Pet Portraits Portfolio

A selection of my recent pet portraits and animal art projects can be seen below.
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"Puppy Love" This super cute Bernese Mountain Dog puppy portrait was produced using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache pencils on Pale Blue coloured Pastemat combining traditional hand drawing and water-colour painting techniques to build up the depth and details. The reference photo of 'Castor' used for this project...

Handsome Doberman Oakley was a Christmas gift commission. ...

A memorial portrait of Border Terrier, Sorrel The reference photo selected for this portrait holds special memories of Sorrel, a dearly loved and much missed little Border Terrier. Finished and delivered just in time for Christmas. ...

Highland Cow Hilda and her daughter Onora are the subjects of my Heilan' Coos project. I'm delighted to say that the original artwork has found a home in Scotland. The reference photo for this project was supplied by kind permission of Riutta Highland Cattle in Finland. A...

Maya This memorial portrait was produced in memory of a happy Flat Coated Retriever x Chow girl who is very sadly missed. ...

Bernese Mountain Dog, Benson. This Bernese Mountain Dog portrait was produced using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache pencils on Pale Blue coloured Pastemat combining traditional hand drawing and water-colour painting techniques to build up the depth and details.   ...

Bobby's portrait was produced using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache pencils on Pale Blue coloured Pastemat combining traditional hand drawing and water-colour painting techniques to build up the depth and details. ...

A portrait of Welsh Springer Spaniel 'Jess' This wonderful old girl is no longer in the best of health but continues to bring so much joy to her family. Jess' portrait was produced using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache pencils on Pale Blue coloured Pastemat combining traditional hand drawing and water-colour...

A portrait of Golden Retriever 'Briar' This recent pet portrait commission was one of a pair completed just before Christmas. Briar's portrait was produced using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache pencils on Sand / Sable coloured Pastemat combining traditional hand drawing and water-colour painting techniques to build...

A portrait of Golden Retriever 'Brooke' This recent pet portrait commission was one of a pair completed just before Christmas. Brooke's portrait was produced using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache pencils on Sand / Sable coloured Pastemat combining traditional hand drawing and water-colour painting techniques to build...

This portrait was commissioned as a gift. Beautiful Black Labrador, River Black Labrador, River, was drawn on pale blue Pastelmat using Faber Castell, Derwent and Caran D'Ache artists pencils. I love the range of number of colours that can be found hidden within a 'black' coat. To...

Add a little Goldie Magic to your Christmas. As a lasting tribute to a very special Golden Retriever, this portrait image has been sprinkled with a little seasonal sparkle and festive magic to create a range of beautiful Golden Retriever Christmas cards, Christmas tree ornament decorations,...

Pet Portrait of the week, and certainly one of my favourite dog portrait commissions of all time is this gorgeous Goldie, Oscar I've had the pleasure of producing two previous portraits of this handsome Golden Retriever, and was touched to be asked in his final days...

Mother and daughter, Welsh Springer Spaniels Stella and Scarlett. Drawn together from two individual photographs this beautiful mother and daughter pair have been a fun portrait commission to work on. Produced using artists pencils on Pastlemat the foundation for this portrait was drawn using dry watercolour pencils...

Pet Portrait of the week is this sweet little Norfolk Terrier, Hattie. Commissioned on Anthracite Pastelmat to provide an excellent contrast for the soft, subtle tones and colours in her coat. Hattie was traditionally hand drawn using a combination of Faber Castell & Caran D'Ache artists pencils.     In...

This portrait brings together five Bernese Mountain Dogs owned and loved at different times. The central subject Platzli was first to arrive and where the passion began. He paved the way for Big Pete and Otto at the top of the composition, who in turn passed...

Cocker Spaniels Freddy & Harry Commissioned as a very special birthday gift, this pet portrait brings together two much loved dogs who lived years apart. Freddy is still very much in his prime and loving life, whilst Harry, loved throughout his life,  sadly passed away over ten...

Pet Portrait of the week is this cute little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Hand drawn on white Pastelmat using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. A tutorial of this dog portrait will be available soon....

Pet Portrait of the week is handsome Italian Spinone 'Appie'. Originally bred as a versatile Italian gun dog, the Italian Spinone is also known as the Italian Griffon, Italian Wire-haired Pointer or Italian Coarsehaired Pointer. This is the first Spinone portrait commission I have undertaken and I've...

Pretty Welsh Springer Spaniel Dido Hand drawn on brown Pastelmat using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache artists pencils. Welsh Springers have been a recurring theme on my drawing board this year. A mellow, warm, grey-brown background was chosen to compliment the rich copper tones and contrast with the...

Beautiful Black Labrador, Sula This portrait of Black Labrador dog, Sula, was produced on pale bluePastelmat using Faber Castell, Derwent and Caran D'Ache artists pencils To commission a hand drawn portrait or painting of your Labrador, or other dog, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Save Save Save...

Beautiful Golden Retriever, Lucy. Lucy fell on her feet when she was rescued some eight years ago, her exact age isn't known but it is estimated that she's around fourteen years old now. A grand old age for a lovely Golden Oldie. Produced on dark grey Pastelmat using Faber...

Beautiful Welsh Springer Spaniel Senna This memorial portrait was commissioned in memory of a much loved Welshie. The reference photo chosen for her portrait was taken in her younger days. Hand drawn using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache artists pencils on Pastelmat. Save Save Save...

Blue Moo was inspired by a photograph, taken by my good friend Sophie Boleyn, of a handsome black cow literally gleaming blue in the sunshine. The lighting and contrast instantly captivated me and the working title stuck as the colour palette developed. Blue Moo was produced on...

Miniature Schnauzers Shamus and Bentley A matching pair of portraits featuring Miniature Schnauzer pals Shamus and Bentley. Hand drawn using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache artists pencils on Pastelmat. Save Save Save...

Another Christmas gift dog portrait commission can now be revealed, introducing Welsh Springer Spaniel, Dill I really enjoyed working on the portrait of this handsome young Welshie. The rich colours of the Welsh Springer's coat are always a joy to recreate. Hand drawn using Faber Castell and...

Another Christmas gift dog portrait commission can now be revealed, introducing Wire-Haired Dachshund Ludo. This sweet little wire coated Dachshund has such a bright, alert expression. I really enjoyed working on this pet portrait. Hand drawn using Faber Castell and Caran D'Ache artists pencils on Pastelmat. Save...

A recent double subject dog portrait commissioned as a gift for Christmas. This hand drawn portrait of two dogs, best buddies Miniature Schnauzer Archie and Irish Terrier Ralph, was complied from several reference photos provided by their owner. At 20x16" (40x50cm) this pet portrait was the largest...

The first of this year's Christmas gift pet portrait commissions to be revealed is Long-Haired Dachshund Betty. This pretty little black and tan Dachshund has such a sweet expression coupled with those adorably expressive eyes - she certainly ranks highly among my favourite dog portrait projects...