dog portraits by commission

Dog and Pet Portraits - Melanie & Nicholas

A very warm welcome to our Dog Portraits and Pet Portraits website! We are Melanie and Nicholas, husband and wife who paint and draw dogs, cats and horses for a living.

We work from our garden studio in the heart of the countryside in the UK with our Tibetan Terrier called Lily and 7 chickens.

I Melanie, specialise in graphite pencil dog portraits. Nicholas, specialises in traditionally hand painted dog portraits in oils. We hope you enjoy looking around our website, you can find information about commissioning either one of us.

Perhaps the best place to start is on our dog portrait prices page, followed by our commissioning information page.

You are more than welcome to email if you have any questions!

dog portraits


Oil paintings & Pencil drawing Gallery

Oil Painting Gallery by Nicholas Beall

Oil Paintings by Nicholas Beall

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!

Pet Portraits in Pencil Gallery by Melanie Phillips

Pencil drawings by Melanie Phillips

I 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 a dog portrait

If you you never commissioned a dog portrait before, why not follow one of our a live commissions. It explains the process from the first email with our client, the photos, design of the portrait and artwork, right through to chhosing a frame and seeing how we packing the portraits. Commission 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 & 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.


hand painted traditional oil paintings

This is amazing painting was created by Nicholas at 50 x 25 inches. It is of our clients 7 dogs she has had thought her life. She wanted the portrait of all of her dogs line sup in a row and Nicholas has very celverly acheived this. He even worked from old black and white photos too. Why not hop on over to our up close gallery to see more of our artwork in detail! Detail Gallery »

traditionally painted portraits

Dog Portrait Prices & Information

Want to know how much our portraits cost? Either a pencil drawing or an oil painting? Which ever you would like us to create for you, our information and pricing page is a must see. There is a comprehensive pricing and sizing table along with a full overview of the oil painting and pencil drawing options, including engraved plaque and beautiful bespoke frames.

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 our customers, to help create them a one of a kind piece of artwork.

If you are looking for a bespoke quote, or any advice on our service, you are more than welcome to telephone our studio or email us at any time. We are usually in the studio Monday to Friday usual working hours. Prices »

Dog Portraits Prices


Bespoke Framing for your Dog Portraits

If you are looking to complete your package by having either of our two luxury quality framers frame your portrait, just let us know. We can chat to you and find out what your requirements are, we can even match mouldings that you already have in your home. Why not peruse our framing gallery and view our frame choice page to see more photos. Framing Gallery »


Dog Portraits and Pet Portraits Bespoke framing


See your Dog Portrait develop on our blog

Both Nicholas and myself take in progress photographs of our dog portraits as they develop here in our studio.

Clients can watch their painting or drawing come to life during each stage of the painting progress. Sometimes we even take video of our work so you can see it in a more three dimensional way. You can also here me chatter on the video explaining what we are doing at that stage! Clients love this - especially our US based clients as they like to hear my English accent!!

Each stage is shown on our blog so that your friends and family never miss a stage. You can even share to your Facebook and Instagram pages.

Visit our On The Easel blog or subscribe at the bottom of our website to receive a weekly collation of our posts. On The Easel Blog »

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. View 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 situated in our rural wooded garden.

Dog Portraits Studio


Send us an Email!

Visit our contact page or email us direct we would love to hear from you and even more - we want to hear all about your dog!