pet portraits by commission

Pet Portraits by Melanie and Nicholas

A Very Warm Welcome! We are professional trained pet portrait artists. My name is Melanie and I work alongside my husband Nicholas in our garden studio in the UK. We are accomplished Pet Portrait Artists with 20 years of experience creating traditionally hand painted and drawn portraits for clients worldwide.

We provide high end pet portraits of dogs, cats and horses based on clients' own photographs in Oils and Pencil. We provide a luxury quality, bespoke framing service along with engraved plaques.

You can be confident that we can provide a portrait and level of service both you and your pet deserve. Read our Testimonials to find out what our clients have to say. Contact us with your photos to commission your own painting or drawing of your pet.

dog portraits

Oil paintings & Pencil drawing Gallery

Oil Painting Gallery by Nicholas Beall

Oil Paintings by Nicholas Beall

Visit our gallery of commissioned oil paintings by Nicholas Beall. Each thumbnail can be clicked on to view larger images, work in progress and photos of the portrait framed with testimonials.

Pet Portraits in Pencil Gallery by Melanie Phillips

Pencil drawings by Melanie Phillips

View some of my pencil drawings, previous commissions from clients of their dogs, cats and horses. View client's photos framed portraits and lovely testimonials too.


Commissioning Process

If you are new to the commissioning process, we have created an information page which follows a live commission. From the initial contact with our client showing the reference photos, mock up and artwork taking you all the way through to the framing and packing of the portrait - Commissioning Process »

pet portrait process


Client Testimonials

The framed pet portrait below is of Maggie and Max, a 16 x 12 traditionally painted oil painting on Linen Canvas. Kevin commissioned Nicholas to paint their gorgeous dachshunds as a special birthday present for his wife in 2015. Kevin and and his family very kindly sent us this wonderful photo below of them all holding the painting on his wife’s birthday. You can read their email and testimonial below. You can also view the painting in full on their dedicated page - Pet Portrait of Maggie and Max » Check our more of our testimonials here - Client Testimonials »

Pet Portraits Commissions Traditionally Hand Painted and Drawn
Hello Melanie and Nicholas!!!
It would be impossible to convey to you my complete happiness, awe and gratitude for the truly magnificent painting my husband, Kevin, gave me for my 50th birthday. It not only captures my beloved dachshunds perfectly, but our home as well. Now I know that my dogs will live forever and this time in my life has been captured so beautifully. It's SO beautiful!!
I am truly in awe of your talent, Nicholas, and so incredibly grateful to you for doing this work of art for me. I still can't believe it's mine and was made for me. It will be an heirloom for our children as it portrays our home and precious pets so perfectly. Check out the picture showing me and my family on Christmas Eve, my birthday, when I opened this amazing gift.
Thank you!!!
Kris Fitzpatrick


hand painted traditional oil paintings

This is a beautiful painting Nicholas has completed of a Bernese Mountain Dog called Yogi. All of our artwork is traditionally hand painted and drawn by ourselves. Why not hop on over to our Detail gallery to see more of our artwork - up close and personal! Detail Gallery »

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Pet portrait prices and availability

If you are thinking about commissioning either myself or Nicholas to paint or draw your pet for you, one of the areas you might like to look at is our pricing and availability page. It gives a full run-down of the pencil drawing and oil painting prices. We can also quote for framing and engraved plaques in gold, silver and bronze too.

Our prices page is default set to £'s sterling, however use the drop down list to locate your currency. We send our portraits worldwide and work with clients from all over the world.

If you have specific ideas of how you would like your portrait to be, drop us a line with your requests and we can email you a specific quote. Prices »

Pet Portraits Prices


See completed portraits in our framing gallery

We have some beautiful frames for our portraits, we work along side two companies. Amanda makes all of our traditional frames and Edward and his team hand make our swept and moulded frames. These are absolutely stunning and will add a wow factor to any painting. If you are looking for something special to go with your painting, we can provide this for you. To see more photos of our framed portraits take a look around our Framing Gallery »

pet portraits framed


portraits come to life 'On The Easel' Blog

Both Nicholas and myself take photos at each stage of our portraits development and post them on our 'On The Easel' blog. You and your family can feel part of the process and the creation of your very own unique piece of artwork. We also take video clips too. This means you can watch your portrait truly come to life.

Comment at any time and share posts with friends and family. We also post on social media, why not follow or like us today to keep up to date with everything we do.

Pop over to our blog and see what we have posted today. Don’t forget to subscribe at the bottom our our website, to receive a weekly round up of our posts - On The Easel »

On The Easel Blog


Pet Portraits Gift Vouchers

Often many of our clients who are purchasing a pet portrait as a gift, leave it a little too late to schedule time for the portrait to be painted or drawn. Portraits cant be hurried or rushed and so its often best to make all of the arrangements with us and present a voucher to the recipient on their special day. This means that they can be part of the exciting process too! Our vouchers are unique and personal to each client and are provided digitally. This can be really useful in the run up to Christmas - clients love to give something special and unique to friends and family. If you are interested in giving our vouchers, find out more by visiting our Pet Portraits Gift Vouchers »

Pet Portraits Gift Vouchers


Take a look around our studio...

Follow the path through the gate to find our studio! Click on the photo below to see where we create all of our paintings and drawings in our dedicated art studio in our woodland garden. Its a slice of heaven and the perfect place to be creative. You can also see photo of our desks and easels along with photos of our materials too. Our Studio »

Pet Portraits Studio


Email us Today!

Email us on and we will reply as soon as we can. Send us your pet photos, tell us all about them along with your ideas for a pet portrait!