Paintpaws Pet Portraits is run by talented pet portrait artist Julie Hollinshead.


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


It is always nice to work from great photos but Julie is expert at working from not very good photo of much loved cats, dogs, and other animals that are no longer with us 



Customer feedback from Diana about Paintpaws Pet portraits: 

I wanted a 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.


This very beautiful lady is Poppy the Dalmatian and I was delighted to paint this fantastic picture recently.


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.


Customer feedback about Paintpaws Pet Portraits from Louisa:

"I contacted Julie with a request for 2 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"


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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