Just to let you know that I picked up the portrait this morning… and I’m delighted with it. Thank you so much…you have a fantastic talent.

Jennifer (Portishead, Bristol)





I received my portrait of Angel today. When I opened the tube with her picture in it, it was like she was still here with me. I looked at her and just cried. You really captured her beauty and spirit.

Junetta Lancaster





I just wanted to let you know how delighted I am with Bobbi’s portrait! I had tears in my eyes when I first opened the package because you really have captured Bobbi’s spirit – even her red collar which used to curl at the end!!

Mrs S. Williams



Pet Portraits


T.V. commissioned artist Julie Palmer has been creating beautiful animal portraits for over 20 years, for customers both here in the UK and internationally. With each work she seeks to bring out the life and grace of each dog, horse or cat that she paints. If you live in the Bristol area, Julie can receive your photos via email and then complete and send the finished portrait to you, usually within about 3 to for 4 weeks of ordering.



Just to let you know that I picked up the portrait this morning… and I’m delighted with it. Thank you so much…you have a fantastic talent.

Jennifer (Portishead, Bristol)



Julie Palmer - Portrait Artist

Note from Julie

Hi, and welcome! Creating portraits has been something of a passion of mine since childhood and I love to bring out the inner emotion and beauty of each animal I work on. If you are interested in commissioning me to create a portrait for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch – hopefully I can answer any questions you might have.



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Beautiful Rottweiler Dog Portrait

Dog Portraits

I offer dog portraits in a range of different sizes and options, beginning with head and shoulders studies at 12” by 9” and going as large as 24” by 18” for full body works. It’s also possible to add additional features such as collars and favourite toys to your portrait. By following this link, you can check out examples of different breeds of dogs I have undertaken over the years, such as Spaniels, Boxers, German Shepherds and Collies.




Portrait of 3 horses together

Horse Portraits

For horse portraits, I create them as head and neck studies in a range of different sizes, the most popular being 16” by 12” and 18” by 14”. As in the example here, its also possible to bring a number of horses together into one portrait, perhaps even creating a work with different generations or horses you have owned over the years. You can view more horse portraits by clicking here.





3 Horses

Other Subjects

Over the years, I’ve created portraits of several other animals including cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, parrots, and even hamsters! As can be seen in this guinea pig portrait, owners often ask for a special feature to be including, such as favourite feeding bowl or cushion. As the size of each animal can vary hugely, it’s usually best to contact me first and then I can advise on the appropriate dimensions for the work. You can see some more of my animal portraits here.



I just wanted to let you know how delighted I am with Bobbi’s portrait! I had tears in my eyes when I first opened the package because you really have captured Bobbi’s spirit – even her red collar which used to curl at the end!! You have done her justice, much, much better than any photo.

Mrs S. Williams



Julie at work on a dog portrait

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