Pet Portrait Commissions

I adore this part of my job, receiving photos of gorgeous pets and turning them into artworks for their owners that truly express their characters and will last a lifetime.

If you are considering commissioning a portrait, please have a full read through this page and make sure to visit the gallery for examples of my work and visit the testimonials page to read some reviews from past customers. You can also explore the process behind my paintings by clicking here. Once you’ve had a full read through, you can find my details on the Contact page.

Commissioning Artwork

I will happily paint any animal be it a pet, wild or farm animal. You can find the full price list on the right – sizes are flexible. Postage is £11 within the UK which will allow me to send your artwork via Special Delivery so that it’s insured. Although only UK/US/AUS prices are listed, I will happily take payment from and post to any country. Please also note that I am happy for payments to be made in installments when requested.

For all my artworks I use archival quality paper, paint and pens which means your paintings should last a lifetime. However, in order to increase the longevity of your artwork it is very important that you keep it out of direct sunlight and if possible choose an acid-free mount when framing.

Advice on photos to send me:

As I work directly from photos, it is imperative that we organise high resolution photos for me to work from so that I can create a really detailed portrait for you. I require good quality, close-up headshots preferably taken outside as the natural light picks up all the details in the fur. Please also try and take the photos at eye level. An ordinary camera will do or even a smart phone camera so long as the pics are taken in natural light. Send as many as you like and I will be able to choose the one I think will work best for the painting.

If there are multiple animals in the painting then still take separate photos using the guidelines above and I will paint them into the same portrait.

If you are struggling to take photos, it is possible for us to arrange a house visit and I can take the photos myself. I am based in Edinburgh and charge £50 for half a day or £100 for a full day plus travel expenses.

Please note that as the artist I retain the copyright for all artworks I produce, including pet portrait commissions. This means that I may choose to create prints from your painting commission. If this is something you are not comfortable please let me know prior to starting your commission.

Size One Animal Additional Animals
A5 (5.8 x 8.3 inches) £125 / 141 EUR / $167 / 223 AUS N/A
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches) £230 / 252 EUR / $304 / 377 AUS £15
A3 (10.7 x 15.5 inches) £395 / 433 EUR / $522 / 647 AUS £20
A2 (14 x 20.5 inches) £520 / 570 EUR / $687 / 852 AUS £20