Prices and info

Prices and information for animal portraits 2024

I have many years of experience with commissions of pets from dogs and cats to horses ,birds and wildlife. All are completed in lightfast artist quality pastels on Pastelmat paper which will last many lifetimes if kept away from direct heat/sun/damp. The prices below are for pet portraits only.
Wildlife commissions will be priced individually.

They are supplied with a double mount of approx. 5 cms/2” all round , which is included in the price, but will need to be framed behind glass to protect the chalk like quality of the pastels. Framing is extra or can be done by yourselves.

Approximate framing prices are listed below but do depend on the type, material and colour of the frame.

If you would like to commission me to do a portrait of your pet, please think about whether you would like a head and shoulders portrait or the full body. Most people choose the head and shoulders only, as the eyes are the most expressive part of the animal.

If you wish to take photos yourself, it is best to do so in natural daylight outside at the animal’s eye level to avoid distorting their features. Do not stand above them as it makes the head large and the body smaller as it recedes. If you have a favourite photo that was taken indoors please try to back it up with additional photos showing the true colour of eyes and their coat.

Please try to take the photos with the highest resolution possible on your camera or, if you are using a phone camera, don’t zoom in too much as the image becomes fuzzy when enlarged., and can distort. You can email me digital photos. Remember that what looks good on a small phone screen doesn’t always translate well to a larger portrait and the more detail shown in the photo, the better the pastel portrait will be.

Depending on the volume of work I have , your commission should take 2-4 weeks to complete from the time I have the photographic reference.
Please note:  a 50% deposit is required with your order, once it has been accepted.

A white or plain colour background will be used but if you would like a scenic background this will cost from £40 more depending on the detail required.


SIZE                                                           PRICE                                           FRAME
(artwork only)                          (unframed inc.mount)              ( price approx.)
A4 / 20x30cms/  12″x8″                 £200                                       £40 extra
A3 /30×40 cms/ 16″x12″                £260                                    £45 extra
A2 /40x50cms/20″x16″                 £320                                       £50+ extra


Two heads A3                    £350
Three heads A3                 £450
Two Heads A2                    £475
Three heads A2                 £550