Pet Portraits by Daniel Wilson

Pet Portraits by Daniel Wilson

Painting pets is one of my absolute favourite things to do. There is nothing better than trying to capture the life and personality of your family members!

‘I am so pleased with the finished painting. You have captured him perfectly, better than a photograph ever could! You have a fantastic talent- Thank you so much!’ (Paul UK)


Portraits can be done in black and white with charcoal or in full colour using pastels.

Oil paintings are also available upon request however prices may vary and availability is limited due to the time that the paintings take to complete and dry.

Frequently Asked Question

How does the commission process work?

Initial enquiries can be made via my website contact form here or by emailing me directly at

If you are not sure exactly what you are looking for I am happy to make suggestions based on the image/s provided. To ensure that you will be happy with the end result I can provide a digital mock-up, allowing you to preview the composition and background before I begin.

What makes the best photo for you to work from?

An ideal reference photo would be high-resolution and taken at eye-level with the subject.

I understand it is not always possible to provide the perfect photo, so I can combine aspects of several images to create the ideal likeness. Similarly, if you require multiple pets within the portrait, these can be combined from separate images.

Follow this guide for tips on how to take the best reference photo of your pet.

How long will the portrait take?

The Pieces take different times depending on the size and complexity of the piece. However most pieces are finished within six weeks or sooner. However if you do have a particular deadline in mind please do get in touch and I will confirm if I can complete the portrait in time. The Christmas period is always very busy so please bear that in mind and book as early as possible to secure your place.

Can you provide the portrait with a frame?

Yes, I am happy to frame the artwork for you so that it is ready to hang. With acrylic paintings on canvas, you also have the option to hang the painting as is. The painting is varnished for protection, so it can be displayed in a number of ways. Framing is charged at cost with a wide range of styles available. For framed Charcoal works and pastel works to reduce the risk of damage I frame using acrylic plexiglass rather than actual glass. This is safer for shipping the artworks especially if they are traveling abroad.