dog portraits by commission

Dog and Pet Portraits by Melanie & Nicholas

A warm welcome to our Dog Portraits and Pet Portraits website! My name is Melanie and I am a professional dog portraits artists and I specialise in graphite pencil dog portraits. I work along side my husband Nicholas Beall who specialises in traditionally hand painted dog portraits in Oils.

Oil Painting Gallery by Nicholas Beall
Pet Portraits in Pencil Gallery by Melanie Phillips

Our traditionally hand painted dog portraits gallery features a selection of recent dog portrait commissions that Nicholas has painted. Everyone who views Nicholas' artwork are in awe, you wont be disappointed! I, Melanie, create all of the dog portraits in pencil, visit my pencil gallery where you can view a selection of my drawings. Working from your photos, I capture your dogs unique personality and character.


Commissioning Process

If you are new to the commissioning process, why not follow one of our a live commissions. From the initial contact with our client, the reference photos, mock up and artwork, all the way through to the framing and packing of the portrait. Commissioning Process »

dog portrait process


Dog Portraits Testimonials

Pattie from Hawaii commissioned an oil painting of the beautiful English Bull Dog Remington, who had sadly passed away far to early in his life. Pattie and her husband wanted a portrait to bring home Remi and all of the wonderful memories they had with him. Pattie very kindly had some photos taken when the painting of Remi arrived, one of which you can see below. We have received many wonderful testimonials and photos from our clients when they received their dog portraits. Take a look at more of them on our dog portraits testimonials page »

dog portrait testimonials
Aloha Melanie and Nicholas,
You have captured his essence, his spirit, and most importantly his noble character.Thank you so much…..(my key board is wet now….) Happy Tears. Can’t wait to have him home! Much Love to you both.


The Latest Oil Painting - Gypsy

Here is one of the recent oil painting to come off of Nichlolas' easel. It is a beautiful portrait of Gypsy. The video is narrated, filmed and put together by myself Melanie. You can view lots more of our videos over on our videos page.


Dog Portrait Prices and Information

Dog Portraits Prices

If you are thinking about commissioning either myself, Melanie, for a pencil portrait of your dog, or maybe you would prefer an oil painting by Nicholas. Which ever you would like us to create for you, , one of the areas of our website you might like to look at is our pricing and information page. It gives a full overview of the pencil drawing prices, oil painting prices and framing options.

We create all of our portraits bespoke for each client so quite often the sizes differ to the clients requirements. We are often asked to paint or draw to a specific size they would like to display the artwork in their home. We are always more than happy to work with clients, to help create them a one of a kind piece of artwork.

If you would like a specific quote, or would like any advice on our service, you are more than welcome to telephone our studio or email us at any time.Prices »


Bespoke Framing for your Dog Portraits

We have used some beautiful frames for our Dog Portraits and Pet Portraits, we work along side two companies who make all of our traditional and swept and moulded frames bespoke. These are absolutely stunning and will add a wow factor to any painting. If you are looking for something special to go with your painting, we can provide this for you. To see more photos of our framed portraits take a look around our Framing Gallery.


Dog Portraits and Pet Portraits Bespoke framing


Watch your Dog Portrait come to life On The Easel

On The Easel houses all of our in progress photos of our dog portraits being traditionally hand painted as they happen. Clients can watch their painting come to life as we take photos at each stage of the painting progress so that you can watch your dog portrait truly come to life from the comfort of your chair. Each stage is shown online so that you and your family can feel part of the process and the creation of your very own unique piece of artwork. Comment at any time or share the posts with friends and family on Facebook. Pop over to see what we have posted today On The Easel or subscribe below to get a weekly roundup.

Dog Portraits and Pet Portraits in progress


Dog Portraits Gift Vouchers

If you are running out of time before a specific date to have a painting or drawing created - or don’t want to ruin the surprise by asking for photos, then our gift voucher service might be perfect for you. Our dog portraits gift vouchers are created bespoke to each client and are emailed either to yourself or to the recipient. You can print them and present them in any way you wish. This is great if the gift is being purchased by a group of people as the elements can be printed and added to a thank you card or leaving card that everyone has singed. Find out more Dog Portraits Gift Vouchers »

Dog Portraits Gift Vouchers


Would you like to see our studio?

Visit our studio and materials page to see what goes into create your dog portrait. View our materials and see photos of where we work in our lovely art studio in our woodland garden.

Dog Portraits Studio


Send us an Email!

Visit our contact page or email us direct and we will reply as soon as possible. We would love to see photos of your dog, tell us about them and any funny stories about them, along with your ideas for a portrait!