Capturing Your Beloved Pet’s Personality
I can create a timeless memory of your animals – dog, cat or other furry friend with a portrait on canvas or paper. Simply supply me with a photo of your beloved pet and I will create a unique portrait. Ideally I work from one main photo for the pose with other supporting photographs for reference of colouring and textures etc.
Mini Pet Portraits
Unfussy mini portraits using Ink and wash on paper with a mount ready to fit an 8 x 8 inch or 7 x 9 inch frame. A fabulous gift or keepsake
Classic Pet Portraits
These full colour canvas portraits are a perfect addition to your home or serve as a great gift. Browse my gallery below for examples. Get in touch to discuss ideas today
Pricing and lead time….
I always quote for each commission individually as there are many variables to consider ie: size, level of detail, support and media (canvas/paper, paint/pen and ink) Prices start at just £99 for the Mini portraits, or typically a 30 cm x 30cm Classic single portrait canvas is from £400. Portraits require many, many hours of intense work and are normally delivered 4-6 weeks after ordering. However, if you have a shorter time frame I will do my best!
How to photograph your pet for a portrait…
If you are taking photos of your pet try to get down to their level to avoid distortion- photos of cats and dogs taken from higher up usually show the head as being much bigger in relation to the legs. This will balance out if you can crouch down or sit on the floor to take the shot. As you can see I usually keep the background simple, clean and in a colour that complements the subject so that there is little to distract from the portrait, so don’t worry if there are things in the background of your photo as I will not include them. Reference photographs taken in warm toned natural light are preferable to harsh camera flash or indoor lighting . Where possible, I am happy to take photographs which will translate into a beautiful painting, ask for more information.
If you would like to find out more, please contact me to book a portrait consultation call to discuss possible styles, sizes, colours etc.