Thank you so much for Holly’s portrait I know my son will absolutely love it, it looks so much like her and her eyes are spot on.
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.
Thank you for our portrait of Patrick, it is absolutely fantastic it really looks so lifelike, my sister is going to love it. You really do have an amazing talent, thank you for sharing it with us and making our sisters 50th birthday present so very special.
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 Northampton 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.