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Oil Pet Portrait


Welcome to the oil pet portrait of Chucho and Jack Henry. Our client Cate ordered two 14 x 12 oil paintings of her dogs in oils on canvas, both framed. Cate has some lovely photos of both dogs and we helped her choose what we felt would work really well for portraits and luckily Cate agreed too! The portraits are…

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Horse Oil Portrait


Welcome to our latest horse oil portrait of Elly. Nicholas completed the oil painting for a 50th Birthday surprise. Hannah arranged the oil painting for her boss and their family to give as a gift to Elly’s owner. They had already organised a professional photographer to take photos of Elly, therefore all of which were incredible. They also asked if…

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Dog Portrait of Dessie and Jasper


Welcome to our latest dog portrait of Dessie and Jasper. This portrait was painted by Nicholas at a lovely size of  28 x 22 inches. The oil painting was commissioned by a lovely client here in the UK as a surprise gift for his wife on her birthday. Sadly Dessie the Black Labrador had passed away, however Jasper is still…

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Golden Retriever Oil Pet Portrait


Welcome to our latest Golden Retriever Oil Pet Portrait of Charlie and Eliot. Charlie and Eliot are sisters and they were commissioned by Nicole (USA) at 20 x 16 size. Nicholas traditionally hand painted the portrait in oils on Italian Linen Canvas. Nicole enjoys photography and taking photos of Charlie and Eliot. Why wouldn’t you, they re so gorgeous! She…

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Weimaraner Pet Portrait


Welcome to our latest Weimaraner pet portrait, hand painted by Nicholas Beall. Isn’t it fantastic! I think it’s one of my favourite portraits to come out of the studio recently that Nicholas has painted. The Weimaraner in question is called Ramses and he was commissioned by clients in the USA at 14 x 11 inches. The portrait was painted on…

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Oil Painting of Pets Harry & Oscar


Welcome to the most recent oil painting of pets Harry & Oscar. They were traditionally hand painted by Nicholas Beall in oils on Linen canvas for lovely clients in the USA. Judy and her family commissioned the oil painting of both Harry and Oscar at 20 x 16 size. They requested the background to be of their garden with their…

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Dog Oil Portraits of Dora and Dolly


Welcome to the dog oil portraits of Dora and Dolly. These two gorgeous little girls were painted by Nicholas on our usual Italian linen canvas using traditional methods. Returning client Lady Bamford commissioned the oil painting which will be framed by their own framer. Our client requested their names to be written by hand under each dog too which makes…

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Corgi Oil Painting


Welcome to our latest Corgi Oil Painting by Nicholas Beall. The portrait, a 16 x 12 oil painting traditionally hand painted by Nicholas, was commissioned by local client Suzanna of her Corgi Luke. We know Suzanna from our local dog club where we take Lily to once a week for obedience classes. Luke’s full name and title is Ch Nireno Luke Skywalker…

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Cat Portrait in Oils of Dudley


Welcome to Nicholas’ latest cat portrait in oils of Dudley. This commission has been utterly delightful and we have really enjoyed working with our clients from the outset. Dudley sadly passed away during the commissioning process, so this painting will serve to be a wonderful reminder to our clients Gordon and Kirstie from Scotland. The painting is a 14 x…

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Horse Oil Painting of Chino

Horse Oil Painting of Chino


Welcome to Nicholas’ latest horse oil painting of Chino. Olivia and Hannah Dix, mother and daughter, contacted us about having an oil painting. They wanted one created of their beautiful horse called Chino. I spoke to Olivia on the telephone a number of times at the start of the process. We chatted about the kind of photos required for an…

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Great Dane Pet Portrait


Welcome to our latest Great Dane pet portrait. Jennifer, from Florida USA, emailed to see if we would be able to create a painting of her two Great Danes. She wanted to commission it as a birthday gift for a her husband. We were delighted and asked Jennifer to send photos of her dogs, along with ideas of the kind…

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Spaniel Oil Portrait


Welcome to our Spaniel oil portrait of Wilf.  Steve contacted us asking if we would be able to paint his gorgeous spaniel Wilf who had sadly passed away. Steve’s first email was wonderful. We really appreciated his words and were thrilled to hear he loved our artwork in both mediums. ……I’m hoping you maybe wiling to take on a commission…

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Rhodesian Ridgeback Oil Painting


Welcome to Nicholas latest Rhodesian Ridgeback Oil Painting. This portrait will be a very special surprise for our clients wife as a birthday surprise! The Rhodesian Ridgebacks are called Maddie and Amber and  the portrait is a traditionally hand painted oil on Italian Linen canvas in fine grain at 21 x 21 inches. We worked closely with Neil in taking just the…

