Professional Pet Portrait Painters
Updated: 03 Mar 2021
If you are looking for a professional pet artist to paint your beloved pet, or to produce a tribute to a cherished pet who passed on, look no further.
Below is a list I hand-picked for skillful, experienced artists who master realistic pet portrait commission painting (and drawing).
Based in the UK, Molly Moira is an outstanding artist with a great love for pet drawing.
Her tools of the trade are colored pencils, though she draws with graphite pencils too.
Molly takes commission orders for any type of pet or animal.
In addition, she offers gift vouchers.
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Naomi Jenkin is a professional pet portrait painter based in Cornwall, UK.
Her passion for art combined with her love for animals, produces amazing, realistic portraits.
Naomi uses high quality pastels, and acid free paper sheets, to create her stunning paintings.
She has produced commissions for clients all over the UK and as far away as Australia.
As a professional artist, Naomi works closely with her clients to ensure their pet portrait is finished to perfection.
Besides pastel pet portraits, she paints beautiful seascapes with oil paints.
Based in the UK, A master of her craft, Amanda Drage's pet portraits are highly sought after.
This leads, sometimes, to a long waiting list, which is well worth the wait.
She paints dogs, cats, horses, birds and other realistic pet portraits.
Amanda uses high quality materials, mainly painting in pastels.
Her website is abundant with dog portrait images from a diversity of dog breeds.
Another pastel specialist, Ali Bannister is a gifted pet portrait painter, based in the UK.
She has a long list of satisfied commission customers, including Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach, Bond girl.
Ali is an expert in producing paintings where the viewer is conscious only of the subject, not of any artistic style.
Ali paints dogs, cats, horses and other pet portraits.
In addition to pastels, Ali produces beautiful, detailed pencil drawings for pet portraits.
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Caroline Van Wyke
Caroline Van Wyke is a pet portrait painter with a unique style.
Originally from the UK, she now lives and works in France.
Caroline uses watercolor pencils, acrylic, oil paint and watercolor.
Her style is very painterly yet realistic.
Caroline paints pets, people and other subjects like book illustration and artwork.
Located in the UK, with a career spanning over thirty years, Jane Booth has painted numerous highly detailed pet portraits for her clients.
She paints in a super realistic style with oil paints.
Be it a wild or domestic animal, bird or person, Jane strives to capture both the likeness and the character of the sitter.
In addition to pet portrait painting, Jane paints pets and their owner.
When and where needed, landscape is part of Jane's amazing paintings.
Marion Tubiana is both a skilled pet portrait painter and a wildlife photographer, located in France.
She paints with pastel pencils.
Marion paints realistic portraits for dogs, cats and horses.
Her aim is to deliver the pet emotion. She does that focusing on details, especially the eyes and with artistry use of light.
Besides pet portraits, Marion paints original wildlife paintings and offers unique calendars for horses and wildlife animals.
Donna is a talented and experienced pet artist, located in the UK.
She paints pet portraits commissions for dogs, cats and other pets.
Her tools of the trade are colored pencils.
She uses high quality artist materials to ensure that her clients cherish each pet portrait painting for years to come.
Donna paints realistic pet portraits in most cases.
For those who prefer a more contemporary or stylized art, she offers pop art and impressionist style paintings.
An example of a beautiful dogs portrait in a painterly style:
Melanie & Nicholas
Melanie & Nicholas are two professional pet portrait commission artists and a married couple, based in the UK.
Nicholas Beall is an oil painter who master dogs, cats and horses portrait painting.
With more than 20 years of accepting commissions, and many returning customers, both Melanie and Nicholas are experienced with their craft and with providing top quality service.
Melanie Phillips is an accomplished artist. Her mastery is pencil drawing.
Melanie offers dogs, cats and horses portrait commissions.
For Melanie & Nicholas to portray a pet, one can email them the pet's photo.
UK residents can bring their pet to their studio for photos, free of charge.
As well as gorgeous pet portraits, Melanie & Nicholas offer framed portrait paintings by request.
Based in Bulgaria, with a record of 100% client satisfaction, Rachel Stribbling is a brilliant pet portrait artist.
Rachel is super committed for each commission painting, and she offers free delivery worldwide.
Her tools of the trade are oil paints on canvas.
Rachel paints realistic portraits for dogs, cats and horses.
Besides her amazing pet portrait paintings, Rachel paints stunning wildlife oil paintings.
Sema Martin is a dedicated, professional, pet portrait artist.
She is located in Wales, UK, and she uses high-quality colored pencils & paper for her realistic portraits.
Sema paints mainly cat and dog portraits, and she is happy to take international commissions.
In her website, one can find plenty testimonials from satisfied customers.
These professional and experienced painters will be happy to take international pet portrait commissions with the utmost respect and sensitivity for the pets and their owners.
In their website, they offer guides for sending proper images, testimonials, rates and shipping details.
For additional talented and inspiring artists, check out these fine art painters, who master realistic painting.
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