The portrait of Elvis arrived today and I am so pleased; it is stunning, you have captured him brilliantly. Thank you so much for such a wonderful portrait.
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.
We were so delighted with the pastel portrait of our beloved Jazzy girl whom passed away last month due to leukemia…The tears were flowing once again as we opened the tube and saw how beautifully you were able to capture her beautiful spirit. Thank you for this very special and cherished gift!!
Casey & Jamie Bankhurst
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 Liverpool 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Casey & Jamie Bankhurst