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Oil Portraits – Tilly


Welcome to the story of the oil portraits painting of Tilly. Nicholas painted this beautiful portrait of Tilly for our client Diane. Tilly’s oil painting was created to 14 x 11 size in traditional oils on Italian linen fine grain canvas. If you scroll further down, you will be able to see all of the stages in progress of the oil…

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Horse Oil Painting of Remy


Welcome to the horse oil painting of Remy and his story. Remy’s horse oil painting was commissioned by a returning client, Marianne, from Canada. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you will see there three horse portraits Nicholas painted a few years ago. Marianne had a new horse she wanted Nicholas to paint at the same…

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Corgi Pet Portraits


Welcome to our Corgi Pet Portraits oil painting of Thomas. Nicholas has been working really hard on his latest Corgi pet portraits painting, which you can see below. Thomas, the Corgi in question, has been traditionally hand painted in oils by Nicholas on Italian Linen canvas at 12 x 10 size. Thomas headed over to Massachusetts to very happy clients as…

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Horse Portrait of Inca


This is Nicholas’ latest painting, a horse portrait of Inca in oils, is beautiful. Jamie emailed us in 2017 to find out if we would be able to paint his wife’s event horse. The horse is called Shannondale Inca, by way of a 60th birthday present in October. Unfortunately we were fully booked as we have a fairly long commissions…

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Dog Portrait of Leon


Welcome to our latest dog portrait of Leon painted by Nicholas Beall. He has to be one of our favourite dogs that we have portrayed this year. Just look into his eyes soulful eyes! Are they gorgeous! Richard and his wife Chantal from Crete emailed to ask if Nicholas would paint Leon for them. Richard describes Leon … “He is extremely clever,…

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Pet Portrait of Amber


Welcome to the pet portrait of Amber. Richard emailed in August 2017 to arrange a portrait as a Christmas gift for his wife of their labradoodle. We do love organised clients! Richard took a number of lovely photos of Amber in their garden. He had a particular favourite of Amber that he wanted Nicholas to portray. Ambers painting is an…

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Pet Portrait of Agarn


Welcome to the Pet Portrait of Agarn! The portrait was commissioned by our client Bill in the USA. It was to be a complete surprise for his husband at Christmas 2017. We worked closely with Bill to create the perfect composition of Agarn. Bill wanted the portrait to show Agarn in their living room and so using a few new…

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Horse Portrait of Radley


Welcome to our latest commission, a horse portrait of Radley. The painting, by Nicholas, is a 14 x 11 oil on Italian Linen Canvas. Our client Richard emailed asking if we would be able to portray his partners horse Radley.  Sadly Radley wasn’t with us any longer, so we need to work with the photos Richard already had. Richard sent…

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Pet Portraits of Marley and Nohea


Welcome to the two beautiful pet portraits of Marley and Nohea! Our client Polly emailed us in 2017. She asked if we would be able to portray her two beloved dogs who had sadly passed away. She wanted oil paintings as the centre piece in her home to remember both dogs by. Polly had two favourite photos and we were…

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Pet Portrait of Lance an Entlebucher Mountain Dog


Welcome to the Pet Portrait of Lance an Entlebucher mountain dog! Jennifer contacted in 2017 and wanted to commission a painting of her partners dog Lance who is an Entlebucher mountain dog. Jenifer had a wonderful photo of Lance. He was sitting on their deck covered in sawdust after they had been cutting wood fixing the deck. We did a number…

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Pet Portrait of Vinnie


Welcome to the pet portrait of Vinnie! Isn’t he gorgeous! I have added a scan along with a detail of the painting too so our readers can see him up close. The portrait was commissioned by a returning client Katherine for a special birthday celebration. As a result it was to be a complete surprise to the recipient. The portrait…

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Pet Portrait of Tobey


Welcome to the pet portrait of Tobey! Chuck and his wife Gaye wanted a portrait of their beautiful spaniel called Tobey. Chuck actually called us while we were in our car on errands, and he was at a stop light also in his car travelling near his home in the USA. We had a brief chat on the phone and…

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Oil Portrait of Maco, Rex & Rosie


Welcome to the Oil Portrait of Maco, Rex & Rosie. Our client Katie contacted us asking if Nicholas could paint their dogs for birthday surprise. Katie inlisted her daughters helping in taking photos. She took a number of fantastic photos of the dogs in their garden on a sunny day. Taking a variety of photos of the dogs all together they too took…

