Dilon, Cocker Spaniel Dog Portrait 20×16 inches
The Portrait of Dilon arrived today.
Just like I remembered Christmas, as I unpacked the cardboard container I could feel the excitement building. Looking at the Portrait was one of those wonderful sights that you experience in your life. Its as if Dilon was in the room giving me that familiar look of when are you taking me out.
We are very grateful to you for the portrayal of a very special friend and will, for a very long time, hang in prominence.
Thank you again, James Fergus
Remi, 10×12 inch Dog Portrait in Pastel
Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece of artwork of Remi. We gave Mum her present today and she cried (and we all cried as well!)
I could tell that she absolutely loved it and we do as well. I don’t think you could have done a better job – it is perfect! Mum kept on saying ‘it looks so much like her!’ over and over after she opened it. She has already been around the house and decided where it will go. She has chosen the lounge ‘so she can look at it often’.
Thank you so much! My sisters are already in talks about getting portraits done of the other dogs who have already passed away so you may hear from them at some point. I will definitely be recommending you to anybody who asks.
Cid the Poodle Dog Portrait in Acrylics, 8×8 inches.
It’s amazing and you have captured his happy spirit. Working through 1000s of photos to look for the right one for Dougal. Dylan and Ruby were easy. Can’t wait to have the Sarah Leigh collection
The handsome Cid is one of a series of pet portraits I have started painting in acrylics. Read about the learning curve with this medium and how much fun it is.
Morgan, Labrador Pet Portrait on Deep Edge Canvas.
Hi Sarah Just letting you know, I have received Morgan’s portrait. One word ‘Fantastic’ Love it, thank you so much Best Regards Alan Cleaver
Read more about this pet portrait here
Melody, Chico, and Urchin dog portrait on deep edge canvas 30×40 inches
Margo and Maggie, Double Jolly Splashes Painting
I’m so pleased how this turned out.. the photo doesn’t do this justice. It’s so amazing when looking at the real thing. Thanks you so much Sarah for an amazing job.
See more Jolly Splashes Pet Portraits here
Pugsley, Horse portrait in Pastels 14×18 inches
I have just viewed your latest portrait, that of The Phantom P.( His full title). It is absolutely wonderful and I don’t know how you do it. It must be very rewarding to have to have such talent. Sometimes it makes me want to weep when I see what some skilled and talented people are capable of doing with their hands.
Filou, watercolour Dog Portrait 20×20 inches
Filou, the stunning Korthals Griffon was gifted to my clients wife. They were over the moon with the portrait.
Caroline was really happy with her present. There were a few tears as we’ve only lost him in March but we’re both so happy with it. It’s joyful, really captures him at his maddest and that day was great fun for everyone. It’s also very well mounted and it’s now in its place for all to see. Also thanks to Richard for the personal delivery. All in all, I look forward to see how that side of your art develop and it might not be the last time we get a commission.
See the photos they sent me of Filou’s portrait hanging in their house here
Bella, 16×12 inch Dog Portrait
Bella is a beautiful GSP I was honoured to paint. My client was delighted along with the birthday recipient! You can read about her portrait in her very own blog
Double Horse Portrait 20×16 inches
This gorgeous double horse portrait took me well over a week to complete, but my client was over the moon with the final piece
Oscar 10×8 inch Pastel Dog Portrait
It’s been a long time since I got a Westie to paint.
Oscar was commission as a gift to my clients parents.
Our daughter Ruth Sturdee has presented us with the portrait of Oscar our West Highland Terrier. I had to write to you to tell you what a wonderful portrait you have produced. It is perfect and you have caught Oscar exactly as he looks. We are thrilled. We now feel we have two Oscars !!
You are so clever and talented.
Thank you for painting Oscar and we wish you continued success with your painting in the future.
