cat painting, dog painting, pet portraits

Pet Portraits

How to Commission Your Pet Portrait

Things for you to consider when choosing an artist to paint a custom pet portrait of your favourite pet(s):

  • Do you like their painting style? Have a look at some of their work.
  • How many pets can be included?
  • What size and colours would you like?
  • Do you want a framed pet portrait, or a box canvas?
  • Can you provide good quality photos?
  • Will you be given progress reports?
  • Can you collect your painting or will it be delivered?
  • When would you like your painting?
  • How much will it cost?


pet portrait, prize inner, yorkshire terrier


Thank you to everyone who entered the free pet portrait prize draw which closed on 31st December 2017.  I have now painted the winner’s lovely pet, Maggie – here is a photo of Maggie with her owner Jessica and the finished painting.

Jessica said Thank you so much for sending our amazing painting. We love it!!


Entlebucher Mountain Dog, mountain dog painting


I recently painted a beautiful Entlebucher Mountain Dog that was a surprise for her owners: ” The painting is wonderful and they were really pleased with it.” Bernard H



Here are more examples of some recent pet portraits I’ve painted – note that as I also paint wildlife and farm animals, I can paint more unusual pets as well as your gorgeous cats and dogs! 


 “Thank you so much for a great original piece of art.
So pleased and really appreciate the time you have given.” Jane G


Popular Pet Portrait Sizes

These are the most requested sizes for pet portrait paintings by Caroline Skinner Art.
(Small pet portrait - may also be used for dogs!)
(Medium-sized pet portrait, but not just for dogs!)
(OK maybe not an elephant, this is the large size!)
Ready to hang £125.00Unframed £150.00
Unframed £230.00
A4 - 21cm x 29.7cm x 3.8 cm (approx 8.3" x 11.7" x 1.5")20 cm x 30 cm30 cm x 40 cm
(approx 11.8" x 15.74")
Takes 4 - 6 weeks Takes 4 - 6 weeks Takes 4 - 6 weeks
No frame neededUnframedUnframed
Box frame with hanging kit, ready to hang on your wallPainted on artist quality watercolour paper to fit 30cm x 40 cm frame with mountPainted on artist quality watercolour paper to fit 40 cm x 50 cm frame with mount
Provide photos of your favourite petProvide photos of your favourite petProvide photos of your favourite pet
No frameOptional mount and frame, add £30.00Optional mount and frame, add £30.00
Non-refundable deposit of £62.50Non-refundable deposit of £90.00Non-refundable deposit of £115.00
You receive regular email updates of progressYou receive regular email updates of progressYou receive regular email updates of progress

Delivery costs will be added at the checkout on my shop page, these include tracked and signed services. If you live near my studio in Merstham, Surrey please contact me to arrange free collection.

Other sizes are available – please enquire for prices, and for International Shipping costs.

I want you to be happy with your pet portrait, so if you need some help we can discuss size, timescales, colours etc and you can email me some photos of your pet for advice before you pay for your portrait. Please note that the full price includes a 50% non-refundable deposit, which reflects the amount of work that goes into personalised pet portraits.

I will email you progress reports with photos so that you can watch the work in progress and make any comments. On completion of the painting, you will be asked to approve it and pay any balance due (in instalments if this helps) before the painting is sent/collected.

How about a Pet Portrait Gift Voucher as a special gift? Contact me now!