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Pet Portraits

Pet Portraits drawn and painted in a variety of styles from traditional fine art to the fun, whimsical and fantastical - in a range of media including soft pastels, pastel pencils, watercolour and ink, coloured pencils, watercolour, oil, acrylic and graphite pencil : dog, cat, small mammal, bird and horse portraits. London. Kent. Surrey. Sussex.

Pet Portraits
Pet Portraits

Traditional pet portraits. Kent. London. Surrey. Sussex. Fine art portraiture. Realistic drawings of pets: horses dogs cats
Fine Art Horse portraits : soft pastels : Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London

Animal Paintings and Pet Portraits.

Due to existing work commitments, only a small number of pet portrait commissions are available each year; please enquire for further details and availability.

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Traditional pet and animal portraits undertaken by a wildlife, farm animal, pet portrait and botanical artist : all types of animals, in addition to wildlife - dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, fish and horses. 


Detailed, fine art pet drawings and paintings in pastel and/or coloured pencils.
Pastels are well-suited to bring life to an animal painting through realistic detail. They give a soft, velvety finish with depth of colour.

Professional grade coloured pencils can achieve similar effects to pastels, as associated with traditional fine art pet portraits.

Cat, dog and horse watercolour portraits are also available by commission, in addition to acrylic animal paintings and, very occasionally (on account of how much time it takes!), highly detailed traditional fine art oil paintings.

Detailed graphite drawings of your  pet...

or pet sketch portraits in graphite and/coloured pencil, that are looser in style and with less detail...

However you see your cherished furry or feathered friend - there can be a style that suits their character!

(Not quite a pet but a close relation...)

A variety of media and styles to meet the range of preferences and budgets.


To find out about commissioning a portrait, please make initial contact via 'Enquiries'.

For more information about creating pet portraits, visit the Home page and search for posts on pet portraits and pet sketch portraits.

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