With best wishes
Richard and Stephanie [Allen]
Rafiki 14×11 inch pastel horse portrait
Hi Sarah, I writing to you, to say a huge thank you for the commission of my mare that I received from Gregg yesterday. I absolutely love it and it is so like her, it’s as if it was a photo of her. Thank you so much it’s incredible
It really made my Christmas as it portrays her down to a T . Thank you so much. You can read more about Rafiki’s portrait here
Here full portrait can be viewed in my horse portrait gallery
Paddy 10×12 inch Pastel Dog Portrait
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. You can view more dog pet portraits here
Lottie 10×8 inch dog portrait
I went home at the weekend and gave my parents the drawing of Lottie, they were thrilled with it!
Thank you so so much for the gorgeous drawing that really captured Lottie and her personality!
Also, thank you so much for the extra goodies you gave us!
Elmo and Lui 13×11 inch Pastel Portraits
Hi Sarah! Look what arrived today!! They are without doubt supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!! I did try my hardest to get Elmo and Lui to model them for you but Lui wasn’t having any of it!! Hee! Hee! You are one very clever and talented lady! Thank you so very much and I praise the day that your website turned up in my google search for dog portrait artists!! Kindest regards Claire Xxx
Do not look any further for a portrait of your pet – I contacted Sarah to paint portraits of my 2 chihuahuas after her website came up in my search – her work looked amazing and so lifelike. So I sent her some photos of them both and she started – I was completely involved at every stage and she also sent me photos and time lapse little videos showing her progress. I was completely and utterly blown away with her finished results – everyone who sees them asks if they are photographs! They are much better than photographs – they are alive! I then asked her to do 2 more portraits of my two previous chihuahuas as the ones I’d had done previously were not a patch on hers. She worked miracles with the few photos I sent her especially as some of them were of poor quality. I have just taken delivery of those and they made me cry when I saw them – again they came alive under Sarah’s fingers. She is an absolute and complete star and a superbly talented lady! I haven’t the words for the pleasure she has given me seeing my doggies again! Her prices are very reasonable and her packaging and delivery top class. I am now in the process of finding photographs of my very first 2 chihuahuas for her to portraits of them! So thank you Sarah very very much you are one special lady!
I haven’t got a scan of Milly’s portrait as it was a very tight schedule to get out, but a time lapse of her pet portrait can be viewed here
Sunny 10×12 inch Dog Portrait
Henry 10×8 inch Pastel Portrait
I just wanted to let you know that my husband absolutely loved the portrait, he can’t believe that you have managed to capture him so well working just from photographs. It will certainly take pride of place in our living room.
He also admired the frame, thank you so much for all your help and advice.
I am grateful to Natalie that she saved my a journey, but it would have been so nice to meet you and thank you in person.
Some progress of Henry’s portrait can be found here
Gremlin and Rascal Pen and Watercolour Pet Portrait
Just wanted to let you know that Gremlin and Rascal have arrived safely and I couldn’t be happier!
Even though they are mice, they still had big personalities and you have captured them perfectly in your art.
Sadly they are no longer with me due to illness but this picture is a wonderful reminder of them before hand and I can’t wait to put it up on my wall.
Many thanks again Sarah,
You can see some progress shots here
Archie 10×8 inch Dog Portrait
Alfie 10×8 Inch Cat Portrait
Taz 11×9 Inch Dog Portrait
Plum 10×12 inch Dog portrait
Thank you so much for the beautiful portrait of my Labrador, Plum. I am absolutely delighted. I am so appreciative of the time and thought you put into everything – from meeting us at the beginning and taking photos, through to suggesting frames and mounts – it really made the whole process so straightforward and has meant I now have the perfect portrait that I wanted and will treasure. You can view more info on Plum’s portrait here
After seeing Plum’s portrait Harriet’s Dad decided to get their gorgeous terriers portrait painted. You can read more about Poppy’s dog portrait here and her full pet portrait can be viewed in my gallery.
Double Boxer Pen and Watercolour Pet Portrait
Skye – Westie Portrait
Elvis – Border Terrier Portrait
The picture arrived safe and sound and made it over to Germany in one piece. Our friend was so overwhelmed when he saw it and was on the top table at his 50th birthday party!
Thanks again so very much.
