I'd just like to say a big thank you for the beautiful painting you did of our cat Henry who we lost last summer, you've captured his image so well. We have the painting hanging on the wall in the lounge and it's just as if he's still with us.

Margaret (Brighouse, West Yorkshire)





Thank you so much for your beautiful, touching portrait of Maddy. It was sad to think we had so few photos of her, but thanks to you we will now have something wonderful to remember her by.

Alison Ryding





Thank you so very much for the beautiful portrait of Murphy …I am absolutely delighted with it and I know our friend will be too when he receives it at Christmas. You are a very talented lady and your work must give pleasure to so many people. Thank you, thank you!

Angela Millie



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 Leeds 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.



I'd just like to say a big thank you for the beautiful painting you did of our cat Henry who we lost last summer, you've captured his image so well. We have the painting hanging on the wall in the lounge and it's just as if he's still with us.

Margaret (Brighouse, West Yorkshire)



Artist Julie Palmer

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Hi – it’s great to welcome you to my site. Here you can explore previous commissions of dogs, horses and other animals that I have undertaken over the years. It’s also possible to order a portrait online, check the FAQ’s I often get asked, and contact me with any questions you might have. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!



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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 two tabby cats

Cat Portraits

As with all my works, I use pastels when creating my portraits, and I find this media works especially well for capturing the details found in the cat’s hairs and eyes. For portrait size, cats usually work best at 12” by 9” for head and shoulder works and 16” by 12” (or 18” by 14”) if a full body portrait would be preferred. You can see more examples of my cat portraits here, including group works and ones with scenic backgrounds.





3 Horses

Horse Portraits

Like my other portrait commissions, I work on horse portraits from photos sent in by the owner. Sometimes the customer will indicate a preferred one for me to work on, and I can advise whether this will be possible. In this example, I created the work by piecing together several reference photos of the different horses and then arranged them together in the one portrait. Follow this link to see more examples of my past horse commissions.



Thank you so very much for the beautiful portrait of Murphy …I am absolutely delighted with it and I know our friend will be too when he receives it at Christmas. You are a very talented lady and your work must give pleasure to so many people. Thank you, thank you!

Angela Millie



Julie at work on a dog portrait

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