Send me an e-mail with a bit about the pet you’d like me to paint, along with any ideas you might have for the portrait, and whether you’d like your portrait to be painted or drawn in pencil.
Include a few photos with your first e-mail. Usually at least 5 or 6 photos is a good start but you’re welcome to send as many as you like. It’s important to send good photos - I've written a handy guide about what photos work best for pet portraits, click here to have a look.
We'll decide on a size and discuss what you're looking for, then I'll book you a slot in my diary. Payment of 50% of the total cost is due at this stage to secure the commission (with the other 50% due once the portrait is finished).
I'll start with lots of sketches, and I'll figure out what I think will work best for the portrait. I’ll e-mail you a couple of detailed sketches, and together we'll decide which will work best.
The finished piece is then created, and when it's done I'll e-mail you a photo. You’ll have the opportunity for small changes to be made if needed. When you are totally happy, the final payment is due & we'll arrange postage, and that's it!
If you'd like to see a more detailed breakdown of how I create my pet portraits, read my blog post about my process (complete with photos!).
There is usually a waiting list of about 2-4 weeks. If you do need something in a hurry just ask, and I’ll do my best to accommodate you. Orders for Christmas pet portraits should be ordered well in advance (starting from September).
"My friend absolutely loved the painting of Hugo - almost all of us ended up in tears when she got it! I honestly don't think I could have got more of a special gift."
For one pet
A5 size (14 x 21 cm): £80
A4 size (21 x 29 cm): £125
A3 size (29 x 42 cm): £175
Small square (20 x 20 cm): £100
Large Square (28 x 28 cm): £150
For two pets (in one painting)
A4 size (21 x 29 cm): £160
A3 size (29 x 42 cm): £225
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For one pet
A5 size (14 x 21 cm): £45
Small square (20x20cm): £55
A4 size (21 x 29 cm): £65
For two pets (in one drawing)
A4 size (21 x 29 cm): £95
All prices include Royal Mail special delivery within the UK. International delivery depends on where you are and the size of the artwork. Costs start at £6.00.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive - just get in touch if you had something else in mind. Backgrounds are considered as well, and are usually quite minimal. All portraits are created on professional quality smooth 300gsm watercolour paper, with professional quality gouache paint, or graphite pencil.
"Fiona gave outstanding service throughout the whole process, she captured the personality of both of my dogs perfectly. I am a big fan of the medium that she uses, and I thought all of my notes and photos would be overwhelming but Fiona took everything in her stride. 10 out of 10 - I can’t thank her enough."