Alfie – 10×12 inch Portrait
Murphy – Dog portrait
Recently completed 12×8 dog portrait – my clients response
The picture is perfect, it’s just so Murphy, captured him so beautifully. Actually brought tears to my eyes.
Scooby – Dog Painting
So sorry I haven’t emailed sooner. I received the picture and it’s beautiful my mum couldn’t believe how much it looked like him, it’s got pride of place in the living room! I have been a bit busy 4 days after your picture came we welcomed our first baby, so just getting into the swing of things! Read about his painting here.
Sincere apologies for not contacting you sooner, I am delighted with your work, I have given it to my mum and dad as a gift to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary and they are over the moon with it. Their anniversary is on 7 June so it’s not on display yes but it’s going between the photos of their two granddaughters that’s how much they think of it, pride of place in their living room.
Please feel free to display it on your web site, it will be on my FB page on the 7th
You can read about Albie’s painting here.
Triple Horse portrait
Hi Sarah, just thought I would say thank you again for the portrait for Cat, she loves it and it is up on the wall in our living room. She was thrilled when she opened it! If you want to use it on fb or your webpage then that is fine. Thanks again, Nick
You can read about the portrait here.
Chester – Dog portrait
This beautiful dog was painted after he became a bridge baby.
16×12 inches and my clients response on receiving his portrait:
Portrait has just arrived and after opening it I was reduced to tears. It’s amazing and will be put on a wall so that everyone can see it. Thanks again for everything and I will definitely be recommending you.
Rudy – Dog portrait
This beautiful portrait was commissioned for a birthday present.
My clients response on receiving the portrait:
I’ve just opened the parcel and wanted to let you know that all is well. I’m overwhelmed by the portrait. It is fabulous and captures Rudy perfectly. My son is going to love it.
Thank you so much.
Percy – Cat Portrait
Hi Sarah … Thank you so much for your painting of Percy, I’m delighted. It is so lifelike you have captured him perfectly. It’s hanging in my living room xx
Paula Joyce and Percy
Thank you so much it is perfect. I can’t explain how much it means to me now that I am at uni and Ronnie is no longer mine. This made me cry tears of joy for hours. Again thank you
Charlotte. You can see more horse portraits here
Bailey – Dog Portrait
Elsa’s portrait was completed in pastels and is 10×12 inches.
This is the second dog portrait I have completed for this client and she came back with this: ‘Amazing ! I will need plenty of tissues’
You can see more of my dog portraits here
Bailey’s Portrait – Golden Retreiver dog portrait
This is part of an email from a friend in Spain, a long time dog lover. What a stunning painting of Bailey – you must be thrilled with it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an artist capture the sheer spirit and joy of living of a dog. Pure Golden Retriever at his best ! Makes me all nostalgic for my old boy & the many times I saw him wet, cold, usually filthy……and happy as a lark. Says it all really. Don’t forget you can view more of my dog paintings here
Archie’s Portrait – Cocker Spaniel Dog Portrait
Just thought I would let you know, my mother’s 80th was yesterday and I can’t tell you how delighted she was with the picture of Archie. Everyone is in total agreement – it is an amazing likeness and you have captured his soul.
Thanks so much. Please feel free to use the above as a testimonial on your site or wherever. If you would like to see a larger version of Archie or any other portrait please go to my dog portrait portfolio.
Buddy’s Portrait Boxer dog portrait
Buddy’s pet portrait was completed in pastels and measures 11×9 inches, mounted 15×13 inches. Please go to my prices page for a more sizing and pricing options.
Buddy’s Portrait has just this minute arrived.
Once again, I have to tell you, it is amazing. You truly are talented. The life that is put into the portrait is fantastic. It really is “Our Boy” captured at his finest. My Fiancée and I are very emotional at the moment contemplating the skill and talent that you so clearly put to good use fulfilling our wish to have our boy immortalized in color. I am so glad we chose you over other artists.
“Just picked the 2D Radar up from the delivery office – absolutely wonderful! magnificent! a technical and emotional masterpiece.
