Pet Portrait Gifts

"Alfie looks brilliant thank you so much, the painting is a present and I am really looking forwards to giving Alfie's portrait as I am know they will love it."












To create a pet portrait from a photo, they need to be clear.

It is useful to see the colour of the pets' eyes with high quality and resolution photographs – the more detail the better. I can help you choose or recommend photographs if needed.

Example photo

Frenchie in dog bed


All commissions are unframed. I can offer help with framing if needed; please let me know at time of enquiry.


I can update you along the way, as I create your pet portrait gift for you.


Drying times can vary depending on time of year. If you want something ordered for a specific date, please let me know in advance to ensure the portrait dries and I have time to carry out the commission.


Currently I only carry out work in oil paints.


As oil paintings can be time consuming, I do require a 50% deposit for all commissions. Shipping costs will vary dependent on size of portrait board, calculated at enquiry.










12" x 10" - 305mm x 254mm




14" x 10" - 356mm x 254mm




16" x 12" - 406mm x 305mm




20" x 16" - 508mm x 406mm





Starting prices are from £380 for a small canvas board, basic single pet portrait gift with a plain background colour. Paintings with two pets will have a more detailed background, although this can be added to all portraits if required. These prices are all on canvas boards - box canvas on quotation is available. Larger sizes can be discussed and are subject to quotation.

All paintings come with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.





How long have you been creating pet portraits?

I have been creating pet portraits from photos for over 20 years.

How long does it usually take to complete a portrait?

Drying times can vary depending on time of year, usually 4-6 weeks depending on size and detail of the portrait. This is not guaranteed due to drying times.

What format do my photographs need to be in?

High quality and resolution JPEGs, which have the .jpg file extension.

Do you offer rush services for urgent requests?

Please do ask at time of enquiry if needed to a specific deadline, I will do my best to adhere but as much notice of deadlines as possible is best.

Can I request specific poses or backgrounds for my pet portrait?

Yes – you can have the background of the image taken or an alternative solid colour.

Are there any limitations on the types of pets you can portray?

No limitations, all pets welcome! They don't have to be furry.

Are there different pricing tiers based on size or complexity?

Ye. Look through the table above or contact me if you have something else in mind and I will calculate this based on the commission.

How do you prefer to communicate with clients during the portrait creation process?

Initial consultation and commission will be via a phone call. Email is preferable throughout the process for updates but calls can be scheduled if needed.

Will I receive updates or previews of the portrait as it progresses?

Happy to keep you updated on the progress, these will be via email.

How do you handle shipping and delivery of the finished portrait?

I will be using Royal Mail or Parcel Force to deliver your pet portrait gift! Prices dependent upon address and location.

How is the portrait packaged to ensure it arrives safely?

All commissions are tracked, and protectively wrapped in bubble wrap and box.

Additional terms and conditions:

On agreement of the painting to be commissioned a 50% non-refundable charge is payable. Full payment on completion of the painting when customer is in agreement with the final painting and all parties are happy.

Full payment is required prior to the painting being sent for delivery.

Regarding the purchases, any issues with the customer not liking the final painting on receipt after the painting has been completed, approved by the customer and delivered, the painting would need to be returned and a 50% charge would be incurred, a refund of 50% on return of the painting in perfect condition only or full price will be charged to the customer.

Damage in transit: Proof of the damage would be required and the painting returned for a refund at receipt of the original painting.

Until the customer is in receipt of the painting the painting remains the property of the artist - Painting Memories.

All paintings come with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.