Most dog lovers will agree that dogs are like better versions of humans, but with furrier coats and waggy tails. They radiate vast quantities of genuine character and personality, are fiercely loyal, and give us lots of unconditional love. Commonly referred to as our best friend, it isn’t surprising that dog portraits are by far and away my most commissioned painting.
"The most important thing is getting the look that you see in your dog as well as capturing the likeness."
A simple process for commissioning a dog portrait
A meeting with you and your dog to see their unique personality and to take lots of photos. If a meeting isn’t possible I can work from your high quality photos.
Agreement on dog portrait composition, medium (choose from either gouache or acrylic), size of board or canvas, timescale and overall fee.
A dog portrait takes about 1 week to complete. I’ll email a photo for your approval, and can make minor adjustments if required.
Apart from canvas commissions, all portraits come with a card mount. I also offer an optional framing service.
We can arrange to meet at my studio or at your home. Deliveries are also possible for long distance commissions.
Commissioning a dog portrait is straight forward. I can help guide you through all your options so that you have the perfect portrait of your beloved dog to treasure forever.
Recent dog portrait commissions
I am a very keen dog portrait artist because these wonderful animals make such fabulous subjects. These are a small selection of recent dog portraits, and you can browse a larger collection within my animal portraits portfolio.
Do you want to discuss a dog portrait?
I would be delighted to talk with you about a new dog portrait and answer any questions or queries you have about any part of the process. Please call me on 01295 268516.