oil paintings , pastel drawings and pencil drawings from your photos 
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Authentic dog portraits
by artist David Gilchrist

  pet portrait art by hand from your special photo images
created in

please note I dont supply frames

oil painting on canvas
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oil paintings from £300
 pastel drawing
on pastel paper / card
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pastel portraits from £195

pencil drawing on art paper
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pencil portraits from £120
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Looking for a dog artist ?
 Your pet`s likeness and character produced in realistic detail
professional dog portraits make a perfect gift for any dog lover

I can create a personal art piece from your photo, creating portraits
from the eyes  (which it is said are the windows to the soul )
to nose and mouth giving your pet its unique expressions you love.
your pet`s coat is depicted as in your picture,
copying the detailed texture of shadow and highlights and colour that make your dog unique.

 portraits of pets created including dogs of any breed including Labrador Retriever,  Cocker Spaniel, Bulldog, and Dachund 

also cats, horses etc. providing your photo is suitable for me to work from

Great care is taken to ensure accuracy to photo is maintained throughout

but please note that it will look lifeless unless it has the magic of artistic expression given by the artist

in every dog or puppy portrait artwork from your special photographs.

not cheap digital prints created on a computer - only real artwork by hand using traditional materials

and you get the original artist dog artwork delivered to you

You need a good clear photo to ensure the best results
It is essential that I see all the details clearly to paint or draw properly

  fuzzy out of focus pictures will not give you the results you would expect
and I must see all photos to make sure they will be suitable for producing a work of art of a high standard

that you will love hanging in your home or office.

you can send your photos to me by email

or use the upload form

all the details are on my contact page,

David Gilchrist Glasgow, Scotland, UK

why not commission Dog Artist Portraits  from me today

 painted or drawn by hand from your special image

stunning pet artwork that makes an uplifting gift for any occasion

get in touch for info and a price list today 

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Pastel portraits are the least well known and pastels look like  chalk sticks and are applied to the paper surface like chalks and are sprayed with a fixative to keep from smudging.

These pastel drawings have a velvety texture and look to them and are favoured by many artists for portraits and the pastels can be blended to many subtle shades for eyes hair ,fur etc.  

pastel dog portraits are drawn in Glasgow UK from your special photos to give a wonderful likeness and will make a fabulous gift for a friend.

See sample pets  portraits on the pastel portraits gallery page.

Drawings are on heavy pastel paper and come with a free backing board and card surround mount ready for framing your  pastel drawing. You need a good clear photo to show details to be copied to your pastel  artwork.



Each pencil portrait is expertly drawn onto heavy grade art paper in a realistic portrait style taking many hours to achieve wonderful results that can be seen in  portraits from this busy dog artist.

Conte drawing pencils are used on the bigger artworks giving rich dark shadows and good contrast while the smaller drawings benefit from  conte and  other art pencils that give fine detailed results you will love.

Each pencil portrait in my normal sizes has a free card surround mount and a backing board is supplied as standard ready to frame.

A good clear photograph is required for a superior result .

Email me your photo and i`ll let you know if it is suitable, and ask for your free quote 

Get in Touch

 go to contact page

to get in touch for portraits info., prices etc

or upload your photo and I can advise if it is

suitable to work from


Ordering your dog portrait

I need to make sure the quality of your photo is ok before I ask for a deposit.


1  send your email from contact page ( add your photo ) i will then let you know if your photograph is ok and give a quote


 payment is online by paypal

2  you let me know you want to go ahead and  ill email you a paypal invoice for  30% deposit payment from your  credit card or bank account to start your artwork

( you may need a paypal account )

3  I then send you a preview photograph of the finished painting before final payment by paypal


fast delivery

finished art is posted by royal mail next day delivery in UK

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