pet portraits by commission


Dog Portraits

Our dog portraits gallery depicts some of our favourite pet portrait commissions from the last few years. The majority of our commissions from clients are of dogs as they are one of the most popular pets to share our lives with. I know we wouldn’t be without ours!

Quite often people will ask us - What is your favourite breed of dog to paint? Our usual reply is - all of them! Each and every breed of dog has their own quirks and personalities and each portrait we paint has their own individual challenges. We have painted most breeds of dog and are thrilled when we get to paint or draw a Tibetan Terrier as of course we have one of our own - called Lily.

We create our dog portraits in oils and pencils. I specialise in the pencil drawings and Nicholas, the oil paintings. We are never without a dog portrait in our commission list. As you can see from some of the paintings and drawings below, they are quite a varied set. We can paint studio style backgrounds or your dog sat in your garden, on their favourite beach or setting. Nothing is impossible.

We can draw or paint your dog portraits to any size, and if you would like a tailored quote for your portrait, drop us a line with your ideas. We can look at your photos and discuss your requirements. The size of your dog can often govern the size of your painting, and you may like to keep the portrait of your Dachshund to be life size. Alternatively, as we painted a dachshund a few years ago you might want it huge. The biggest painting Nicholas has ever created was 4' x 3' of Mr and Mrs Tollmans Dachshund Milo.

We don't need to see your dog, we always work from your favourite photos, however if you do reside in the UK and can bring your dog to our studio we are always thrilled to meet our models. We can also take photos for the dog portrait free of charge. It is really important to send good quality, high resolution photos as the more information we can see in the photos, the more we can put in the drawing or painting.

Our portraits are more often commissioned as gifts for friends and family. If you don't have enough time to arrange the portrait with us before the big day, you can always have one of our email gift voucher packs to send or print to give to the recipient.

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If you would like to see some of our dog portraits in progress we post our portraits daily on our 'On the Easel Blog' so that you can see what we are getting up to in the studio. Dont forget to subscribe at the bottom of our website too! On The Easel Blog »