Dog Portraits Gallery in Pastels

Welcome to my Dog Portrait Gallery!
Compare my portraits to the reference photos I used

Dogs are clearly the most popular subject for a pet portrait, in fact about 70% of all of my commissions are of canine companions. Dogs are such beautiful and loving creatures, it really isn’t all that surprising that dog owners want to pay tribute to their special four-legged friends.

Some of the happiest moments of my childhood were spent with a little dog who would not leave my side.
A long time ago now, but I will never forget my wonderful little friend.

Dog portrait artist

I can paint your dog in pastels or do a charcoal drawing. The most popular size for a  head study is 24×30 cm (ca. A4) but if you go for 30x40cm, looking at the portrait will be a ‘wow’ moment – the pastel painting of black Labrador ‘Motty’ is an example. This is also the best size for full body studies and multiple head studies.

As you can see, I have painted a variety of breeds. Whether it’s the two Boston Terriers ‘Magic’ and ‘Kiki’ who are very successful at dog shows, Smooth Collie ‘Ben’ who does a fabulous job as an assistant dog or cute little mongrel pup Zara who had a rough start to life abroad and has been nursed back to health by her new Mum, after being rescued and flown to Germany – all of them were painted with the same dedication and love.

Every dog is special, every dog is beautiful – this is what I want to show with my canine artwork.

Please click on the thumbnails below to view larger versions of my dog art.

I would love to paint or draw your special friend for you and capture what his unique about him or her – just contact me for a chat anytime.

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