Dog portraits are a great way to pay tribute to our best friends. Dogs occupy a very special place in our households – and in our hearts.
Commissioning a dog portrait is a great way to capture the character of your dog in their prime or to show their cheeky fluffiness as a puppy. It can also be a lovely way to pay tribute to older dogs or to remember the dogs that are no longer with us.
How does it work?
I work from photographs so as long as long as you have a good quality digital photograph I can create your portrait.
It’s easy to commission a dog portrait. Simply complete the commission form and send me the photograph you would like me to work from. It’s also helpful to send a few extra photos so I can get a better idea of their character.
A deposit of just £20 secures your place in my order book. A payment of half the total balance is payable when the composition is agreed and the final payment is due upon completion.
Why commission a pet portrait?
For many of us, our dogs are more than just pets; they are important members of the family. I love hearing the stories of why people choose to have their dog painted.
Some simply want a beautiful painting of their beloved dog. Others have an emotional story to tell. I have heard stories of how dogs have helped people overcome mental illness, or how they have been important companions during difficult times. Whatever the reason, a dog portrait is a great way to pay tribute to our four-legged friends.
Many people choose to have a dog portrait commissioned as a gift for a loved one’s birthday or for Christmas. Please make sure you place your order a couple of months in advance if possible as my order book gets filled up quite quickly – especially in the run-up to Christmas.
Dog photography tips
Photography with dogs can be fun if it’s made into a game and if you have lots of treats handy!
Try getting down to eye level so you are not looking down at them when taking the photograph and make sure your dog fills the frame so that maximum detail is captured.
Read how others have reacted to their pet portraits.
Laura skilfully guided me through the “trauma” of getting Marnie’s photo and then choosing the right one. As she shared each days progress, her tremendous skill was revealed. She has produced a fantastic piece of art, capturing the essence of Marnie. A portrait which will have pride of place and will be treasured, thank you.