Custom Pet Portrait Commissions


The memories of your pets can be within your reach with our custom pet portrait commissions. Would you like to capture those quirky, funny, adorable poses or actions your pets do so naturally? Then have them translated into a painting you can treasure. 

Your pet is unique as you are as a person and they all have their characteristics and ways that make us smile and laugh with affection.

With the abundance of crossbreeds these days, they come in even more different shapes and sizes and personalities

My delight is to capture the expressions, characteristics and movements of your treasured pets or favourite wildlife animals.

I aim to create a distinct aliveness, and characteristic likeness of the animal with an abstract flair. Achieving this by using the painting mediums of Pastels, Acrylics or Oils, depending on what effect or size you desire.

Often specific backgrounds and settings are included to create the overall image. These are bespoke paintings that are distinctive to you and your pet, I will work closely with you, where necessary, to achieve the optimum effect. Here are a few of our pet room sets

Pastel Pet Portraits

What are soft pastels?

I often work in the medium of soft pastels when creating a piece. This is a dry medium of painting in the form of a stick or crayon, consisting of a powder pigment and a binder, which should not be mixed with the idea that they are chalks, as pastels do not contain chalk.

Being powdered pigments, they produce a beautiful velvet texture. Their extensive range of deep rich and pale pastel colours makes them versatile and wonderful to use. The pastels blend, creating lovely effects giving luminosity to the colours.

The colours stay resilient over time, the picture needs to avoid overly direct sunlight and extreme heat with high humidity. 

Acrylics Pet Portraits

Acrylics are a water-soluble medium that works well on most surfaces including Canvas, wood, or paper. This fast, drying paint is waterproof and durable, giving plenty of scope to create different layers giving a more textured look. Acrylics can also give you a clean modern bright colour effect.

Oil Pet Portraits

This classic medium has a unique quality for the artist to be able to blend colours beautifully, creating a smooth effect, with its buttery consistency. This is achieved due to the slow drying process of the paint. These oil paintings produce a painterly richness to the quality of a picture.

If you do not have a clear idea of what medium you prefer for me to work in, do not be confused or concerned, I am here to help you and to guide your choice or make an informed decision for you.

Pricing Packages

Pastel portraits: Prices from a simple composition at £250.00-£495.00 depending on the picture’s composition excluding mounting, framing and pp. Size ranges: 8×12, 12×16,16×20, A4 or A3 inches. These pictures must have frames with glass/sturdy plexiglass to protect them, whereas, with acrylic and oil paintings on canvas, there is no necessity.   

Acrylics Portraits:4-5 weeks to complete from composition agreement.
From £275.00

Oil Portraits: When ordering an oil painting, there will be a slightly longer time needed for completion, due to the nature of the paint. 6-8 weeks to complete from composition agreement. From £295.00

What Our Happy Customers Have to Say

Hi Sarah, this is absolutely amazing. My parents gave it to me yesterday. I’ll admit to having already shed more than one tear over it. You captured him perfectly. Thank you. It’s taken prime place on my landing.


“The picture that Sarah did for us of an orangutan is an absolute masterpiece and it is one of our most treasured possessions. It is so beautifully and realistically done that it almost lives and breathes on the wall. Enter the room and you lock eyes with him! She is an artist of extraordinary talent who produces pictures that create their own spirit and change the atmosphere in whichever place they are displayed. We love her work and we know you will too..“

Tim & Sarah Collins

Sarah, I’m absolutely delighted with the pastel of my Cocker Spaniel Toby. You’re work is exquisite and you’ve captured his personality perfectly! I am genuinely in awe of your talents, a clever clever lady! Thank you so much