Whether a family dog, a beloved cat or something altogether less typical (cockerel, snake, penguin – all possible!) I seek to capture the personality of an animal in a spontaneous and playful style. I work in a variety of media including charcoal, watercolour, coloured pencil, chalk pastel, conte pencil, ink or graphite depending on the nature of the portrait and animal. I often stand to draw and paint on the floor which injects a movement and energy into my work.
My approach is to create an artistic interpretation of an animal rather than aspire to photo-accuracy (plenty of great artists are available for photo-realistic portraits, that’s just not me). On this basis I ask clients to provide a handful of photos then entrust me to create a piece of art based on their subject. My process for original pieces doesn’t include client-led alterations. In commissioning a portrait, clients are choosing to trust my creative eye and accept an artist’s interpretation of their pet.
If you’d like to commission an original drawing of your dog, cat or other animal, please email to check availability.
Prices are exclusive of shipping and are for a single animal. For an accurate cost of multiple animals, or for prices in other currencies including international shipping, please get in touch. I require a 50% deposit upfront. Full terms and conditions for portraits are here.
In addition to the options below, I am also available for mural painting, commercial illustration and other unusual commissions. Get in touch for a chat.