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Alan Carr and Milo’s Dog Portrait

Welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy browsing my pet portraits past and present

Back in February I got the honour to paint one of my most special pet portraits, well a dog portrait to be precise, Milo. He was the winner up for The Most Handsomest Dog in Scrufts. I was featured on Channel 4 for a documentary and my portrait was presented to the lucky owner Charley by Alan himself. Below you can see the clip. You can see Milo’s full portrait here

Latest Print in – Ladies in Red

I am an international artist, specialising in fine art pet portraits and wildlife paintings ranging from domestic animals to the big beasts on the plains of Africa. Take a look at a selection of this separate strand of my work at my other website ‘Sarah Leigh Fine Art’.

Pet portraits are my passion, in fact all animals are and being the Mum to two dogs and a cat I understand how much are pets mean to us. I would love to be able to create a lasting memory of your pet. Our pets are such an integral part of our life and I would be honoured to paint yours. You can find examples of my dog portraits, cat portraits and horse portraits. You can also now view time lapses of my pet portraits here. If you have a request for a not usually commissioned pet portrait – perhaps a rabbit, a hawk or even a chicken then don’t worry because believe me, I have painted all kinds of pets in the past! This website is designed to help you obtain a wonderful tribute to whatever pet you have.

My clients come from all corners of the UK and overseas and you will find testimonials of my previous pet portrait work on this site. Pet portraits are perhaps the most fitting way to celebrate the influence that the special animal in your life has on everything you do. You may wish to have a pet portrait produced as an original piece of art for your home, or you may prefer to give a portrait as a gift to a loved one. You can guarantee your pet portraits will have hours of love put in to creating them and will capture a true likeness to your pet.

I just wanted to let you know that my brother loves the painting of Paddy. He is really difficult to buy for so to have achieved the reaction we did with this was really very special! We’re all very impressed with the way you’ve captured the detail and that roguish look in his eyes, thanks very much indeed, it’s truly fabulous

NEW And if you’re looking for something a bit quirky I’ve created my new ‘Rainbow Watercolour’ range of wild and domestic animal art. To keep up to date with all my latest work follow me on my Facebook page. This brand new range of work is available as original work, prints, coffee mugs,gift cards and more. If you are interested in buying an original contact me and the card and mug range can be purchased through my Etsy shop window.

My experience as a pet portrait artist has taught me that pastel is the most appropriate medium for capturing the detail of your pet in a vibrant pet portrait, but I work in an assortment of styles in order to suit my clients’ personal preferences. The information on this website will help you to choose the best style for your pet portrait as well as providing guidance on the ordering process. However if you’d like your per captured in my new Rainbow Watercolour style contact me to discuss.

When it comes to my pet portraits, UK customers and those from abroad can be confident that many hours of work have gone into their commission. Whether you are interested in dog portraits, cat portraits, horse portraits or another pet, in order for me to produce something you are truly delighted with, I aim to keep you involved in the creative process throughout. If you prefer to wait and see a photo of the finished product rather than receiving regular updates, this is something I always provide to all clients.

It is common for there to be a 6-8 week waiting list for portraits to be completed because they involve many hours of detailed work. Pet portrait artists, UK based or otherwise, tend to very busy leading up to the Christmas period which normally starts in August for me so it is vital that you book early in order to avoid disappointment. I also offer gift vouchers for pet portraits if a last minute commission is not possible, or if you want to leave it to the recipient to decide what they want. Please visit my price list to find out how much your pet portrait may cost. I try to offer portraits to suit every budget.

In order to keep abreast of all news, exclusive offers, competitions and latest additions to my portfolio, follow my dedicated Facebook page, where you may also get the chance to win gift vouchers or even the odd free portrait! Do also take the time to read my blog where you can read about the latest pet portraits I am working on, watch various pet portrait time lapses and even get some tips on creating your own master piece!

If you are interested in commissioning one of my pet portraits please contact me on  07951 241193 or email me

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