Pencil Portrait of Non and Stanley


Here is my pencil portrait of Non and Stanley, two gorgeous collie dogs. Esyllt got in contact in 2014 to find out if I could draw her two collies as a surprise for her husband on his birthday. She emailed some wonderful photos to work with and also told me all about them and their characters. Esyllt was thrilled and…

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The New Studio is DONE!


The New Studio is DONE! Some of our regular followers and clients will know that we have been a little quiet on our blog in the last couple of weeks. We have been working extremely hard on renovating our new studio. Getting it ready to work in has taken a while. It’s now finished, we are back to work on our first…

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Oil Pet Portrait of Chow Murphy


Welcome to the oil pet portrait of Chow Murphy. the oil painting of Chow Murphy was commissioned by a returning client in the USA. Gary has asked Nicholas to paint many portraits of their animals over the years and we are always delighted to hear form him. Gary commissioned a  20 x 16 inch portrait in oils on Italian Linen canvas.…

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Pencil Portrait of Reilly


Here is my Pencil Portrait of Reilly. Catherine emailed in 2014 to see if I would be able to draw their beautiful Pointer Reilly as a gift for her husband to be. She wanted to give the portrait  on their wedding day. I often complete wedding portraits of clients pets, they are really lovely gifts. Previous clients have also taken…

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Exciting news revealed…..


Exciting news revealed today!! Some of our clients may know we are currently working in a lovely studio in our cottage. We renovated the upstairs of our cottage a few years ago. We revealed the old stone wall, oak beams and wooden floor which turned into a wonderful place to work. During that time we purchased a large pavilion shed. We had…

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Pet Portrait of Kojak the Rottweiler


Here are the final photos of Kojak! Nick has done an absolutely stunning job on this painting. Its been a long time in the making and worth every minute, the attention to detail is amazing. The subject looks very three dimensional within the canvas and this might show in the photos but I think its something that really comes across…

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Cat Portrait of Nina and Smasher


Here is my cat portrait of Nina and Smasher. Fred Nash got in touch as he wanted to commission a portrait of his nieces two cats. It was to be a surprise gift for her. Fred was a returning client of mine and therefore I was thrilled to be working with him again. Fred only had access to a select…

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Happy Client Photos!


Here are some happy client photos! Nicholas painted the most handsome Bulldog in 2014 for a lovely family in Hawaii. You can see the painting of Remington on his dedicated page Bulldog Pet Portraits. The portrait was painted by Nicholas in oils on Italian Linen canvas and our clients were thrilled. Pattie, pictured below said… You have captured his essence,…

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Pencil Portrait of Horses and Sheep


Welcome to my Pencil Portrait of Horses and Sheep. The two horses and one sheep in question are called Nancy, Doris and Swift. Joan, our returning client who is based in Australia commissioned it especially for her mum in north Wales. As the recipient was so close to us, we delivered the portrait ourselves. It’s always fantastic to meet our clients…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Jenkins


Welcome to my Pencil Pet Portrait of Jenkins. Mr Jenkins was a fabulous horse, owned by Jo’s father. This portrait was very special to my client and you can read one of Jo’s very first emails to me….   Morning Melanie, The photo you have chosen to use is great, excuse the plaits!! I know you must see some stunning…

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Dog Portraits – Beagle Oil Pet Portrait


Welcome to Dog Portraits – Beagle Oil Pet Portrait which is now completely finished. Our oil painting of Christopher the Beagle was traditionally hand painted by professional dog portrait artist Nicholas Beall. It took between 9 to 12 days painting full time. Nicholas’ oil portrait was painted on professionally stretched Italian Linen Canvas using traditional Windsor and Newton oils. Christopher…

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Bull Dog Pet Portrait of Remington


Here is the final scan of Remington! Pattie and Tom from Hawaii, commissioned Nicholas to create an oil painting of their stunning Bulldog Remington. Sadly Remi passed away very suddenly and both tom and Pattie were devastated. They emailed a few photos of Remi and Nicholas found the perfect pose to paint from in their selection. The portrait is an oil…

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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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Melanie & Nicholas Pet Portraits & Art Studio Blog Intro


Welcome to our Melanie & Nicholas Pet Portraits & Art Studio Blog Intro 2014! Our Art Studio Blog is primarily aimed at our clients and prospective clients. We hope that you enjoy the portrait stories that we post. Stories about our pet portraits in both pencil and oil. As some of our long time readers may already know we have been…

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