Many thanks for the portrait you created of phoebe, it really made my wife's Christmas. Phoebe was a dog with such a sweet soul, which you have captured beautifully for us to cherish forever.

Richard (Redhill, Nottingham)





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.

Alison Ryding





Thankyou 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.

Lisa Marlor



Pet Portraits


Julie Palmer (B.A. Hons) has been commissioned by T.V. and customers from both here and abroad to create portraits of their beloved pets. Working from photographs supplied by the customer, portraits can usually be created within 3 to 4 weeks of ordering and then dispatched to Nottingham or the surrounding area by insured delivery. Should you not be fully satisfied with the outcome, Julie offers a 100% money back guarantee.



Many thanks for the portrait you created of phoebe, it really made my wife's Christmas. Phoebe was a dog with such a sweet soul, which you have captured beautifully for us to cherish forever.

Richard (Redhill, Nottingham)



Artist Julie Palmer

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Hi – it’s great to welcome you to my site. Here you can explore previous commissions of dogs, horses and other animals that I have undertaken over the years. It’s also possible to order a portrait online, check the FAQ’s I often get asked, and contact me with any questions you might have. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!



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Beautiful Rottweiler Dog Portrait

Dog Portraits

All my dog portraits are painted in pastels, a media that famous artists such as Degas have used to create remarkably animated portraits. I love this media because it allows me to capture fine details and create movement within the work. Dog portrait sizes begin at 12” by 9” (as head and shoulders works) and can be as large as 24” by 18” for full body studies or group portraits. You can view more of my dog paintings by following this link




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

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.



Thankyou 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.

Lisa Marlor



Julie at work on a dog portrait

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