Commissions & Pet Portraits - Make a Booking Deposit
Memories are Priceless
I adore painting peoples beloved pets. Pets are such an important part of our lives - they are part of the family. Its so lovely to capture their unique personality and character in a personalised piece of art. I know a pet portrait is a luxury but for a pet a lover it provides a timeless and priceless memory of their best friend.
Its all about Character
I capture the character and personality of each individual pet in my paintings. For me its really important that the finished painting is not only executed to a very high professional standard, but it must also capture the character and essence of the pet. I paint all my portraits directly from photos so my customers can choose the photo that best reflects the pose, character or antics of their unique pet.
My style of Painting
I paint my portraits in watercolour using a distinctive, loose and fresh style. I adore the freshness of watercolour – particularly the soft and contemporary compositions you can achieve in this magical medium. My paintings are full of life and lightness. I use a signature palette of vibrant pinks, turquoises, purples and blues in all my paintings. I want my paintings to make people smile and be happy!
Quality is key. I only provide my customers with the finished portrait once I’m 100% satisfied with the completed work. I am professionally trained and have over 30 years of painting animals. I only use the highest quality watercolours (best quality for colour pigment and longevity) on 300lb Fabriano Artistico watercolour paper. My finished paintings are professionally framed by Appleton’s in Dublin.
An Ideal Gift
A bespoke pet portrait makes a truly unique gift. It can be a great idea for somebody that loves or loved their pet. They make the perfect Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary or Christmas gift. If you don’t have a photo of somebody elses pet or are not sure which photo to go with, fear not! I also offer Gift Vouchers to enable to you gift the portrait such that the pet owner can personally select their favourite photo for the painting.
Get a Quote
If you have any questions regarding commissioning Gill to create a stunning bespoke piece of art especially for you, simply click on the contact page and get in touch. Gill would love to hear from you! Gill accepts requests to create bespoke paintings of people, pets and animals.
The Booking Deposit
This booking deposit secures your order. The deposit is non-refundable once Gill has started to create your portrait. The deposit is taken off the balance of the final amount payable. The balance remaining is not payable until you painting is ready to ship.