Animal Portraits


“Customers commission me to produce portraits because they know I go the extra mile, and deliver something really special!”

When you commission a portrait from me, you are buying so much more than just a painting!

I personally take time getting to know your animal, photographing them and consulting with you on what exactly makes your animal so special and unique. So by the time I come to actually doing the painting, I have a really good understanding of the character I’m about to begin capturing.
And… you are not just buying a beautiful, framed portrait. I also select and edit the best of the photos, then have them printed for you as a wonderful, bound book.
And…I have your commissioned portrait professionally scanned at a high resolution and printed for you as luxury quality greetings cards.

When you commission me to produce a portrait for you, you are not just buying a bespoke, collectable piece of artwork. You are buying a whole experience and package!

  • Make an Enquiry

    Contact Jo for a chat about your requirements by clicking on ‘Make an Enquiry’ or by phoning 015394 41433.  Indicative pricing for your commission can be found here.

  • Photoshoot

    Creating a story of your animal! I always meet and photograph subjects myself. Usually at the animal’s home. Often the most natural photos are taken in the animals own home where they are relaxed and totally at ease with their environment. This also means other animals or family pets, favourite toys, view points, farm or garden features etc can be included in the photoshoot if you wish. Even favourite walks or rides! All these things add up to telling the ‘story of your animal’.

    After the photoshoot, we’ll look through the results together to choose an image from which I’ll paint the final picture. We will also decide which photos are going to make it into the album. By this time, I’ll have a really good idea of the character and personality of the subject I’m about to paint, which makes the final result so much more personal and true to life!

    Finally we’ll discuss your framing preferences and expected timings for completion.

    This whole process usually takes between 4 – 6 hrs. Photoshoots require a £50 deposit, paid on the day.


  • Portrait Creation

    Your photos are edited, compiled then sent away to be printed professionally as a beautiful, bound, hardbacked book.

    Your portrait is drawn and painted. I will email you progress pictures as the commission progresses. The exciting bit!

    Once finished and approved, your portrait will be scanned and saved in high resolution, digital format. This then enables me to produce the new commission as luxury quality greetings cards for you. It also means you can request prints of your commission for family and friends if you wish.

    The timings for all this will vary, depending on the length of my waiting list. I will be able to give you a better idea when you book your commission.

  • Delivery

    When your whole portrait package is ready: framed painting, photo album, greetings card pack, then I’ll ring you to arrange a suitable delivery date before booking it with my courier.

Phone Jo on 015394 41433

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