dog portraits by commission

Dog Portraits Commissions by Melanie & Nicholas

Welcome to our Dog Portraits Commissions website! We are Melanie and Nicholas, husband and wife who have been painting and drawing dog portraits professionally for over 20 years. We work from a wonderful garden studio in the heart of the countryside in Wales, UK with our Tibetan Terrier dog called Lily and our chickens. We absolutly love portraying dog portraits for our cleints every day, it is the best job in the world. When we receive emails from cleints like this from december 2017 - "Thank you so much for the timely updates! You have been so great to work with and I am so excited to see the portraits" It really makes our day! We are very much looking forward to working with you and creating a dog portrait for you in the coming weeks and months! Email us at any time!

Dog Portraits in Oil & Pencil

I Melanie, create all of the dog portraits in pencil, visit my pencil gallery where you can view a selection of my dog drawings. Nicholas, specialises traditionally hand painted oil paintings, visit his oil portraits gallery which features a selection of his recent dog portrait commissions. We hiope you enjoy viewing our dog portraits galleries and you are more than welcome to email if you have any questions!


Prices & Commission Info

If this is your first time commissioning a dog portrait, you might want to visit our dog portraits prices page. You can also follow the Live Commission page too, which follows a previous dog portrait commission from the first email with our client, the photos, design of the artwork, right through to choosing a frame and seeing how we pack the portraits. The dog painting below was completed in 2017 and is of a gorgeous dog called Marley. You can see him in the our oil Dog Oil Pet Portraits Gallery.

dog portrait process


On the Easel & Testimonials

We take photographs of our dog portraits as they develop, here in our studio and post them on our - On The Easel Blog. Each stage is shown so that you and your friends and family never miss a stage of the portraits process. Jennifer recently commissioned a surprise dog painting of Lance for her fiancé. You can see this and other paintings on our On The Easel Blog and also see photos of Jennifer and Bob in the Client Testimonials.

On The Easel Blog

on the easel blog

View your dog portraits development on our On the Easel Blog as we post photos and video of the artwork in stages. You can listen to me on the video explaining the process too. Clients love this - especially our USA clients as they like to hear my English accent! Visit our On The Easel Blog »

dog portrait testimonials


Jennifer (USA) asked Nicholas to paint their gorgeous Entlebucher called Lance as a wedding gift for her fiancé Bob. Jennifer emailed us this superb photo of them both with the framed portrait, still all packed up, on their rehearsal dinner. Read more from clients and see photos - Testimonials »



Detailed gallery

This beautiful dog painting was created by Nicholas for a returning client in Scotland. It is a dachshund called Lilly and Nicholas is just adding the final fur detail in the photo below. We love taking photos of our paintings up close, not only when the portraits are completed but during the process too. This allows our clients to really see the product we are creating for them. Why not head over to the Up Close Gallery to see more artwork in detail! Detail Gallery »

traditionally painted dog portraits


Melanie & Nicholas

Melanie Phillips

Find out about Melanie Phillips

I'm Melanie! I am the one who creates this website so the text is written from my perspective. I chat about Nicholas and his work. If you would like to find out more about me..Read More »

Nicholas Beall

Find out about Nicholas Beall

Tmy name is Nicholas and I create all of theoil paintings you see here on our wesbite. You can visit my about me page, see photos and read a little about my background...Read More »


Dog Portraits Framed

If you are looking to complete your dog portrait with one of our hand made bespoke frames, just let us know. Our framers have access to an abundance of beautiful mouldings which will work with your paintinga nd your home decor. We can even match frames that you already have in your home. We can also provide engraved plaques too made bespoke for each client. Why not have a look at the framing gallery and engraved plaques gallery to give you inspiration and see which frame you might choose. Framing Gallery »

Dog Portraits and Pet Portraits Bespoke framing


Gift a Portrait and our studio

If you are running out of time before a specific date to have a dog painting or drawing created - or don’t want to ruin the surprise by asking for photos, then our Gift a Portrait service might be perfect for you. Very similar to a traditional gift voucher, with a differnce! Its unique for our dog portraits! Head on over to our Gift A Portraits page to find out more. You can also vsit our studio and materials page to see what goes into creating a dog portrait too.

Dog Portraits Gift Vouchers

Gift A Portrait

Find out more about our Gift a Portrait service if you are running out of time to commission a portrait from us. Pet Portraits Gift a Portrait »

Dog Portraits Studio

Our Studio

Find out where we create our dog portraits in pencil and oil. See our easels and drawing desk and find out more about us and where we work. Our Studio »



Hello Melanie & Nicholas!
I just wanted to update you on 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! I'll send more pics when we put it up on display.


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