Pet Portraits

I can be commissioned to create original drawings of your beloved companion(s) using your own photographs – a portrait makes a very special gift or a fabulous addition to your own home.

Each portrait has many hours of care and attention poured into it to ensure that the character and details that make your family member so special are recreated in your portrait.

You can see examples below (click on the drawing to see more detail).  Further examples can be found on the Pet Portrait page in the Gallery.


Animal portrait commissions for a single subject are priced as follows (for more than one subject or to include a background to the drawing, please contact me):

Paper Size* Mount (Frame) Size**Price***
4×6” / 6×6”8×10″ / 10×10″£115
7×10”/ 8×8”11×14″ / 12×12″£220
8×12” / 10×10”12×16″ / 14×14″£330
12×16” / 14×14″16×20” / 18×18″£440

* Other sizes may be accommodated so please do ask if you had another size in mind.
** Frames are not included.
*** Price does not include postage, which will be invoiced at cost.

Mount drawing

For an extra special touch, I can add a bespoke miniature drawing (approx. 1″ in size) to the drawing’s mount for an additional cost of £20 per drawing. See photograph for examples.

Materials and finishing

All drawings are produced using the finest materials and acid-free paper. Portraits are mounted using a window mount with an acid-free back. There is a choice of two colours for the mount: charcoal-black or neutral/off-white (a neutral mount board is used for mount drawings). If you would like your portrait framed, please ask.

Payment terms

A 40% deposit is required upfront when commissioning the drawing. The remaining balance is due when the drawing is complete and before I post it out to you. I will update you as I go along, and I will also email over a photograph/scan of the final piece before it is sent.

(Terms and Conditions)

Example testimonials:

“I was absolutely delighted by the portrait of my beloved cat Tarka. Kate took a lot of care and attention in making sure she had the right pictures to really capture Tarka’s unique personality. In terms of correspondence, I could not fault Kate. Emails were answered swiftly and with great care to make sure my queries were addressed. The actual picture was a masterpiece: Kate has such skill as an artist. I will most certainly be asking Kate to draw my other two cats to add to this one.”  

“Absolutely amazing level of detail! – made a fantastic Christmas present and made us all cry. The sparkle in his eyes and the level of detail in every feature was amazing. Securely packaged and delivered safely. Can’t thank Kate enough for what she has drawn.”

“Thank you so much for the lovely portrait of Willow, my cat.  You have really captured her! It was a wonderful surprise and I can’t wait to show it off.”

“I used Kate Priestman to draw a portrait of my Uncle’s dog Otto, for a Christmas present. Kate was very good at explaining what options I had regarding the layout of the drawing, how long it would take and the price. The result just blew us all away. It really is Otto on the drawing! Kate has done an amazing job, capturing his fur, look and personality perfectly from the photo.  He has now taken the prime spot above the mantelpiece in their living room.”

“We are so happy – perfectly captured in the portrait. Brilliant communication super fast in sending and beautifully packaged. We are so grateful.”

“Stunning! More life-like than in real life.”

“Drop. Dead. Brilliant! An amazing likeness, you have really caught her. So good. Thank you!”

“Wow, just wow! Amazing artist, so pleased.”

“Kate drew our friends cats who had passed away and we wanted to give them a special keepsake. Our friends love it and it sits proudly on their wall. An excellent likeness and a very professional service,”

“It’s incredible! I am blown away. It’s better than I could have hoped for. Thanks so much. I really love it.”

“Wow! Thank you, it looks amazing. You’ve nailed it.”