you draw or paint my pet from my photos?
Yes, all my bespoke animal portraits are drawn and painted from photographs that have been supplied to me as a reference for artwork.
How many photos do you need to draw an animal portrait from?
Ideally one clear detailed photograph, but I can work from a collection to obtain the perfect pose with a realistic colouring and lifelike representation.
Can you use poor quality photographs for a pet portrait?
I can, but in order to get the most realistic representation of your animal, I would need a good quality and clear photograph. I am happy to use a poor quality photo with your understanding that I can only draw what I can see, anything else will be created by using 'artistic licence'.
Can you add or remove things in my portrait?
In most photographs I am happy to remove headcollars or bridles providing that they are not distorting the features of the horse. For instance, a ridden photo may show contact on the bit and thus the mouth may be pulled at the corners of the lips. In this case, I will have to leave the bridle on in the finished portrait.
Can you add a background in my animal portrait?
I am happy to represent the background image should you wish. There is a further charge for this, which can be discussed and is based on the complexity of the background reference image.
When and how do I pay for my bespoke pet portrait?
In order for me to start work on your portrait I ask that you pay 50% of the overall portrait fee with the remainder due on completion and once you have seen and signed off the final image.
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