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Pet Portrait of Cinega


Welcome to the Pet Portrait of Cinega. Karen emailed to ask if we would be able to paint a portrait of Cinega for her husbands birthday. The deadline was pretty tight but we had the portrait there in time for faming and then presenting to her husband on his special day. The painting is a 12 x 10 oil on Italian…

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Pet Portrait of Les and Alfie


Welcome to the Pet Portrait of Les and Alfie. Kerrie and her mum emailed us to see if we would be able to paint a portrait of Kerrie’s dad and their dearly missed and much loved dog Alfie. They had seen a portrait Nicholas painted of a man with his dog on a boat on our website and hoped we…

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Cat Portrait of Frankie Blue Eyes


Welcome to our cat portrait of Frankie Blue Eyes. You can see immediately why Frankie was called Frankie blue Eyes. He was a Snowshoe Siamese Cat and was commissioned by returning clients. Sadly Frankie passed away and so we are honoured to be able to portray him. Our clients can remember his wonderful character and personality along with his beautiful colouring…

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Dog Oil Portrait of Ted


Welcome to the latest dog oil portrait of Ted. Nicola, a returning client from Cardiff, commissioned a portrait of Ted the Dachshund in oils on canvas. She wanted it to match portraits she commissioned of her other Dachshund at this age.  The portrait is 14 x 14 size on canvas. It was the perfect shape to work with a photo…

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Dog Pet Portrait of Yogi


Welcome to our Dog Pet Portrait of Yogi. Client Shane from Canada, emailed to ask if we would paint a portrait of their Bernese mountain dog called Yogi. We were thrilled and Nicholas was really looking forward to putting brush to canvas. Shane wanted to surprise his wife with the painting as a special gift for her and his family.…

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Horse Oil Portrait of Jubilee and Trinity 


Welcome to our horse oil portrait of Jubilee and Trinity.  Clive and his wife were moving out of the country and so had to sell their two treasured horses Jubilee and trinity. They decided that they would have an oil painting of them to remember them by. They took plenty of photos of each horse for us and we designed…

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Oil Pet Portrait of Lucky


Welcome to the Oil Pet Portrait of Lucky. Our client Ita, is a returning client and has commissioned oil paintings from us in previous years. This particular commission was to be a surprise gift to a close friend of their King Charles Spaniel called Lucky. The oil painting is a 12 x 12 inches painting by Nicholas Beall. It has…

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Dog Oil Painting of Lily


Welcome to our dog oil painting of Lily, painted by Nicholas. The portrait is a 12 x 10 inches portrait and was painted as a graduation gift for a returning client. I have add Janes initial email below. We always remember our clients. Although we have to be honest, we have been pet portrait artists professionally for over 20 years and we…

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Horse Oil Painting of Artu


Welcome to the Horse Oil Painting of Artu. Returning client Gill called our studio to arrange an oil painting of her daughter horse called Artu for her birthday. Bella’s  birthday date was fairly close, however we just managed to get the portrait complete and sent to Gill the day before the birthday. It was painted using traditional oils on Italian…

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Oil Dog Portrait of Mr Bones


Welcome to our Oil Dog Portrait of Mr Bones. Our client Sarah, USA, commissioned an oil portrait of her sons sadly much loved and very much missed dog called Mr Bones… ……This is Mr. Bones…my son Walker’s dog. He had to put him to sleep a couple of weeks ago and he was his love. Well..he does love his wife.…

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Dachshund Oil Painting of Lily


Welcome to our Dachshund oil painting of Lilly.  The portrait of Lilly was commission by returning client Nicola from Cardiff. Nicolas has commissioned many oil paintings for over the years of her dogs and horses. She has four gorgeous Dachshunds called Harry, Mia, Lilly and Ted and they have also all had their portraits done from early puppy hood to…

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Oil Painting of Amber


Welcome to the oil painting of Amber. The oil painting was commissioned by a returning client, Una. At the same time she also commissioned an oil painting of her horse Chico. You can see Chico’s painting in more detail on our dedicated blog post, horse oil painting of Chico. The painting of Amber is a 51″ x 16″ and it…

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Horse Oil Painting of Chico


Welcome to our Horse Oil Painting of Chico. Chico was commissioned by returning clients and Unable asked Nicholas to paint not only the portrait of Chico but an oil painting of her Labrador too.  You can also see the oil painting of Amber, the second portrait Una commissioned. We have a full blog post with lots of photos on our Oil…

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Horse Oil Portrait of Gypsy


Welcome to the horse oil portrait of Gypsy. The painting of Gypsy is absolutely stunning and was commissioned for a birthday surprise. It is an 18 x 14 traditional oil painting on Italian Linen Canvas. Nicholas paints his backgrounds in a vary natural and realistic way, using subtle colours and tones to compliment the subject. This painting really depicts the…

