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Likeness Guaranteed for your Pet Portrait

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


My books for Christmas are currently closed due to an overwhelming number of orders. Pet Portraits are being booked already for the New Year and there a limited spaces. I may open up some slots if I catch up, so please feel free to ask to be put on a waiting list. Alternatively I offer Gift Vouchers.


Cruz’s horse portrait has arrived safely at his destination.

“Just got a message from Shirley saying that she thinks its absolutely stunning and that she loves the hedgehog and the thought behind the lillies – so I think that’s been a great success.

Thank you so much for all your efforts on this picture for her, I’m sure she will treasure it for years to come.”


I like to update this picture regularly so you can see my latest pet portraits, but as we are running into Christmas I have to keep them under wraps, so over the next few weeks you can see some likeness comparisons. Here is Splash, what a great name for a horse! Guaranteed likeness of your pet or horse

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“Hi Sarah, just arrived, it’s beautiful, so very pleased, thank you so much. They’ll be an unveiling to family and friends on Saturday night after the fireworks in the village”

This is Bakewell, I have done two portraits for this client and both her cats were named after cakes and pastries. The other one was called Applejack and he is the beautiful ginger cat at the top of my home page.

Read about my latest pet portraits in my blog, Apple and  Cruz , and more added to Casi’s blog

I feel like the dog portraits aren’t getting a fair representation so here is a comparison for Poppy’s portrait. 

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Rainbow watercolour pet portraits are now available! Please contact me for more information! Prices start from £65.00. Below you can see some examples and more information can be found in my blog. Also I have explained a little about the process here.

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Blaze next to the reference photo for his portrait.

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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 three furbabies myself, two dogs and a cat I understand how much our 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 from rats, to chickens to sheep and even wildlife! This website is designed to help you obtain a wonderful tribute to whatever pet or animal you have or love.

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. All my pet portraits are painted from good, clear photographs, on which more information can be found here

Hi Sarah I have received the painting of Milly. It’s fantastic. I think she will cry. I would highly recommend you to anybody if they require a painting from you. Best wishes and have a great Xmas and new year to all your family. Kevin. 

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 and if you saw above, I now offer pet portraits in this style. If you are interested in buying an original or commissioning a portrait please 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 my favourite 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 then please let me know, I want you to be as involved as possible with progress of your portrait/

It is common for there to be a 8-10,  week waiting list for portraits to be completed because they involve many hours of detailed work, this is often longer at Christmas and can be up to three months. Pet portrait artists, UK based or otherwise, tend to very busy leading up to the Christmas period which normally starts in August for me and other artists 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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