fine art pet portraits by commission
Welcome to our pet portrait artist hand painted pet portraits gallery. We often take detailed photos of our paintings and drawings as close as possible so that our clients and viewers can see them in a lots of detail. Oil paintings are generally meant to be viewed from one of two paces away, however Nicholas' work is so fine, the detail is beautiful. It would be a real shame not to show what they are really like when you put nose to canvas! My pencil drawings can be viewed up close and in detail or from a distance.
All of our portraits are traditionally hand painted by ourselves. Much time, effort and concentration is put into each one. They take many hours to complete and we hope that you enjoy viewing each image up close below.
This is a close up detail of horse Elle, hand painted at 24" x 18" on Italian Linen Canvas by Nicholas Beall. It was commissioned as a surprise birthday present in 2018.
Below is a close up detail of the cat portrait of Shelly which was hand painted by Nicholas at 16" x 12" in oils on Italian Linen Canvas.
Our 16" x 16" oil painting of Spyder was commissioned by clients in the USA, the photo below is a close up of Spyders portrait with Nicholas' hand and brush to show scale.
The 18" x 14" oil painting of Lulu was traditionally hand painted by Nicholas and was commissioned by clients in the USA to give as a Christmas present in 2018. Head over to our oil gallery to see Lulu's painting in full.
The pencil drawing of Biscuit was drawn at 12" x 10" size commissioned by a well known TV actor as a gift for a very special friend.
The 18" x 14" oil painting of two Great Danes was hand painted by Nicholas to give as a birthday gift in 2018.
20" x 16" oil painting of Harry and Oscar is displayed in our clients home with great pride after having lost Harry. It serves as a wonderful reminder of the lovely times they had with him.
The 16" x 12" painting of Freddie was commissioned by Vanessa George and her family. It was completed in 2019 and resides in the UK.
This is the corner edge of Christopher's 16" x 12" showing the signature just completed y Nicholas. All of our portraits are hand signed by ourselves.
Returning client Ben Welch commissioned the portrait of Blue at 12" x 10" size as a surprise for his wife’s Birthday. She loved it!
24" x 18" oil painting on Italian Linen Canvas of Boomer painted by Nicholas Beall.
The oil painting of Henry and Daisy was completed at 24" x 18" size in oils on Italian Linen Canvas and you can see Nicholas' hand in the photo painting the finishing touches.
The oil painting of Billy which was completed at 10" x 8" size now resides in Australia with returning client Joan Cowburn.
I thoroughly enjoy drawing smaller sized portraits and this was no exception, Kiwis portrait was drawn at 7" x 5" size for returning clients in the USA.
The oil painting of Tia was a commissioned portrait painted at 18" x 14" size on Italian Linen Canvas, traditionally hand painted by Nicholas Beall.
The cat oil painting of Mitzy was stunning and you can see the full image in our cat portraits gallery. The painting was 16" x 12" size in oil on Italian Linen Canvas.
The pencil drawing of Duker was drawn at 20" x 16" size and was commissioned by Elizabeth for her mum Jayne's 70th birthday. See the full pencil drawing in our pencil gallery.
The cat oil painting of Dudley was commissioned as another birthday surprise painted at 16" x 16" in oil on Linen Canvas by Nicholas Beall.
The horse oil painting of Inca was commissioned by Jamie as a surprise birthday present painted at 16" x 12" in oil on Linen canvas.
Karen Rodgers took a photo of her dog Cinega looking up and absolutely love the photo so decided to commission an oil painting of her. Nicholas painted it at 12" x 10" size in oils.
The oil portrait of Yogi was commissioned as a birthday surprise for clients in the USA and Nicholas painted Yogi at 16" x 16" size in oils.
10" size in oils.
This corgi portrait was of Luke and was painted by Nicholas at 16" x 12" size in oil on Italian Linen Canvas
The portrait of Charlie and Eliot was painted in oils at 20" x 16" size for clients in the USA.
The oil painting of Dolly and Dora was commissions by Lady Bamford and this is a full view photo with paint brushes to show scale at 16" x 12" size
The 16" x 12" oil painting of Ramses was absolutely stunning and we have added a close up of the oil painting below with paint brushes to show scale.
Testimonials.....Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
I wanted to let you know that the painting arrived in perfect condition and we absolutely love it! I admit I let it sit for a day or so until me, my husband and my mom (and the dog children) could open it together. Many oohs & ahhs. I can't thank you enough for all the heart and talent you put into their portrait. Looking at it up close, your brushwork, use of color and understanding of dog anatomy is amazing. More importantly, you've captured their expressions and personalities perfectly. (They should only look so sleek & well-groomed in person.) It's an artwork that I'll treasure forever, thanks to my sister's generosity.
My entire family sends our heartfelt thanks! I've hung it in the living room where we walk by it several times a day, and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. You are so talented, and your work brings such pleasure to those of us lucky enough to own one of your pieces. I promise to send photos of my dogs with their portrait once the weather clears up. I want to stage it out in the back yard where the original photo was taken, but it's been raining all week here. I also have to mention how happy I am with the framing, and I think it's a valuable addition to your line. Now the painting is truly finished, ready to hang the moment it arrived. Your choice of frame is perfect to harmonize with off the tones in the artwork. Special thanks to your framer -- the workmanship is perfect, and I love the fleur de lis paper on the back! A touch of Florence, yes? (I'm guessing he used an Italian paper from Florence.)Thanks again for an absolutely smashing job!
Karen, Robert, Wilma, Winston & Daisy