Pet Portrait Commissions

You can now choose to make payment in instalments of your choosing which will help spread the cost. I can send you your artwork once full payment has been made.

Please read all info below and then either email me or you can message me through instagram/facebook.

Commissioning Artwork

I love painting pet portraits. As a dog owner I really empathise with the bond between an owner and their pet, so I adore receiving all your emails filled with pictures of your favourite furry friends for me to immortalise.

I will happily paint any animal whether it’s a pet, a friendly farm animal or even a spot of wildlife you saw on holiday. You can find the full price list on the right – if you’d like an in between size I’m happy to accommodate.

Postage starts from £12 for an A5 going up to £25 for A3 – these prices are for within the UK and means I can send your artwork via Special Delivery so that it’s insured. All artwork is securely packed in hardboard to insure it’s safe in the post.

Although only UK/US/AUS prices are listed, I will happily take payment from and post to any country.

You can also purchase a mount for your painting commission which makes it more presentable when giving it as a gift. My mounts have been professionally made by my framer and the colour has been chosen to work with the paper I use. The mounts are priced from £10 to £15 depending on size.

Gift vouchers are also available, please contact me directly to request. I will send a handwritten gift card in the post for the amount of your choosing. These can also be redeemed in the online shop. They are a nice option if you’d like to buy someone a portrait commission but you think they’re like to be involved in the process.

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 important that we organise good quality photos for me to work from so that I can create a really detailed portrait for you.

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.

With dogs, the standard sort of photo would be a close-up headshot, preferably taken at eye level and either outside or in a naturally well lit room as the sunlight picks up all the details in the fur (see photo on right). However, if you have a photo of your animal in another pose you would like me to paint from, I am happy to discuss. With cats, any pose generally works. With horses and other animals, please email me for guidance.

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

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) for cats and smaller dogs £195 / 218 EUR / $259 / 356 AUS N/A
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches) minimum size for standard dogs and horses £295 / 325 EUR / $385 / 529 AUS £20
A3 (10.7 x 15.5 inches) a touch smaller than standard A3 £435 / 488 EUR / $578 / 793 AUS £25
A2 (14 x 20.5 inches) £585 / 656 EUR / $777 / 1067 AUS £35
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Payment can be made in instalments.