Simply email Julie your favourite photo of your pet for her to paint or draw from.  To enquire about a beautiful pet portrait contact Julie at Paintpaws Pet Portraits today.


Left: A photo of Cocker Spaniel Pip and above the beautiful pet portrait.

The size was 9" x 12" which is slightly wider than A4 size.


You can see more of Julie's coloured pencil pet portraits by going to her Pencil Pet Portrait Gallery page.


As you can see the real challenge of this pet portrait was the many different shades of brown needed and the curls around the ears that Cocker Spaniels have.


Below: Pet portrait of Kuma the Alsatian on canvas.

 Customer feedback from Diana about Paintpaws Pet Portraits: 

"I wanted a pet portrait of our Cavalier after his death because I didn't feel that a photo would blow up to full size. Julie was very helpful in choosing the right photo to use for a pet portrait and I couldn't believe how authentic the final result was. It is just like him with his beautiful soulful eyes. It will be a wonderful long-lasting reminder of our pet." 



Paintpaws Pet Portraits is run by talented pet portrait artist Julie Hollinshead who has recently exhibited at The Meniere Gallery in Central London.


Julie paints and draws beautiful pictures from your photos of your pets.


It is always easier to paint or draw from great pet photos but you'll be amazed at what Julie can work from.


Left: Another photo of 2 beautiful dogs Julie was requested to turn into a pet portrait. The problems with the photo are harsh lighting with deep shadows and of course somebodies arm in the way. Below is Julie's pet portrait. 



This pet portrait is created from the photo above. The dogs are mother and daughter rescue dogs.


It is a coloured pencil portrait on A3 size (double A4) Bristol Smooth artist quality paper and using Prismacolor pencils.


Pet portraits of 2 animals does increase the price slightly. See Julie's clear Pet Portrait Prices.


Paintpaws Pet Portraits customer feedback from Louisa:

"I contacted Julie with a request for 2 pet portraits of my cocker spaniel - one lying down and one standing up, and they are truly amazing Julie has captured her so well even the smallest little features of the dog (Shankly) it makes it just perfect. I’m so very pleased, Also Julie updated me every step of the way with the progress of how she was getting on which is a really nice touch. Thank you Julie you are a star"

This very beautiful lady is Poppy the Dalmatian and Julie was delighted to paint this fantastic pet portrait recently. See Julie's Pet Portraits On Canvas Gallery.


The pet portrait of Poppy is acrylic paint on a 9 x 11 inch canvas.


Acrylic paint produces a result that is very much like oils and the great benefit is that it dries very quickly. I am of course delighted to paint in oils but this will mean that your pet portrait will take a couple of months before it is dry enough to post.


Sometimes a picture can work better if drawn on paper using coloured pencils. I am always happy to advise on what will give you the most beautiful pet portrait.

This photo of Julie Hollinshead of Paintpaws Pet Portraits was taken with some of her artwork which was being exhibited at The Meniere Gallery in Central London.


The picture is called "Butterfly Garden" and is drawn in coloured pencils and is standard A3 size. The paper used was professional artist quality 'Bristol Smooth'.


Julie puts a lot of thought into which paper or canvas will work best for your pet portrait and very often this is the paper of choice.


At Paintpaws Pet Portraits we do not frame your artwork. We feel that this should be your choice as you know best what will work best in your home. Choosing your own frame can be a lot of fun and sending artwork unframed greatly reduces the final price you pay.


All Paintpaws Pet Portraits are carefully packed, posted, and insured in transit at no extra cost to yourself. Julie's studio is in Bletchley, Milton Keynes so if you live locally you may like to collect yourself.


Julie's Pet Portrait studio is 15 minutes from M1 junction 13 and extremely close to the A421 (H8 Standing Way).  We do try and accomodate customers who wish to collect their pet portraits but if collecting this must be by prior arrangement at a scheduled time.



Paint Paws Pet Portraits


9 The Don

Bletchley;Milton Keynes


Phone:  01908 6398373
Mobile: 07513 057806

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