Dog Portrait Commissions

Dog portraits in Acrylic or Soft Pastel. My paintings capture the likeness of your pet in a painterly style, incorporating  plenty of colour and movement  to create an original piece that is full of character - just like your dog!

Much of my working life and leisure time is spent in the company of dogs, they are some of my favourite people  which is why I enjoy them as my painting 'models' so much. It is nice to paint a subject that makes you smile!

 

Some examples of my work can be seen here.

 

Guide Prices for Acrylic and Soft Pastel portraits as follows,  here are some sample sizes, though I am able to paint up to 150 x 100cm upon request:

Prices include up to three dogs in the painting.  I recommend choosing 40 x 50 cm or larger if you want to include two or more dogs.

size              price

40 x 30cm    £180

50 x 40cm    £240

60 x 60cm    £300

80 x 80cm     £365

100 x 100cm £400

Acrylic paintings are on stretched premium cotton canvas, so you have the option of hanging with or without a frame. Pastel paintings on an archival quality surface will need framing under glass. I can give you advice on how to frame, or we can arrange to have your piece framed if you prefer. My framer makes beautiful quality frames at a reasonable cost, and can produce a custom frame to your requirements.

25% deposit secures your place on my studio list. Please contact me to discuss  a time frame for your commissioned dog portrait.
Please send your photographs and requests to suegardnerfineart@gmail.com, or you can contact me to discuss your painting and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The best photographs for me to use as reference material,are well lit, close up and clear, with the eyes being particularly important. I love to have a selection of photographs to work from when planning and painting a dog's portrait, so please send as many as you like. If you need any help or tips in taking the right photos to make a great picture, please ask and I am happy to help. If I am local to you, it may be possible for me to take some photographs myself.

Gift certificates are available, for any amount towards a dog portrait.