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Pencil Pet Portraits by Artist Melanie Phillips

Welcome to my pencil pet portraits website! My name is Melanie and I am a professionally trained pencil pet portrait artist with 22 years of experiance accepting commissions from client worldwide. I create pet portraits from your photos of dogs, cats and horses in pencil. If you are looking to commission a hand drawn pencil portrait, you have come to the right place. Why not view my pencil portraits gallery to see previous commissions, read testimonials and see photos clients have taken of the portraits in their homes. View my prices & sizes page and if you need any help, please email me at any time. I'm really looking forward to seeing your photos soon!

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Pet Prices & Commissioning Info

For a detailed description of how my custom pencil portraits works, pop over to my Commissioning Process page. It describes my pencil portraits commission process from the initial contact with my client, through to the handmade bespoke framing and packing of my pet portraits.

It hopefully gives my prospective clients an idea of how everything works. The page is set out with lots of lovely photos of my portraits to view. Also visit my pencil pet portrait prices page to see how much your pencil portrait will cost.

When you are ready you are more than welcome to Email me a range of photos of your pet and we can chat about your requirements.

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Pet Portraits Process


Bespoke Framing and Engraved Plaques

Framing with a mount / matt under glass is essential for my pet portraits. Whether leaving everything for me to arrange for you with my framers, or you use your own, my pencil portraits need to be protected. There is plenty of choice when it comes to framing, so why not hop on to my framing page to give you a few ideas for your framing »

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Gift A Portrait & Testimonials

Many clients love to give my pencil portraits as gifts. If you are getting close to a special date and would like to give my pencil portraits as a gift but would like them to choose what they would like, my Gift a Portrait could be the perfect solution for you. You might also like to visit my pencil pet portraits testimonials page to see a whole host of beautiful photos clients have sent me once they have received the portrait. Including the photo of Paula and Teasel below. Testimonials Gallery »

Pet Portraits Gift Vouchers

Gift A Portrait

Running out of time to arrange a pencil portrait for a special occasion? My Gift a Portrait service might be the perfect thing for you. Save a space in my commissions list, read more on my Pencil Pet Portraits Gift a Portrait »

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Our Studio

The photo above is of Paula who received my pencil portrait of her gorgeous dog called Teasel. View more of my clients photos and testimonials on my dedicated testimonials page - Testimonials Gallery »



2018 latest portraits

Along with my husband's oil paintings we both add our most recent portraits and the stories behind the commissions to our 2018 Latest Portraits section of our website. It is a great place to see our most recent portraits in more detail. I also write a monthly news section letting our clients and visitors to our website know what we get up to on our travels outside of the studio with our little Tibetan Terrier dog called Lily. Why not visit our 2018 Latest Portraits »

Pet Portraits in Progress


About Me & My Studio

My pet portraits studio is nestled amongst the trees in our garden in Wales, UK where create all of my pencil portraits. You can also see photos of my materials too. If you would like to read about me, you can see photos in my about section of my website.

Pencil Pet Portraits Melanie Phillips

Melanie Phillips

If you would like to read a little more about me, my husband Nicholas Beall, my chickens, old welsh cottage and my Tibetan Terrier called Lily who sleeps at my feet while drawing, head on over to my about me section...Melanie Phillips »

Pet Portraits Studio

My Art Studio

My art studio is surrounded by large trees and plenty of wildlife to watch while I am working. I share my studio with my husband Nicholas who is also a pet portrait artist and my Tibetan Terrier Lily. Pop and have a look at my art studio page to see where I work. Art Studio »



Video of a Cat Portrait

This is a video of one of my Pencil Pet Portraits of a lovely cat called Gilli. The portrait was framed using a double mount and my Albany Onyx frame. I often take video of my portraits, take a look at my pencil portraits video page to see more!

Dear Melanie,

I picked up my pencil portrait today and I have to tell you it is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! You have captured her spirit beautifully and the kindness she had in her soul shone through those big brown eyes.

You are IMMENSELY talented portrait artist, I cannot thank you enough. I was quite emotional opening it but they were happy tears, it almost felt as though she was back with me, words cannot express my gratitude.

I am delighted that Teasel appears on your website too, HUGE SMILE, she had that endearing scruffy look about her. Through you we have the most BEAUTIFUL tribute of our very very special little lady. It will take pride of place in our lounge.

Kindest regards, Paula


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