Pet Portraits

In a career spanning over twenty years, professional portrait artist Julie Palmer (B.A. Hons) has been creating portraits to commission for customers both here in the UK and across the world. Photos of your animal can be emailed or posted to Julie and then the finished work is sent via secure delivery to any address either nationally or internationally, usually within three to four weeks of ordering.

To find out more, you might like to view more examples of her work, contact Julie directly, or order a portrait online.

Portrait Artists

On this page you can discover an eclectic array of artists, all specialising in the depiction of people or animals. Some lend a contemporary interpretation to portrait painting, others are more traditional in their approach. And if you're looking for an artist who works in a specific media, you'll find it here - from oils to pastel, gouach to acrylics, charcoal to pen and ink, and even wood cuts!

The websites have been organised by geographic location, and cover Europe, America and Oceania.

Portrait Artists in England

South West England

Portrait artists specialising in people and pet (dog, horse or cat) paintings based in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.

Stan Hurr Portraits
Whether in acrylics, watercolour, pastels or more; Stan Hurr's 20 years of experience will guarantee a true likeness (based in Bristol, Somerset).

Amy Fishenden
Professional Pet Portraits by UK Animal Artist Amy Fishenden - orders accepted Worldwide (based in Somerset).

Southern and South East England

Portrait artists based in the counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West and East Sussex, Kent, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire painting people and pet (dog, horse or cat) portraits in pastel, oils, acrylics or watercolour.

Family Portraits & Pet Portraits by Kate Tugwell
Outstanding fine artist Kate Tugwell captures the beauty and character of your pet or family member with remarkably life-like precision. Kate is a portrait artist working in acrylics and coloured pastels (based near Billingshurst, West Sussex).

Watercolour Pet Portraits by Rosie Coyne
Bespoke watercolour pet portraits from your photos by professional (based in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex).

Amanda's Pet Portraits
UK artist Amanda Brown creates beautiful pet portraits in oils and coloured pencils. Amanda receives commissions both nationally and internationally (based in Kent).

Suzanne Burn
Commission a great value character filled pet portrait(London based).

Anna Pateman
Pet Portraits/Art Courses by Anna Pateman. Dog portraits, Cat portraits, Horses and other animal and wildlife portraits, from photos, in pastel, acrylic or other media (based in Kent).

Faithful Friends Portraits
Beautiful pet and animal portraits in acrylic by UK Animal Portrait Artist, Nicky Jones, specialising in detailed commissioned paintings of dogs, cats, horses and other animals from your photographs (based in Radley, Oxon).

Pet Portraits in Watercolour
Claire Stallard is an animal portrait artist based in the Cotswolds specializing in fine detail watercolour portraits.

East Anglia

Portrait artists specialising in people and pet (dog, horse or cat) paintings based in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Pet Portraits from photographs
Deborah Robinson captures a moment to last forever with her beautiful pet portraits (based in East Tuddenham, Norfolk).


Portrait artists working in the Midlands - for example, the counties of Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, the West Midlands, Worcestershire, and Lincolnshire painting people and pet (dog, horse or cat) portraits in pastel, watercolour, oils, or acrylics.

Andrew Mackay Wildlife Art and Pet Portraits
Paintings, illustrations and prints of birds and other wildlife. Commissions taken for pet portraits (based in Leicestershire).

Pencil Portrait Gifts From Photos
Pencil portraits created from your photos. The perfect gift for any occasion. Commission a portrait in a range of sizes from single to group portraits at incredible prices (based in Worcester, Worcestershire).

Northern England

Portrait artists specialising in pet (dog, horse or cat) & people paintings and drawings working in the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, County Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, and West Yorkshire.

Helen Backhouse
Beautiful animal & pet portraits in watercolour to commission (located in Clitheroe, Lancashire).

Bobbys Pencil Portraits
Have your favourite photographs transformed into unique, beautifully hand drawn pencil portraits (located in Barnsley, South Yorkshire).

Pet Portraits in Pastel by Sally Logue - UK Animal Portrait Artist - commissions welcome!
Visit Sally's extensive online gallery of pastel pet portraits and view 100's of her dog, cat and horse portraits. A good likeness of people and pets guaranteed! (based in Penrith, Cumbria)


Artists working in Wales, based in the counties of South, Mid and West Glamorgan, Gwent, Dyfed, Powys, Gwynedd and Clwyd and specialising in pet and people portraits.

