I received the finished work this morning; it is fantastic, thank you so much. I am sure my partner will be delighted with it.

Dot (Manchester)





(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 much for the lovely portrait of Milo. You really ‘captured’ him especially his eyes. We will treasure the portrait which is currently being framed.

Jean (Cleveleys, Lancashire)



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 Manchester 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.



I received the finished work this morning; it is fantastic, thank you so much. I am sure my partner will be delighted with it.

Dot (Manchester)



Pet Portrait Artist Julie Palmer

Note from Julie

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

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

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 much for the lovely portrait of Milo. You really ‘captured’ him especially his eyes. We will treasure the portrait which is currently being framed.

Jean (Cleveleys, Lancashire)



Julie at work on a dog portrait

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