Beautiful Dog Portraits professionally & meticulously hand painted by dog portraits artist Penny Richardson
Commission Enquires: 07884 198748
Dog Portrait of Cocker Spaniel Ruddles Testimony
Apologies for the delay in contacting you to thank you so much for Ruddles portrait.
You have (as you did with our labrador in 1994) captured him exactly.
I love it.
Many many thanks.
Dog Portrait of German Shepherd Alfie Testimony
Many thanks for the beautiful portrait that your incredible talent produced of our beloved pet Alfie.
His expression in the portrait is so like him.
Our thanks also to John for his excellent framing and packing skills.
Finally, our grateful thanks to you both for a very professional work of art.
Beryl & Tony Bailey
Dog Portrait of Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Ernie Testimony
Dear Penny and John
We wanted to say a big, big thank you for our portrait of Ernie.
We still have to do a double take just to make sure you didn’t put the wonderful photo of him you took in there by mistake!
It is in pride of place and we absolutely love it. We also appreciate the detail that John went into choosing the frame to match our existing one.
With our thanks and very best wishes for 2013.
Jane & John McKinney
COMMISSIONING DOG PORTRAITS
Would like to commission me to paint a dog portrait for you?
Please telephone me on 07884 198748 or email your favourite dog photos to me with any ideas you might have regarding the portrait you would like.
Email your Photo’s to us…
I will then look at your specific requirements and either discuss by phone or send you an email with a written quotation which will be tailored to your request.
A deposit of £50.00 is required before starting dog portraits painting.
The remaining balance is to be paid before the painting is posted.
We are located between the market towns of Stamford in Lincolnshire and Oakham in Rutland in the East Midlands. This is one mile from Rutland Water.
Do you have decent photographs of your dog?
We can photograph your dog for you. You can either bring your dog to us at Exton for a photo shoot, or alternatively, we can travel to your location, providing it is within a 50 mile radius from the town of Oakham in Rutland.
Photographing your dog is free of charge, providing you are local to us and within a 20 mile radius from the town of Oakham in Rutland. There is a small fee for travel if we come to your location 20-50 miles from the town of Oakham in Rutland.
PLEASE NOTE: Photographs taken by us are the copyright of John Richardson and are only available for sale 14 days after the commission is completed and payment for the portrait has been made in full.
Helpful tips for taking your own photos
Try to kneel down so that you are at eye level with your animal- not too close as this can distort the angle of view. Alternatively, place your animal on a bench or wall, this will insure the correct perspective. (Try to do this with a helper).
The helper needs to stand a little way behind the photographer and make noises using a squeaky toy or by calling. (A biscuit can encourage an expression).
DO NOT take a photo from above your animal looking down at it, as the size of the head and nose will be exaggerated in proportion to the feet.
Alterations to the dog portrait, if needed
Once your dog portraits are at a stage for viewing, we will scan and send a proof via email for your approval.
As a result, if alterations are necessary I will make the adjustments to the painting and send further proofs until your dog portrait is as you like it.
Completion, Framing & Postage of Portrait
A bespoke framing service
is available if required. The painting will be packaged and posted to you via Parcel Force 24 or 48 recorded delivery.
Alternatively, you are welcome to personally collect your painting from my Art Gallery at Exton in Rutland.
Limited Edition Prints
Finally, Limited Edition Prints framed or unframed will be available of your dog portraits, please ask for prices if interested.
They are printed on professional quality Velvet Fine Art Paper. Therefore, the prints have the look and feel of the original to share with your family and friends.