Custom Portraits

These pieces are finely detailed using watercolour pencil on 160g/m2 acid free Daler Rowney Ingres pastel paper, dry mounted onto backing board. Each hair is individually drawn, giving the picture a realistic finish.


The medium is water soluble and pencil detail may smudge if not handled carefully. To keep it looking its best, please display out of direct sunlight.


I aim to complete the portrait within 4-8 weeks depending on how many commissions I have at the time. I will give you an estimated timescale before you place your order. If you need the work completing for a particular deadline, please let me know in advance so I can do my very best to accomodate you :-)


A single or double bevel cut acid free mat can be provided at a small extra cost if required.


Your artwork will arrive with a sheet 'About the Artist' ready for you to frame, or give as a special gift.



My requirements



I need at least one very good quality, high resolution, close up photograph of your pet, preferably in natural light The better the photo, the closer the likeness. Feel free to email me a selection so I can advise you  which are suitable.


Photography tips


Try to use natural light outdoors, preferably on an overcast day. Full sun and artificial flash create heavy shadows which can obscure some important detail.


Get as close in as you can, especially for head and shoulder shots, don’t worry about the background or the body unless you want these included.


Enlist the help of a friend or family member, they can attract the animals attention from behind the camera, resulting in an alert pose.


Kneel down to the animals eye level to capture as much of the face as possible rather than the top of their head. Or have fun with different angles to create a more  unusual portrait.


A three quarter angle rather than ‘head on’ or ‘side on’ often looks more appealing.




Highly detailed style



As all pieces are unique, please contact me for a no obligation quote.


To get an idea, prices start at around £90.00 for an unframed, full colour single head  portrait with no background, dry mounted onto board.


For a framed, double mounted, full colour triple head portrait with no background, prices start at around £250.00 depending on choice of frame*.


Sizes available are approximately:


210 x 148 mm - 8.3 x 5.8 in (A5)        

Suits a small single head study


297 x 210 mm - 11.7 x 8.3 in (A4)

Suits a medium single head or small double head study


406 x 305 mm - 16 x 12 in (A3)          

Suits a large double head or small triple head study


(The sizes are approximate as actual paper size may be larger to allow room for mounting and framing.)


Postage and Packaging


£5.00 to UK

£10.00 to other countries

*Framed portraits require individual quotes

Examples of photographs

Please kindly note - you are purchasing the original piece of work only, not the Copyright.

Thanks :-)

Huskies watercolour detailed pet portrait