Thank you so much for the portrait of Barley. You have captured him extremely well and the marking and colourings are exacting. You are very talented. I really appreciate all the time that you have spent on perfecting it.
I just wanted to thank you for your portrait. It arrived with perfect timing, and my wife loves it - she couldn't believe how well you had captured him.
I just want to let you know that the portrait of Annie-Mai arrived safely this morning. When I opened it I can’t tell you how happy I was as you have captured Annies character and features beautifully. My wife will definitely be in floods tears when she opens this on her birthday.
Dave (Burgess Hill)
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 area of Croydon, 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.
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.
I offer a variety of options when commissioning a dog portrait, from small head and shoulder portraits, to more large scale full body works, like the one of this German Shepherd. It’s also possible to add a background scene to painting, such as a favourite walking area or garden view. Two or more dogs can be also be brought together (from several different photos and eras) to create group portraits of your pets. Click here to see more examples.
I usually undertake horse portraits at 16” by 12” or 18” by 14” as head and neck studies, and these can be painted on a plain backdrop or with a background scene chosen by the owner. It’s also possible to remove items such as bridles and harnesses (even if these are in the original photos). A horse’s coat can often change colour during the seasons, and so I will often ask for a photo that best represents their colour. You can see more examples of my horse commissions here.
I usually undertake cat portraits at 12” by 9” as head and shoulder studies, and 16” by 12” or 18” by 14” for full body works. There is also the option of creating group portraits of your cats, as can be seen in this example, and these are painted as larger works. Some owners also like me to add a background to work, with perhaps a view of their pet in the garden or favourite indoor spot. Click here to see more cat examples.
Dave (Burgess Hill)