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…

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…

Pencil Pet Portrait of Jenson, Liffy and Forest


Welcome to the pencil pet portrait of Jenson, Liffy and Forest. They are three beautiful Flatcoated retriever – who I absolutely adore to draw. The portrait was commissioned by Gill, a returning client. It was to be a surprise for her very good friend Mandy – also a client of mine. I have drawn a number of flat coated retrievers…

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…

Happy Clients Alan and Amanda!


Welcome to our blog post alll about the two portraits of Milly, Molly and Purdy from happy clients Alan and Amanda. We were consequently thrilled to receive these photos from clients Alan and Amanda. The portraits are of Milly & Molly and Purdy in situ in their home! If you would like to see a video of the paintings, head…

Video of Milly & Molly & Purdy


Here is the video of Video of Milly & Molly & Purdy. You may have already see the paintings of the cats on their respective pages. Also the posts about happy cleints! I will add links below to them. I hope you enjoy watching the video of the frame cat portraits. You can see Milly and Molly’s Portrait on their…

Happy Clients


More Happy Clients photos! Alan, the owner of Milly & Molly and Purdy, came to collect his portraits from our Art Studio. It was great to meet him and we were was so happy he was thrilled with the paintings. We hope that his wife Amanda will be too. I took a quick photo of both Alan and Nick along with the paintings…

Pencil drawing of Junji and Daisy


Here is my pencil drawing of Junji and Daisy. Wendy and Malcom contacted me from Hong Kong. They asked if I would be able to draw their two French Bull Dogs Junji and Daisy. I was of course delighted and thrilled to get started designing the portrait for them. They requested to have both Junji and Daisy in the portrait…

Jack, Mia and Harry and a Happy Client!


Here are Jack, Mia and Harry and a Happy Client Nicola! Nicola commissioned the portraits of Jack the horse in 2014. Also she commissioned two smaller paintings at the same time of her Dachshunds Mia and Harry. We were thrilled when Nicola visited our Art Studio to collect her portraits. Nicola lives in South wales so its not too far for…

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…

Pencil Pet Portrait of Rufus


Welcome to my Pencil Pet Portrait of Rufus. The drawing was commission at 14 x 14 size by Jane and her daughter Emma as a special birthday surprise. The portrait was for Janes husband and of course Emma’s dad. Emma emailed me as soon as she saw the final scan of the drawing… Dear Melanie My mum forwarded me the…

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…

Welcome to our NEW ART STUDIO!


Welcome to our new art studio! We are now up and running in our new pet portraits art studio. Today we can reveal photos of what it is like inside! It has been a long process to make sure everything is absolutely perfect for our working environment. It’s now all complete and a wonderful place to paint and draw! For our clients…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…