Commissioned Pet Portraits by professional Pet Artist Penny Richardson.
I have over 30 years’ experience as a pet artist. I create beautiful Pet Portraits from photos hand painted of your favourite pets and animals.
I works in a variety of painting mediums that include gouache watercolour, soft pastel, acrylic and oil. These enable me to capture pet portraits in fine detail with a rich use of colour, giving a tremendous amount of realism.
Pet Portrait Paintings – Lucy, Bucket & Ollie
Hi Penny and John
Thank you soooo much for painting such a lovely picture of my babies, you have captured the different identity of each so well.
Thanks again, love Annie.
Dear John and Penny,
Just to say thank you for all your help & kindness in producing such a wonderful painting for Annie for our 50th. She was thrilled. Her first words were…”WOW!”
Everyone who has seen it cannot believe how talented you are! Well done you two!
Thank you so much again. Love Julie
Commission a Painting today!
If you would like to commission me to paint a portrait for you, please telephone me on 07884198748 or email your favourite photos with any ideas you might have regarding the painting 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.
If you do not have decent photographs, you can bring your Dog or Cat to my Gallery at Exton in Rutland for a photo shoot. Otherwise, my husband John and I can travel to your location, providing it is within a 50 mile radius from the town of Oakham in Rutland.
Photographing your subject is free of charge, if you are within a 20 mile radius from the town of Oakham in Rutland. There is a fee for travel to locations from 20-50 miles from the town of Oakham in Rutland.
PLEASE NOTE: Photographs taken are the copyright of John Richardson. They are only available for sale 28 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).
If possible a helper needs to stand a little way behind the photographer and make noises either, with 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 exaggerated in proportion to the feet.
Alterations to your pet portraits, if needed
Once the pet portraits are at a stage for viewing, John will scan and send a proof via email for your approval.
If alterations are necessary I will make the adjustments to the painting and send further proofs until your pet portrait is as you like it.
Completion/ Framing/ Postage
Once the commission is complete 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.
A deposit of at least £50.00 is required before starting pet portraits. The remaining balance is to be paid before the painting is posted.
Payment made by BACS, PayPal or cheque is acceptable.
Limited Edition Prints
Limited Edition Prints are available of your Pet Portraits Painting.
Printed on professional quality Velvet Fine Art Paper, prints have the look and feel of the original to share with your family & friends.