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Oil Pet Portrait of Sonny


Welcome to our oil pet portrait of Sonny.  Gill contacted us requesting a portrait of their collie Sonny as a special birthday surprise for her husband. This was Gills initial email to us… …..Our Welsh Border Collie, Sonny, has just died at the ripe old age of nearly 17. It is my husband, Rob’s 50th birthday coming up. I would…

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Horse Pet Portrait of Ariel


Welcome to our Horse Pet Portrait of Ariel. We received a wonderful email from Eleanor who asked if we would paint a portrait of their horse. It was to be for her mums Christmas gift. You can read one of Eleanor’s initial emails to us below.   Melanie and Nicholas, I’ve been looking for someone to do a portrait of…

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Cat Portrait of Ginger and Maggie


Welcome to the cat portrait of Ginger and Maggie.  Irene contacted us to see if we could create an oil painting of her two cats Ginger and Maggie. Sadly Ginger passed away suddenly Irene sent us this beautiful email which you can read below. We often hear about our clients visiting our website daily and weekly watching everything that we…

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Horse Oil Portrait of Kewlia


Welcome to the beautiful horse oil portrait of Kewlia. Rosemary called our studio to find out if Nicholas would be able to portray her daughters horse as a surprise birthday gift. We were delighted to speak to Rosemary on the phone and asked for photos of Kewlia via email. We received lots wonder photos although Rosemary had one particular favourite…

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Oil Dog Portrait of Zizou, Gingko & Rover


Welcome to the Oil Dog Portrait of Zizou, Gingko & Rover. Nicholas completed a stunning painting at 30 x 24 in oils on Italian Linen canvas late last year. The dogs are Rover, (grandfather now deceased), Zizou, 8yrs (son of Rover and uncle of Gingko) and finally Gingko, 3yrs, (grandson of Rover and nephew of Zizou). All are working gundogs of a…

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Dog Oil Portrait of Maggie and Max


Welcome to the Dog Oil Portrait of Maggie and Max. We received this wonderful initial email form Kevin, which laid out his requirements extremely well. We love it when clients have an idea of the kind of portrait they would like. It gives us a much better idea as to how to create a design for them upon our reply.…

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Dog Portrait in Oil of Georgie


Welcome to the dog portrait in oil of Georgie! The portrait of Georgie was commissioned as a retirement present for Jane, UK. It was arranged by Alannah who emailed…. …The recipient will be a lady called Jane Barrie and her dog is called Georgie. These pictures are being paid for by a variety of people. They will be given to…

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Cat Oil Portrait of Puff


Welcome to the cat oil portrait of Puff.  Kristin emailed enquiring about the process of having a pet portrait of their cat painted. This was one of Kristin’s initial emails to us…. Hi Melanie, thanks for your fast response! I have attached a photo, let me know if it works. The portrait is for my husband, I bought him this…

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Horse Oil Portrait of Leah


Welcome to the Horse Oil Portrait of Leah. June Foster emailed to find out if we would be able to create  portrait of her daughters horse for a very special up and coming birthday. June’s initial email was as follows… ….I  have seen on your website and that you paint and draw horse portraits. I’ve attached a few photos of…

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Horse Oil Painting of Ballycastle King


Welcome to the stunning horse oil painting of Ballycastle King. Ted, a returning client commissioned Nicholas to paint his horse Ballycastle King in oils. The oil painting was commissioned at 30 x 20 inches. It was painted on Italian Linen canvas made bespoke using Tulip hardwood stretcher bars. Ted wanted a head study of Ballycastle King, but with it also depicting their family…

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Oil Pet Portrait of Boomer


Welcome to our Oil Pet Portraits – Dog Portraits Oil painting of Boomer. The oil painting of Boomer was traditionally hand painted by Nicholas Beall on professionally stretched gallery wrapped linen canvas. You can view Boomers dedicated gallery page on our dog portraits website by heading over to his page Oil Pet Portraits. Oil Pet Portraits – Dog Portraits Oil…

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Oil Pet Portrait of Misty


Here is the oil pet portrait of Misty the King Charles Spaniel. Our client commissioned the oil painting as a surprise gift. Heather Budsworth was the lucky recipient. If you scroll down you can see lots more photos and more information about the oil painting commission. We hope you enjoy reading about Misty…. Oil Pet Portrait of Misty – Happy…

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Oil Pet Portrait of Jack


Here is the final scan of Jack’s 12 x 12 oil pet portrait. Jack is a very much loved and missed family pet. The oil painting was completed for a client in the USA. He is giving the portrait as a gift, so we hope that the recipient is thrilled. The portrait has been framed in the curved gold line moulding…

