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portraits from photos
pencil portraits from photos
painted portraits from photos

Stunning professional artwork  from your photos by portrait artist David Gilchrist

People and Pet Portraits UK

sorry no new artwork due to illness untill further notice 


Fine Art Portrait Artist Paintings and Drawings
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oil portraits from photos
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pencil portraits from photos
David Gilchrist

 Created by hand in the UK and makes a perfect gift

Cherish your precious memories with a unique fine artwork portrait painting  or drawing made from your image


Scottish artist, Glasgow

a specialist portrait artist using traditional materials and methods. a unique addition for your home or office for you to treasure always.

get in touch for your price list or more info.

portraits from photos
pastel portraits from photos
portraits from photos

Do you need a portrait artist to create a personal portrait or dog portrait  ?

I have many years experience working from my clients photographs using the best traditional materials.

you can contact me for more details about my portraits
all my portrait prices are available to view

Take a look at the samples of my work  on my website gallery pages, there are many artworks on show
All of my portrait artist artworks are bespoke by hand using traditional materials and methods.
I use only the highest quality artist-grade materials to create superior results that will last for years in your home or office.

Oil painting portraits from photos

The artist`s oil portrait painting from photos are painted by hand on high quality, stretched cotton canvas 

using Winsor & Newton’s latest Griffin Alkyd Quick Drying Oil Colour that is resistant to yellowing and cracking with age.

Custom drawings from photos 

Drawing pencil portraits from photos using black art Conte pencil on textured paper will result in a detailed finish with a textured appearance.

Pastel hand drawn portraits from photos UK
Pastel portraits from photos have a velvet finish and are excellent for getting good blending for  shadows and highlights on skin , hair and fur etc.

Great attention is paid to getting a good realistic likeness to the photo and bringing out the personality and character of the subject.


I am a Glasgow painter and I create  portraits for local customers in Glasgow and also throughout Scotland and the  UK , including London, Manchester, Birmingham , using royal mail next day special delivery post .



Hi David,

Just to let you know I have framed the 3 drawings and they look super - thank you very much I am delighted with them - have a good Christmas - regards,

 Margaret Burns


Hi David

Thank you for the picture of my mum, it initially brought tears but it is such a beautiful resemblance to her it gives us all pleasure and comfort to look at it

Thank You

Denise Thompson


Hi David,

Just wanted to say how pleased I am with the portrait you did of our dog Charlie.

I am going to put it in a frame for my husband for Christmas and I`m sure he`ll love it.

Thank you once again.

Pat Wheeler

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Dog  Portraits
From Photos

visit my pet portraits page for details of my authentic pet artist portraits  painted or drawn by hand from your special image

artwork that makes an uplifting gift for any occasion 

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People and pets portraits from photos crafted by hand 
You need good clear photographs for artist portraits that will shine !
As an artist I am only able to draw or paint the details I can see, so a good clear photo is an essential to give you the best results from this craftsman
upload your image and I can advise you on your photo`s suitability for a great artwork

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