I will be sending you some more images shortly – I obviously need to make the most of your outstanding talents whilst I can still afford you!
I’ve been lucky enough in the past to buy 3 or 4 pieces from other high calibre artists at early points in their careers and have learnt that I cannot afford them for very long at all before the world realises just how good they are. I’m also going to do my best to get you known.
Scrappy Do’s Portrait
I have to tell you the picture arrived and its breath taking, you certainly have an amazing talent, and I’m delighted with it! I took it to the local framers/art studio yesterday and I hope you don’t mind but I left them your details and website info as they often are asked for animal commissions but they don’t have anyone in their books to recommend and they were certainly impressed with the picture of Scrappy… I hope that was ok?
Anyway, just wanted to say its been an absolute pleasure from start to finish and I cant thank you enough!
“As expected David loves the picture, he noticed straight away that Applejack’s fur is all wet. He wanted it put up straight away (so lucky I put some picture wire on it when it arrived last week) and it’s now hanging in the hall where we both keep wandering so we can look at it.
Once again very many thanks for doing such a wonderful picture, I didn’t doubt that you would do a good job but it has been fantastic to have my already high expectations exceeded. I know we will both enjoy your picture for many years, it will help us remember a very funny and daft little individual. We have 2 more, with a third kitten arriving late in August – I’d better start saving if I want a full set of paintings!”
Lucy and Blue’s Portrait
“ITS GREAT, WONDERFUL, MARVELLOUS, FABULOUS!!!!!! FANTASTIC – YOU ARE SO CLEVER. The expression on Blue’s face is so like him – you have caught him exactly – and Lucy – well the pleading in those eye’s is spot on, she is a very greedy dog and that’s the worried look she has when she thinks she is not going to get any titbits (that’s the look she has in her waking hours – as she is always on the scrounge for food. Blue’s fur is fabulous it looks like you have individually painted every hair on his body!!!! and his colouring is absolutely right and Lucy’s colouring is spot on.
I’d just got back from lunch and there it was at my desk. I had told the woman at reception that I was expecting a package today and before I went to lunch I told the people in my office it was expected so could they sign for me.
I’ve just had the most wonderful fun opening it – you have wrapped it wonderfully well, everyone was as excited as me – we did think at one point thing about playing pass the parcel as there was so many wrappers!!!!!! but no one but me could have the prize – so it was a no go!!
Sarah thank you so much, its absolutely brilliant and I know he is going to love it and I will keep you informed.”
and after the client received the portrait…
“Hi Sarah, I said I would let you know what he thought of the portrait, well he absolutely loves it.
We waited until everyone arrived and had had a couple of drinks, then my son Daniel was sent upstairs to get the portrait out of its hiding place. My friend Sue’s partner was armed with a camera to capture the moment. Daniel then gave a little speech and then presented the parcel in all its wrappings to him, I think at one point while unwrapping he thought he had got a tray as a present!!!!!! He is absolutely delighted with the portrait and could not think of a better present to receive. He says you are very talented (this is quote from him) and have captured their likeness and personalities and you have a very rare gift. Everyone was so impressed with the portrait, so I think I will be directing them to your website – lots of our friends are besotted with their animals as well.
The portrait is now in our sitting room, so thank you again Sarah its absolutely brilliant.”
“Thank you again, I can’t tell you just how pleased I am with it, I am so glad I did choose you to do his portrait not only is it brilliant but it has been such a pleasure. Like I said I definitely want Lily and Gunner and probably others after that.”
Portrait – Frank
“Thanks for the final version of Frank. He looks superb. You are very talented.
We have had a few paintings of Frank done now and this is the most lifelike.”
Portrait – Tom
“Mail as promised for the final verdict, Dad is absolutely thrilled with the finished picture. It looks just like Tom, all his markings and expression are spot on and the background really finishes of the picture perfectly. It is hanging in pride of place in my parents kitchen for everyone to admire.
Thank you again for the brilliant picture and perfect service and communications.”https: