Pictures From Photos

 sample portraits from photos of people and pets created

in the UK

order a portrait from a picture


painting or drawing
Fine art pictures from photographs

Portraits from your cherished photos of people and pets by professional artist David Gilchrist.
With many years experienceI am experienced in producing unique quality portrait pictures in oil paint or drawn in pencil 
Superior results using finest grade artist materials that will last and give you an original portrait painting or drawing of stunning quality you will treasure In the years to come.  
You can also visit my dog portraits page
Order direct from the portrait artist and save as you don`t pay any gallery commission by buying direct


Your portrait professionally hand painted in oil colour on stretched cotton canvas, the artist bringing to you the experience of many years working with photos to bring out the best a lifelike portrait worthy of pride of place in any home.

An original oil painting from your photograph makes a wonderful, thoughtful gift and your family or friends will appreciate the detailed workmanship in these original paintings created by the artist from your special photographs to last for many years to come..


A stylish b&w pencil portrait is an original artwork created by hand by the portrait artist  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 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.


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 can be blended to many subtle shades.

pastel portraits are drawn from your special photos to give a wonderful photo into picture 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

oil paintings on stretched canvas

drawings have backing board and card surround mount

all portraits sent flat packed in UK


Please note I do not supply picture frames with portraits

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

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

You need good clear photos showing all the detail to be copied to get the best results for
your artist portraits
you can go to my contact page to get in touch and upload photo

privacy statement . Your privacy is respected at all times. I do not give customer details to any other parties. All customer processing online for credit cards etc. is handled by PAYPAL and please be assured I do not have access to your credit card details etc.

portraits ordered may be used on this website to illustrate my artwork service for customers