I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful portrait- my Mum and her new husband absolutely loved it and will treasure it forever.

Sophie (London)





I received the portrait this morning and it is beautiful! They are going to be very pleased with it. Thanks so much for fitting me in at short notice.

Ben (London)





I just wanted to let you know that I received the portrait of Poppy & Bishi this morning. I am so pleased with it and burst into tears when I saw it. It's brilliant and I am sure my partner will love it when he gets it for Christmas

Gina Davies



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 London 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 just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful portrait- my Mum and her new husband absolutely loved it and will treasure it forever.

Sophie (London)



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

Dog Portraits can be head and shoulder studies on a plain background, or more eleborate full body works with scenic backdrops. I also undertake group paintings of dogs from photos. In this Cocker Spaniel portrait, the owner specifically asked for the dogs be depicted in their walking area. To give a more pleasing composition, I created a horizon line with hills and blue sky in the distance. Click here to see more of my dog portraits.




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.



I just wanted to let you know that I received the portrait of Poppy & Bishi this morning. I am so pleased with it and burst into tears when I saw it. It's brilliant and I am sure my partner will love it when he gets it for Christmas.

Gina Davies



Julie at work on a dog portrait

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