Pet Portraits and Animal Art

Pet Portraits, Equestrian & Wildlife Art, Hand Drawn and Painted in the UK by Animal Artist Donna

Pet Portraits by Donna

Dog Portraits, Cat Portraits, Horse Portraits and Wild Animal studies, hand drawn or painted from your favourite photos.

Coloured Pencil Pet Portraits

Working from my home studio in Suffolk using digital reference photos of your pet, I create photo-realistic hand-drawn portraits and pop-art style paintings that capture the character and personality of your dog, cat, horse or other pet.

My coloured pencil drawn Pet Portraits are produced using high quality materials and supports to ensure that they can be cherished by you for years to come.

Faber Castell and Caran D’Ache artists pencils, including the Albrecht Durer & Museum Aquarelle water soluble ranges plus the Polychromos, Pablo and Luminance oil based ranges, are my favourite tools of trade, typically used on natural or coloured Pastelmat.

Pastelmat is a 360gsm premium, acid-free archival, card surface available in a range of 12 shades including my personal favourites, natural, anthracite, dark grey, brown, and light blue.

If you need any further information regarding commissioning a coloured pencil portrait of your pet or gifting a pet portrait to a friend please get in touch.


Classic Graphite Pencil Pet Portraits & Animal Drawings


Traditional graphite pencil portraits are hand-drawn on a range of heavy weight papers and boards, including Strathmore, Bristol, Canford and Daler & Rowney, using high quality drawing pencils including the Faber Castell 9000 range.

I work with clients worldwide and have shipped portraits to Australia, Canada, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Sweden and the United States.

Depending on suitable reference photos being available, pencil portraits can be produced in a variety of styles. The classic head and neck study, a close-up, tight-cropped face only study, or a full body drawing.

Original portraits of your pet can be shared with other family members in the form of fine art Giclee Prints. Professionally printed and hand-signed.

If you need any further information regarding commissioning a classic pencil portrait of your pet or gifting a pet portrait to a friend please get in touch.

Original Art, Prints, Greetings Cards & Gifts

From time to time I have original art works available for sale which may have been exhibited or entered into competitions.

I’m also developing a range of greetings cards, gifts, accessories and home-wares featuring a selection of my designs. These are available across several platforms to make them accessible to clients from all over the world.

I keep a small range of selected items in stock for immediate despatch, other items ordered through my website are printed to order and may take 7 to 10 days to arrive.

A larger range of products featuring my artwork is available through the following partner sites Love From The Artist, (UK printed greetings cards) Zazzle, (worldwide) Pixels, (global marketplace for artists) and Redbubble (independent artists worldwide)


Commissioning a Portrait of your Pet

My portraits are produced with the greatest of attention to detail, capturing a true likeness of your beloved pet. I strive to produce detailed, realistic, character-full drawings and contemporary, colourful, pop-art style paintings of dogs, cats, horses and other animals working from digital reference photos.

The quality of your reference photo will be directly reflected in the level of detail which can be included in your commission. The better photo you can provide, the more detailed the resulting portrait will be.

Handsome Bernese Mountain Dog Kona, shown below, is fondly remembered by Canadian photographer Jill Bingham Daniels who kindly gave permission for his photo to be used. The pop-art style portrait on the left has been painted on pre-mounted canvas while the portrait on the right was hand drawn on Pastelmat using coloured pencils.

Find out more about taking and selecting fabulous photos as a reference for your portrait and the process of commissioning a portrait of your pet.

Visit my Facebook Page to see recent projects including work-in-progress and finished photos,  Like my Page to kept informed of any competitions, give-aways and offers I have available from time to time.

Photorealistic Pet Portraits