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Who wouldn’t love an original commissioned animal painting of their favourite alpaca, goat or donkey? This is the ideal gift for those who keep unusual animals, and if your animal friend has crossed the rainbow bridge, a custom painting can be a great way to comfort someone after their loss.

As you will see if you look around my website, I don’t just tend to paint animals in their true colours! (though I can if you prefer).  If you have a more unusual animal friend, please let me know what you would like, I can usually help!

The alpaca image above is just shown as an example of my style. Take a look around my website and feel free to contact me with any questions before you decide to book your animal painting.

Please note that customised art orders are non-refundable. The full price for a 20 x 30 cm pet portrait is £180.00. If you would prefer to initially pay a 50% non-returnable deposit of £90.00, and pay the  balance of £90.00 on completion, please let me know and I can send you a separate invoice. Thank you for understanding.


  • You supply good quality photographs of your animal friend (taken in natural light, with plenty of detail) – if you live near Merstham, I can discuss taking photos for you if you prefer
  • Please tell me about your favourite animal, so I can capture their personality
  • I will email you some preliminary sketches and we will agree which pose to use for your unique painting
  • I will send you progress reports with photos of the painting as it progresses so that you can feel involved
  • Your painting will be ready in 4 – 6 weeks. If you need it more quickly please let me know as I may be able to help
  • Once you are happy with the finished result, I will then carefully package your painting and send it by a signed and insured service to ensure it reaches you safely.
  • If you would like me to arrange framing, £30.00 will usually cover the cost of mount and frame – we can discuss options that will suit your painting and home decor.
  • Certificate of Authenticity included.



20 x 30 cm (7.8 ” x 11.8″), unframed, to fit 30 x 40 cm (11.8″ x 15.74″) frame.

Your animal painting commission will be painted in acrylics on high quality watercolour paper, either vertically or horizontally as agreed, ready for framing.

You will receive the original acrylic painting. Frame and mount not included unless otherwise agreed.


For other sizes, take a look here.

Prints can be purchased later for your friends and family.

I want you to be happy with your animal painting commission, so I’ve answered the most commonly asked questions here.  If I’ve missed anything, feel free to ask!

10% of every sale will be donated to Wildlife Vets International via Work for Good.

Copyright non-transferable with sale.

Delivery details from Caroline Skinner Art

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