Pet Portrait Artist Julie Palmer

Pet Portrait Artist Julie Palmer (B.A.Hons)

established since 1996  

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T.V. commissioned artist Julie Palmer creates beautiful pet portraits of your dog, horse, cat or other loved one in pastels. Working from photographs, paintings can be ordered regardless of the distance. Julie receives orders from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and elsewhere.


Hi, and welcome to my site! I've always been fascinated by how portraits can capture the qualities of beauty and life. Feel free to browse the pages, view some examples of my previous commissions, and find out more about me as a pet portrait artist.

Julie Palmer Portrait Artist

There's also a FAQ (frequently asked questions) section, and remember if there's anything you're not sure about, please do get in touch.Julies Pet Portraits Signature

At this site you can:-
View examples of previous works
Find out about the costs involved. Prices start from £180
Commission a portrait online
Discover more about the artist
Contact Julie Palmer

"I am writing to say how wonderful the picture is - you have caught them both to perfection! Thank you so much for all your care and attention in creating what is a very lively representation...your drawing now has pride of place in our lounge!"

(Dr Ian Wotherspoon, Scotland)

Dog Portraits can be head and shoulder studies on a plain background, or more eleborate full body works with scenic backdrops. I also undertake group paintings of dogs from photos.

In this previous work you'll see a portrait of two cocker spaniels painted in full body with background detail. Here's the original photo that I was sent:-

Cocker Spaniel Photo

The owner specifically asked for the dogs be depicted in their walking area. To give a more pleasing composition, I created a horizon line with hills and blue sky in the distance. Read more here about how to order a dog portrait.


Horse Portraits like my other animal paintings, are worked on from photographs supplied by the customer.

the original horse photo

Horse photo

Horses can be depicted on plain, scenic or atmospheric backgrounds. Here the customer requested an atmospheric one. There's more information here about how to order a horse portrait.

With all my portraits I use the finest quality art materials - Stabilo pastel pencils (for detailing), Rowney soft pastels (for blending) working on Canson fine art paper.


Upcoming dates:-


Thanksgiving - Thursday, 26th November 2015

Christmas Day - Friday, 25th December 2015

(Pet portraits usually take about three weeks from ordering. Please allow longer for Christmas orders.)




Cat portraits can be head and shoulder or full body studies. I recommend 12" by 9" or 16" by 12" for cat portraits. Here's some more info about ordering cat portraits.

(I now offer five sizes for pet portraits - 12" by 9 ", 16" by 12", 18" by 14", 20" by 15" and 24" by 18").


* ask a question by filling in the form below

* email your photos to see which ones might be possible to create a portrait from


* you can also telephone Julie on (01243) 773123

* or order a portrait online now

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All images are copyright © 2001 to 2015 Julie Palmer. Portrait images must not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of the copyright holder.

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