I received my portrait today and it is amazing. Thank you so much for getting this done before Christmas for me. My mum is going to love it.

Jen (Oakwood, Derby)





(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





I thought you'd like to know that I gave my friend the picture of Archie and Casper today. She loved it! Thank you so much for making her day - she's a very dear friend and I was thrilled to be able to give her something special for her 60th birthday.

Dawn Rawlings



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 Sheffield or the surrounding area by insured delivery. Should you not be fully satisfied with the outcome, Julie offers a 100% money back guarantee.



I received my portrait today and it is amazing. Thank you so much for getting this done before Christmas for me. My mum is going to love it.

Jen (Oakwood, Derby)



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

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

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 thought you'd like to know that I gave my friend the picture of Archie and Casper today. She loved it! Thank you so much for making her day - she's a very dear friend and I was thrilled to be able to give her something special for her 60th birthday.

Dawn Rawlings



Julie at work on a dog portrait

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