Welcome to our website. My name is Melanie and along with my husband Nicholas, we are professional artists creating dog portraits and pet portraits in oil and pencil. Nicholas and myself have been traditionally hand painting and drawing dogs for commission for over 22 years working from clients own photographs.
We provide a premium service, creating unique pieces of art for the discerning customer. We are also often praised for our professional and friendly service and have worked with a number of high profile clients. Commissions are always treated confidentially. We hope you enjoy viewing our website and above all, you are most welcome to email at any time.
If you would like us to arrange the whole package, from the initial concept right through to hand made bespoke frames and engraved plaques we can do this for you. I Melanie, create all of the dog portraits in pencil. Nicholas, specialises in the hand painted oil paintings. If this is your first time commissioning a dog portrait, you might want to visit our Live Commission page. It follows a previous dog portrait commission from start to completion. Also, we love taking photos of our paintings close up just like the Spaniel below. Visit our Detail Gallery to see more of our work in detail.
Visit our Dog Portraits and Pet Portraits Prices page if you would like to find out how much our oil paintings and pencil drawings cost. Our portraits are in demand and as a result both Nicholas and myself work to fairly long waiting lists. If you are looking to give a portrait as a gift you might like to think about having a voucher. Visit our Gift Voucher page to find out more. We also share photos of our Art Studio and Art Materials. Clients can see where and how we create our dog portraits. Visit our 2018 Latest Portraits gallery to see our oil paintings and pencil drawings from this year so far.
Hello Melanie & Nicholas!
I just wanted to update you on Lance...it was a hit! I gave the dog portrait to Bob at our rehearsal dinner last Friday and to say the least, there were tears because he was so happy and emotional.
Thank you so much for helping to make our big day special!
View Nicholas' latest oil paintings below in our quick view gallery. If you would like to see lots more paintings showing stages, reference photos and stories behind the commissions, visit our Dog Portraits and Pet Portraits Oil Gallery.
Here are a handful of my dog portraits pencil drawings completed and photographed just prior to packing and sending to my clients. If you would like to see more of my pencil drawings, take a look at them on my Pencil Drawings Gallery.
We have recently completed a dog portrait of two Golden Retrievers for clients in the USA. Below is a snippet of a testimonial from our client Nicole. You can follow the full review about Nicole's experiences in working with us, plus see the portrait in its entirety on their website. Traditional Fine Art Pet Portrait.
......Going into this process felt a bit overwhelming. Starting from scratch and trying to find someone who could give us what we wanted seemed like an impossible task at first.
I saw so many dog portraits online that were a little too impressionistic, or seemed to not accurately represent the animal they portrayed. I dreaded sending off pictures to an artist and getting back an expensive painting that looked nothing like my dogsters.
The reality of the process with Melanie and Nicholas was a dream. They were so careful, thoughtful, and responsive along the way. They worked hard to make sure that we knew what we were getting and were going to be happy with it. They collaborated with us on the source material and allowed us to track each step of the creation once it began. There was no opportunity for unwelcome surprises given the diligence of their process.
We are so happy with our choice. We wanted the best and that’s what we got with this team......