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Horse Oil Portrait of Schnapps


Here is the Horse Oil Portrait of Schnapps! Iain got in tough as you can read from the email below asking if they could commission a portrait of their stunning horse Schnapps who sadly they lost the previous year. Hello – we are looking to have an Oil Portrait commissioned of a beloved horse which we lost last year. Unfortunately…

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Dog Portrait of Patsy


Welcome to our dog portrait of Patsy, traditionally hand painted in oils by Nicholas Beall. Our clients Harlan Crow and family, have commissioned three oil paintings in total. They have them displayed in their beautiful home in the USA. You can see them all together and read testimonials on our dedicated Happy Client Photos page. The family wanted a portrait…

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Bull Dog Puppy Portrait of Otis


Welcome to our Bull Dog Puppy Portrait of Otis. This portrait was commission day returning clients in the USA. Harlan Crow and his family wanted an oil painting of their beautiful Bull Dog Called Otis.  The family took lots of photos fo Otis in their garden. They then also supplied us with a photo of their lake in the grounds…

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Sheltie Pet Portrait


Here is the beautiful Sheltie Pet Portrait of Joey. Nicholas put the final touches to it yesterday and it was dry enough to scan this morning. The painting is an 18 x 14 oil on linen canvas. It has also been painted on our new brand of canvases that we are using. They are beautiful, high quality canvases and perfect for our bespoke…

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Horse Oil Painting of Merchant of Dubai


Welcome to the horse oil painting of Merchant of Dubai, traditionally hand painted in oils by Nicholas. The portrait was commissioned by returning cleint Richard Lobban as a surprise present for his father. They emailed us the perfect photo to use for the oil painting and Nicholas was delighted. photos are absolutely key in creating a good portrait and this…

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Horse Oil Portrait of Amosite


Here is the horse oil portrait of Amosite. Mark commissioned an oil painting of their horse Amosite, to give his wife as a birthday surprise. The oil painting is 20 x 16 and was painted in oils on linen canvas by Nicholas. I have collated below the final scan, the framed images and a few of the stages of the painting…

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Horse Oil Painting of CC Top


Welcome to our latest horse oil painting of CC Top. Our client Jeanne is originally from Norway, however she is now living in the Isle of Man. Jeanne commissioned an oil painting of her Son in Laws horse called CC Top for his brithday. Her son in law, a show jumper, lives in Norway and so the painting was to…

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Cat Portrait of Milly & Molly


Here is the beautiful cat portrait of Milly & Molly! Alan and Amanda commissioned Nicholas to create an oil painting of their cats also framed too. The portrait is 26 x 14 in size and Nicholas painted it on bespoke sized Italian Linen canvas. Alan and Amanda also commissioned a painting of their previous cat Purdy same time. You can…

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Cat Oil Portrait of Purdy


Welcome to the Cat Oil Portrait of Purdy. Our clients Alan and Amanda commissioned two oil paintings of their cats. The first is of Purdy who had sadly passed away. They wanted to get an oil painting as a wonderful reminder for them. The portrait of Purdy is an oil on Italian Linen at 12 x 10 in size. Alan and…

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Oil Pet Portrait of Chow Murphy


Welcome to our latest oil pet portrait of Chow Murphy. The oil painting of Murphy was commissioned by a returning client in the USA and its always a pleasure to work with him again! Gary has asked Nicholas to paint many portraits of their animals over the years and we are always delighted to hear frorm him. Gary commissioned a…

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Dog Portraits – Beagle Oil Pet Portrait


Welcome to Dog Portraits – Beagle Oil Pet Portrait which is now completely finished. Christopher the Beagle passed away at the great age of 16. Owners Dwayne and Jo Floyd (USA) wanted to remember their Beagle every day by having an oil portrait of him for their family room in their home. Furthermore, they wanted their whole family to enjoy…

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Bull Dog Pet Portrait of Remington


Welcome to our final scan of the Bull Dog Pet Portrait of Remington! Pattie and Tom from Hawaii, commissioned Nicholas to create an oil painting of their stunning Bulldog Remington. Remi passed away very suddenly which was devastating for the family. Tom and Pattie emailed a photos of Remi and Nicholas found the perfect pose to paint from in their…

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Oil Dog Portrait of Wilson


Here is the oil Dog Portrait of Wilson. Debbie White emailed lots of photos of their wonderful dog called Wison. He was a black Labrador and loved bing in the water. Debbie has seen some other paintings Nicholas has completed with dogs in water and in a river and felt this would be a great idea of her portrait. She…

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