fine art dog pet portraits by commission
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 24 years working from clients own photographs. We provide a premium service, creating unique pieces of art for the discerning customer. We are praised for our professional and friendly service and have worked with a number of high profile clients worldwide. Commissions are always treated confidentially and you are more then welcome to contact us at any time if you have any questions.
Nicholas, specializes in the hand painted oil paintings and you can see his full gallery of previous commissions by clicking on the painting below.
I Melanie, create all of the dog portraits in pencil and if you would like to view my gallery you can click on the drawing below. I also have a dedicated website for my pencil drawings which you can access from my pencil drawing gallery page too.
View our dog portraits in more detail in our close up gallery. See the paintings and drawings in all of their glory, often with our hands pencils and brushes on the artwork to show the scale of the piece.
If you would like us to arrange the whole package, from the initial concept right through to handmade bespoke frames and engraved plaques we can do this for you. Have a look at the beautiful frame below which fits Lottie's painting beautifully. Its one of our favorite frames.
Our clients have been so kind over the years in taking photos of themselves with their oil paintings and pencil drawings. Often with their pets too. If you would like to see more photos and read about our happy clients, visit our dog portraits testimonials page.
If you would like to find out more about us and see where we work, head on over to our about us section. Our studio is located at the bottom of our beautiful woodland garden as you can see below. See it in more detail and inside on our Studio & Materials page. You can also read about me, Melanie and also find more out about Nicholas too.
If you are interested in commissioning a portrait, you are more than welcome to email at anytime. We are looking forward to working with you and seeing photos of your dog soon!
Testimonials.....Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
....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......