Stunning professional artwork of people or pets from your photos by portrait artist David Gilchrist


portraits from photos

Fine Art Portrait Artist Painting and Drawings
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 Created by hand in the UK

and makes a perfect gift

Cherish your precious memories with a unique fine artwork

portrait painting  or drawing created 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.

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 Take a look at my galleries 
pastel portraits from £195
oil paintings from £300
pencil portraits from £120
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Do you need a professional portrait artist to paint or draw a special portrait for you ?

I have many years experience working from my clients photographs .

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 created 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 artist and I create  portrait paintings for local customers in Glasgow and also throughout Scotland and the  UK , including London, Manchester, Birmingham , using royal mail next day special delivery post .


Pet  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 created 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 portrait artist 
upload your image and I can advise you on your photo`s suitability for a great artwork



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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Get in Touch

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to get in touch for portraits info., prices etc

or upload your photo and I can advise if it is

suitable to work from

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