"Please note: I'm currently not able to take on any more commissions until Spring/Summer 2012, my apologies to everyone and many thanks."
I am a professional portrait artist based in the UK. I have many U.S customers and I'm very happy to post portraits to the States (all shipping is insured and tracked)
Pet Portraits - $158.00 USD
for A4 size portrait (Prices start
from $128.00 USD)
+ 44 (0)1637 854 820 or 07884433024
pet portrait makes the perfect gift for friends/family or for yourself.
It is also a lovely way to remember a pet that has sadly passed away.
to commission a pet portrait
Please have a look at the price and size guide below to help you decide which sort of portrait would be best for you.
are drawn from your photographs.
There is no obligation to buy the finished portrait unless you are delighted! I can E-mail a photo of the portrait to you so it can be approved before I post you the original.
here to E-mail me
Don't forget I undertake other subjects such as wildlife, portraits of people, cars and motorbikes
I also draw portraits of lizards, frogs, rats & any other pet you have a photo of!!!
All portraits and commissions are available in other sizes or with more subjects in the picture, priced accordingly.
If you would like a commission in time for a special occasion such as a birthday please let me know and I will do my best to meet the deadline for you.
I will not require any payment until the portrait is complete and you are entirely satisfied with it (I will send an E-mail with a photo of the finished portrait for you to approve before shipping the original to you)
Accepted payment methods:
Pay Pal (credit/debit cards online)
Bank transfer (BACS)
Payment can be made via Pay Pal, Bank transfer (BACS), or sterling cheque. Pay Pal is the easiest way for you to pay as you can pay in USD or GBP its a safe and secure payment system (and its very easy to use!)
your portrait is completed I will E-mail a photo of it, for you to approve.
If you are happy with your portrait I then ask for payment via Pay Pal, Bank transfer (BACS), or sterling cheque. Pay Pal is the easiest way for you to pay as you can pay in USD or GBP its a safe and secure payment system (and its very easy to use!)
All portraits are carefully packaged flat (between 2 x sheets of wood) and posted at a cost of:
Small portraits = $35.00
Medium portraits = $40.00
large portraits = $45.00
I work from your photographs. It is helpful if you can send me a selection of photos to choose from (between 2 and 8 photos is ideal). This gives me a better idea of what your pet looks like. The better the photos, the better your finished portrait will be!!! I can work from digital and Non-digital photos.
I have found that patience is definitely a virtue when photographing your pet. You may like to get a photo of them in their favourite spot, this way they will look happy and relaxed. Try and take the photo in good light but not direct, bright sunlight so they are squinting their eyes. Sat near a window indoors or outside on a cloudy day is always good.
I am happy to draw your pet in their favourite pose if you can get a good photo. For example my Boxer 'Archie' likes to lay on his bed with his head on his paws (see below) It makes an interesting portrait and captures your pets character.
It may help to have someone else to hold your pet while you are taking the photo. It doesn't matter if they get in the photo I can draw them out of the portrait as long as they don't cover up any important markings or features of your pet.
Always try and get down to your pets level when taking a photo, so you aren't looking down on them too much.
If you are able to take some photos specifically for me to draw from then try to get a good close up of your pet.
I can work from black and white photos.
If you would like two or more animals in one portrait it is best to photograph them separately, its very hard to get them all facing the same way etc! However, it helps for me to see at least one photograph of them all together (it doesn't have to be a good one) just so I can see how they compare in size to each other. If this isn't possible (if they have passed away) a brief description will be great eg: which pet was the tallest, largest head etc.
If you aren't sure if your photos are suitable for a portrait then please feel free to send them to me anyway, I can take a look (all will be well cared for and returned)
If your pet has sadly passed away and you don't have many good photos, please feel free to send them to me so I can have a look. Remember there is no obligation to buy the finished portrait unless you are completely happy with it!
You can send your photos to me in the post , by E-mail or on a disk
If you are posting photos (all will be returned) Please send them via international 'Signed for' delivery if they are valuable or irreplaceable.
to post your photographs to:
Or You can send me your photos on a CD (I will return it to you)
If you have any other questions or comments please send me an E-mail or Tel: +44 (0)1637 854 820