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Commissions and Portraits

Capture precious memories of your treasured animals with a bespoke portrait.  A portrait preserves the pride that you feel for your animal and can celebrate either your or your animal's milestone birthday or achievement or for just being a loyal friend.  Give as a gift or as a treat for yourself.   A portrait will take pride of place on your walls to be admired today and for many years to come.  Great care, empathy and a close attention to detail will be used to create a lovely realisitic portait of your animal, from photographs.  For more examples of my work please view my Gallery page as I like to capture the character of all the animals that I paint.

See beneath images guidance on how to Commission a Portrait.

Labrador portrait
Labrador portrait
A black labrador painted in acrylic on a deep linen canvas
Sport Horse portrait
Sport Horse portrait
A dressage horse painted in acrylic on cream coloured board
Suffolk Horse Portrait
Suffolk Horse Portrait
Capturing the gentle nature of Suffolk Horse as well as the intricacies of the harness
Palomino Pony Portrait
Palomino Pony Portrait
Palominos in Summer coat are a most glorious colour. I also aimed to capture the characteristic direct gaze and small ears of the Welsh breed.
  • Contact me to discuss basic details, time scale etc
  • Send a few clear, copyright free images
  • We will discuss your portrait in greater detail, to decide design, size, materials
  • More photos may be required
  • Provisional diary booking will be made
  • Pay 30% deposit to comfirm booking.  This is non-refundable when the portrait has been started.
  • You will recieve regular updates on the progress of your commission.
  • When finished, pay the balance.
  • Your portrait will then be packed with care and sent for you to enjoy for many years.

Your commission will be completed in artist quality coloured pencil or acrylic paint which is very versitile with results similar to watercolour or oils.  A variety of surfaces may be used such as coloured board, pastel or watercolour paper, linen or cotton canvas.  Also a selection of formats depending upon the proportions of the portrait and whether more than one animal is to be included, these include block, panorama or oval canvases.  Please allow at least two months for your portrait.

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