Mark Whittaker Pet Portrait Artist
UK based pet portrait artist specializing in pastel. commissions accepted from UK and abroad (located in Newport, Gwent).


Portrait artists working north of the border on people, pet, dog and horse portraits, in counties such as Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Fife, Dumbartonshire, Stirlingshire, Aberdeenshire, Midlothian, Perthshire, West Lothian, Angus, Inverness-shire, and Dumfriesshire.

Pet Portraits by Laura Young
Highly detailed, hand drawn pet portraits in graphite and coloured pencil (based in Wick, Caithness).

Tracy Hall
Flower paintings, pet portraits, wildlife and bird art from watercolor artist Tracy Hall (based in Orkney).


Expo2000, Women's Portraits and Nudes by Marie-France RIVIERE
French painter Marie-France RIVIERE exhibits more than 400 drawings and paintings (mainly women's portraits and nudes, but also nativities, stars portraits, flowers, landscapes, interior scenes,...). Poems. Slide-Shows. Site in English and French.

Portrait Artists in the United States

Portrait artists serving the beautiful cities of America, such as New York, Dallas, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco creating people and pets portraits (eg. dogs, cats and horses) in watercolour, pastel, oils, or acrylics.

Blake Ketchum
The portrait sculpture of Blake Ketchum, based in Pennsylvania, USA. Blake has received commissions from a wide range of public and private clients, including the International Special Olympics. The site also features tutorials on some of the techniques involved in sculpture.

Pet Portrait Paintings | Painted Dog Portraits | Buy Pet Portraits from Photos
Melissa Smith Art offers affordable custom pet portrait paintings: dog portraits, cat portraits, horse portraits. Pet gifts, Pet Loss Memorials (based in Dallas, Texas).

Pencil sketch, pencil portraits, portrait artist Gene, pet portraits
A pencil sketch by portrait artist Gene will be a cherished heirloom for loved ones. Pencil portraits are a one of a kind portrait drawing of family, friends, and pet portraits (located in Gilbert, Arizona).

Phil Levine
The figurative, expressionist paintings of people by artist Phil Levine (based in New York).

Pet Portraits by Jack Lindsay
Custom pastel dog portraits by animal portrait artist, Jack Lindsay from your photos of dogs, cats, horses, birds and all the pets we love (located in Asheville, North Carolina).

Original Oil Paintings by Dave Kramer
Original fine art oil paintings and portrait commissions. A fine art gallery of romantic realism by contemporary artist Dave Kramer. Dallas Texas based.

Commission Graphite Pencil Portraits
Commission hand drawn pencil portraits from your favorite photo and buy prints of original art by artist Nicole I. Hamilton.

Eric Stewart Portraits
Pet Portraits by award-winning artist Eric Stewart (located in Camas, Washington State).

Julie T. Chapman
The award-winning fine art of Julie T. Chapman, whose bold, colorful paintings focus on wildlife, rodeo, and animals (based in Missoula, Montana).

Portrait Artist Dave Kramer
Portrait Artist Dave Kramer - Fine art oil portrait commissions of women, men and children in a Romantic Realism style (based in Dallas, Texas).


Pet Portraits by Sarah Theophilus
Lifelike & sensitive pet portraits capturing the beauty & spirit of your dog, cat, or horse in oil pastel from your photos. Art prints, wallpapers & free e-cards also available (based in Victoria, Pacific Northwest, Canada).

A State of Art Portraits
Custom fine art charcoal and graphite portraits hand drawn from a photo of your friends, family or pet. Affordable keepsakes for baby shower, wedding, anniversary or birthday gifts. Acrylic portraits and watercolor portraits also available.

Animal Art and Pet Portraits by Colette Theriault
Realistic, true-to-life graphite drawings and watercolor paintings of animals and pets; custom pet portraits of dogs, cats, horses, ponies, birds, small animals and any domestic pets from photograph and images by fine artist Colette Theriault (based in Northern Ontario).

Janice Booth
Pet Portraits by Janice M Booth. Creating life-like paintings of your best friend.


Sally McLean Artist-Portraits that bite
Fine artist Sally McLean uses pastel or oil to create absolutely stunning Pet Portraits. She is able to capture the unique character and personality of your pet with an amazing likeness. Sally's beautiful portraits ensure that you may enjoy your best friend and companion forever (based in Kenmore, nr. Brisbane).