Commission a Pet Portrait

Horse Portraits, Dog Portraits, Cat Portraits… All Creatures Great and Small!

Whether you would like to commission a special painting of your own dog, cat or horse, etc. or are interested in commissioning a pet portrait as a gift, I paint affordable pet portraits or bespoke illustrations from good quality photographs for your total convenience. I also accept international orders. I will advise you on what sort of reference photographs I need and have provided a guide on how to take and submit these. 

For details of approximate prices, please have a look at my pet portrait prices. You will need to contact me for a firm quotation based on your personalised pet portrait requirements.  If you are on a tight budget, you can find examples of original dog, cat and horse paintings for sale in my online shop, featuring various breeds.

Animal Portraits Hand Drawn & Painted with Care & Experience

There are so many pet portrait artists to choose from in the UK.  We each have our own style and unique skills. My animal portraits are completely hand drawn or hand painted with great care and observation. I do not use projectors or tracing methods to create the pet portrait drawing but use careful observation. I work in various media using traditional drawing and painting methods. I take a pride in my work and with conservation in mind, I use only quality materials to ensure your portrait is a lasting memory of your pet. You can be sure you are commissioning a unique, lasting, hand drawn piece of animal art if you commission custom animal paintings from me.

Customer Satisfaction

I have had many years experience of painting beloved pets and many happy customers who have commissioned animal portraits. I have painted animals and other subjects almost all my life. To ensure your complete satisfaction with your custom pet portrait, I offer the opportunity to alter the completed pet portrait where possible and offer a satisfaction/ termination policy for further assurance (terms apply).  I am transparent about pricing and there are no hidden costs. If you request changes to the brief, e.g. adding a background, I will notify you in advance of any changes to the price of the piece, which will always be fairly costed out according to extra work involved.

Would You Like to Know More About Ordering a Personalised Pet Portrait?

1. How to Order: Getting Started

Please contact me using the following email address and, if possible, send at least two or three clear photos of the animal:

Once I have your photos, I will confirm if the images will be clear enough to work from, or if I will require further images. 

I have included some advice on taking photographs for artistic reference for pet portraits and how to send the photographs in this guide.

2. Brief & Quotation

We will discuss your preferences and needs. Once we are decided on the brief, I will confirm the details and quote based on your requirements.

3. Deposit Payment

If you are happy to proceed, you will receive an invoice and will then be asked to pay the deposit before work can commence. The non-refundable deposit is payable in advance to be offset against price of finished work. This will amount to 50% of the agreed price and, once cleared, secures your booking and my commitment to any agreed deadline.

4. Proof & Balance Payment

Once your pet portrait is completed, I will email you a clear photograph of the picture to ensure that you are happy. I may also consult your opinion of progress pre-completion.  At this stage, I am happy to make minor alterations, where possible and reasonable. I will then send a photograph of the agreed amendments and offer a final opportunity to alter the picture to your liking if you are not entirely satisfied (please see terms).

I will send an invoice for the balance plus cost of postage and packing. Once remaining payment is received in full, pet portraits will be posted at cost via special delivery or insured courier service.  International delivery is also available at cost.

Tip: I always recommend using the services of a professional framer. This will show the painting at its very best and help preserve it using acid-free materials.

Gift vouchers are available for those who are short of time.  These are redeemable against custom pet portrait orders or can be spent on items my online store. Here you might just be lucky enough to find an original painting that resembles your pet!