The portrait is absolutely stunning, & such a good likeness of Duncan. My Mum happened to be here when it arrived & I showed it to her & it almost made her cry!

Vicki (Hinckley, Leicestershire)





(My friend) was overwhelmed and cried, we both did. It is a fantastic picture and will be treasured for ever. Thank you again for making her birthday so special.

Gill Slinn





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.

Angela Millie



Pet Portraits


For over 20 years, Julie Palmer (B.A. Hons) has been creating beautiful portraits of animals. Working in pastel media, she has received commissions for her portraits from both here in the UK and across the world. If you live in Leicester or the surrounding area, it’s possible to send your photos by email to Julie for her to create your pet portrait and then post it back to you by insured delivery. Julie offers a 100% money back guarantee on all her work.



The portrait is absolutely stunning, & such a good likeness of Duncan. My Mum happened to be here when it arrived & I showed it to her & it almost made her cry!

Vicki (Hinckley, Leicestershire)



Pet Portrait Artist Julie Palmer

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Hi, thank you for visiting my site and your interest in my work. Creating portraits has always been a passion of mine (even as a young child!) – I love seeking to bring out the emotion and beauty of the animals I paint. Don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions – I look forwards to hearing from you!



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Beautiful Rottweiler Dog Portrait

Dog Portraits

There are a range of options when commissioning a dog portrait. My most popular choice is a head and shoulders portrait, either at 12” by 9” or 16” by 12”. There is also the possibility of creating larger full body studies, and I usually undertake these at sizes between 16” by 12” to 24” by 18”. It’s also possible to add scenic backgrounds to the work. You can see more examples of my dog portraits by clicking here.




Portrait of two tabby cats

Cat Portraits

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.





3 Horses

Horse Portraits

I usually undertake horse portraits at 16” by 12” or 18” by 12” 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.



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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