I have undertaken many commissions of pets and children, but have also painted landscapes, capturing people’s special memories through art. If you would like to discuss a commission, I’d love to hear from you, please contact me.

Here are a few examples of commissions I have completed.

Painted pet portraits

Pets are one of my favourite subject matters, each one is so unique and bursting with character. When I paint them, I feel like I’m getting to know them. Cheeky, feisty, sweet or just utterly adorable – pet portraiture is a joy!

Pet portraits make for a really special gift and can also be a beautiful way to remember a beloved member of the family. It’s very emotional when I reveal a portrait of a pet that sadly is no longer with us and I often find myself welling up too.

All of my portraits are made painted using high quality acrylic paint on acid free, 100% cotton stretched canvas.

I can paint on chunky box canvases which are 1.6 inches deep, or on a normal depth canvas, which can then be framed.

The deep edge canvases give the portrait a modern feel and they look great hung on the wall without a frame.


As a rough price guide, an A3 pet portrait starts from £160, A4 £145. However, I can paint on any size canvas. Bigger portraits take slightly longer and require more materials and this is reflected in the cost.

If you would like a quote, please email me an image of your pet and the size you would like the finished artwork.

I will then email you with a price and some suggestions of how the finished piece may look, for example I may suggest some background colours that would complement your pet’s colouring.

Pencil portraits of children or pets

A4 portraits from £45, framing is an additional £12

A3 portraits from £65, framing is an additional £15

If you would like a different size, or would like to include more than one child/pet in the portrait, then please email for a quote.

For painted people portraits, please email me your requirements for a quote: 

Your photos

Portraits turn out best when I have a high quality image to work from. The better the image, the better the end result will be.

Here is some of the lovely feedback I have received…

“Your portrait of our girls is fantastic. Everyone who comes round comments on how amazing it is”

“Oh my goodness Debbie, this picture is absolutely amazing, even better than I imagined, which I didn’t think possible. It will be such a special 40th birthday gift for my husband, I can’t thank you enough.”

“Both pictures are amazing. Could not be happier, thanks so much Debbie”

“It really is amazing and it captures her beautifully”

“It’s just so him, I absolutely love it!”

“I love my painting of Dudley, you really captured his little face perfectly. Thank you so much.”

For more examples of my work and to see more feedback I have received, please visit my Facebook page, or follow me on Instagram @debbiessketchbook