As an animal lover, I really enjoy painting dog and cat portraits. For the past couple of years I have been offering a pet painting commission service, where clients can have their dog, cat, horse or any other pet painted in oils. I work from photographs to produce a likeness and I strive to capture the character and personality of each animal that I paint.
Painting an oil pet portrait takes me around 4 weeks from conception to completion. I take painting commissions that range in size from a small 30 x 25 cm panel which is easy to place in a standard sized frame. All the way up to 100 x 150 cm large sized portraits on stretched canvas. My paintings on stretched canvas may be left unframed if required. I paint the sides of the canvas to match the painting, giving the look of a gallery-wrapped canvas.
Here is a small display of some of my recent works, please note that the actual sizes and shapes of these pet portraits that are shown vary from 30 cm up to 150 cm, they have been cropped square to display in the grid.
'Alan the Cat'
50 x 50 cm Commission
Oils on canvas
'Good Morning and High'
Oil on canvas 70 x 60 cm SOLD
Portrait of Grace, the Scottish Deerhound