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custom created by hand

oil paintings , pastel drawings and pencil drawings from your photos of people and pets
portraits from photos pastel drawing
paint portraits from photos
dog painting on canvas
find more samples in my galleries

professional portraits from photos by hand in the UK
carefully drawn or painted using traditional materials and techniques to give best results

 portraits from photos of people and pets in UK 
to your requirements using artist quality materials for best professional results


First Class Portraits Created For You
Exclusive fine art portrait oil paintings and pencil drawings created from your loved photographs of people and pet portraits by professional portrait painter David Gilchrist with many years experience producing gallery quality art work 
A proper likeness  from photos in a realistic style using the finest quality artist grade materials for your a bespoke painting or drawing that you can appreciate in the years to come.

Clients ask " paint my portrait from my photo " that is what i am here for and i have many years experience.

You can also look at the  portraits of dogs  page for a pet oil painting or drawing

Order direct from the portrait artist and save 
As you don`t pay gallery fees etc.

Fast personal service and a quick turn around on your portrait and when your masterpiece is finished I post by next day delivery in UK

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 portraits from photos method
oil painting
portraits from photos painting

 Take a look at my galleries 

portraits from photos painting
portraits from photos drawing
 portraits from photos pastel drawing

 get in touch for info. and prices

visit my dog portraits page for details of my authentic dog portraits by hand from your special image

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 to dog page


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 as the pastels can be blended to many subtle shades.

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

See sample 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  portrait.



 by the portrait 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 depicted in both pet and people portraits from this busy artist.

Conte drawing pencils are used on the bigger  portraits giving rich dark shadows and good contrast while the smaller drawings benefit from 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.

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you need a good clear photo for me to work from
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