Dog Portraits

oil paintings , pastel drawings and pencil drawings from your photos of people and pets
dog portraits

artist dog portraits from your photos

created by hand in the UK using traditional artist materials
here is a sample selection of my
custom portraits 

 artist dog portraits created by hand


Original carefully hand painted or hand drawn portrait artwork of people and pets make fantastic gifts from photos for birthdays, anniversaries, xmas,etc - order my art  portraits paintings or drawings of your dogs today !

pets are a great delight
to many and a pet painting or drawing created in the UK. is a lovely thought for a friend or relative or as a treat for yourself  direct from this artist .who paints dogs to order

 realistic  hand painted animal portraits

in oil colour, pastel, or pencil in the United Kingdom 
from your special photographs of cherished animals .


have a true likeness of your friend created for you showing the character of your beloved pet

 my portraits are available as painted art  on canvas from your photos or hand drawn b&w pencil portraits  and also  drawings in colour pastels, from a professional dog artist with many years experience working from clients images .​

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Each dog picture is carefully crafted by hand in UK

from high quality professional artists materials for best results that will last many generations.

all dog art captures your pets photo showing the likeness and character of your pal in stunning detail from eyes  (which it is said are the windows to the soul ) to nose and mouth giving your dog its unique expressions you love.
your pets coat is drawn or painted as in your picture copying the detailed texture of shadow and highlights and colour that make  your dog unique.

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

but please remember 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.

Every canine  painting or drawing is unique

 so you need to provide a good clear photograph that shows all the detail you wish in your special  artwork. 
I need to be able to see all the detail clearly to paint or draw it properly, so fuzzy out of focus pictures will not give the good results you would be expecting and I need to see all photos to ensure they are suitable to produce an artwork of high standard that you will love in your home.

Photos sent in by my happy clients
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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 portraits 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 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.

Portraits 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  drawing.



 by the portrait pet artist David Gilchrist from your special  photographs.

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 pet portraits from this busy dog portrait artist.

Conte drawing pencils are used on the bigger  portraits giving rich dark shadows and good contrast while the smaller drawings benefit from both conte and  graphite 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 for glasgow dog  portraits uk


Ordering your 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