pet portrait

Pet Portraits

Transform your favorite pet photo into a beautiful work of art.

dog pet portrait

I have been drawing animals for over 20 years. I have been commissioned by clients both in the UK and abroad.

As the owner of a cat who stole my heart, I know the importance of capturing the essence of your furry friend. I will create a realistic drawing from your pets photo to capture their character and beauty to the finest detail.. I am usually commissioned to draw cats, dogs & horses, but I will draw any animal.  I really enjoyed a previous commission of a snake! 

To get started, simply send me your favorite photo.

You may like a head portrait, a full body drawing, or perhaps you’d like your pet drawn all snuggly in their favorite place.  Whichever you choose, I just need one good quality photo from you to work from.  For further information and the process of ordering a commission, see the information below. If you have any further questions, or if you would like to discuss a commission, please get in touch from my contact page or send an email to me at

Pet Portrait Prices

A5, A4 & A3 are the IMAGE size, the drawing is on larger paper to allow you to frame / crop to your preference.  If you have a specific size request or additional subjects, this can be discussed and quoted accordingly.  

The artwork is supplied un-mounted and unframed. If you would like me to frame the artwork for you, this can be done!  Just let me know and we can discuss this option.

UK delivery – Tracked and Signed £10

International delivery – Prices vary, please contact me for a price. 

I always endeavor to capture your pets personality, with true attention to detail. 

View some of my previous commissions below, including the reference photo for comparison. 

Commission Information

Pet photos

High resolution digital photos are best, and most camera phone’s these days are good enough, but bear in mind it must be in focus and show enough detail for me to work from.  The more detail that is visible in the photo the better will be the finished drawing.  Feel free to send me a selection of photos and I can guide you to which photo is the best to use a reference. 


I don’t usually require a deposit,  I ask for payment once the drawing is complete.  However, I may request a non-refundable 50% deposit, ie for particularly large drawings or multiple subjects 


Commissioned artworks may take a few weeks to complete.  Sometimes I am available for a quicker turn around, if you have a specific date for a special occasion, then just get in touch and i’ll let you know if it is possible. 

The Process

Once the photo has been decided I create a draft. This usually involves editing out any background that is not required and positioning it on the paper size that has been chosen.  If there is more than one subject, I’ll suggest some layouts and options at this time.  This can help you visualize the finished piece and work out what size and composition you prefer.  Any changes you wish can be made until you are happy with the draft.


Once the artwork is complete and providing you are 100% happy, I ask you for the full payment.  This can be paid by bank transfer, UK Cheque, or PayPal. For overseas PayPal transactions there is an additional surcharge. 


Delivery is by Special Delivery and is fully insured.  You are also welcome to collect if you are local to Nottingham. 

For orders overseas – Prices vary, please ask me for a quote. 


Reproduction and publishing rights for all artwork remain with Marie Brown and images must not be copied, reproduced or published in any form without her permission.  Commissioned images may be used for promotional purposes, for sales as prints, greetings cards, gift items etc.

The Pet Gallery

This gallery displays my latest and previous pet drawings, all drawn from photographs. 

Click on the images to enlarge. 

Pets in colour

I mostly work in graphite pencil for commissioned artworks, but I have been asked on a number of occasions to create an artwork in colour.

Here are some previous commissions in either pastel or watercolour. 

Click on the images to enlarge.

pet portrait work in progress

The purr-fect gift for you or your loved one.

Whether it’s to celebrate or remember your pet, or as a unique gift for a friend or a relative, a custom drawing creates a memory that lasts forever.  If you are interested in commissioning your own pet portrait, or if you have any questions,  just get in touch! 

Keep up to date with my latest work on my Facebook & Instagram pages.